Screen Shot 2016-04-28 at 3.50.51 PMJoe Quaid, Head Coach

Background:  Joe started rowing in 1972 at Father Judge High School in Philadelphia. He has been an Undine member since 1977, served as Undine’s assistant coach from 1992-1994, and head coach since 1995.

Coaching highlights (US National Team):

  • 2000, 2001, and 2007 LM4x Coach at World Championships
  • 2003 LW2- National Team Coach (the 2003 LW2- was the first Undine women’s crew to compete internationally)
  • 2006 LM2x Coach at World Championships
  • 2015 U23 LM4x World Championships

Coaching highlights (Canadian Henley):

  • 1995, Men’s Senior Quad, first place
  • 1999 and 2005, Men’s Lightweight Quad, first place
  • 1999, Men’s Senior Double, first place
  • 1999 and 2005, Men’s Lightweight Double, first place
  • 2001, Men’s Championship Single, first place

Rowing highlights:

  • 1974 Men’s Youth Eight, Head of the Charles Champions
  • 1986 Men’s Double US Sports Festival Bronze Medalist
  • 1988 and 1989 Men’s Senior Quad US National Champion
  • 1989 Men’s Senior Eight US National Champion

Personal highlights:

  • Undine men winning 94 medals in national championship competition since 1995 including 37 gold, 30 silver, and 27 bronze medals
  • Undine athletes winning national championships in the men’s intermediate light single for five consecutive years (2000 to 2004)
  • Undine men’s light quad being named club crew of the year in 1999 by the Independent Rowing News
  • Undine athletes winning elite national championships in the men’s double, men’s quad, and light men’s quad in 1999


Mike Naughton, Assistant Coach

Background: Mike started rowing at La Salle College High School in Wyndmoor, PA. He rowed sweep as an undergraduate student at the University of Miami, and learned to scull at the Lake Merritt Rowing Club while in graduate school at the University of California, Berkeley. Mike competed for Undine for seven years, from 1995-2002.

Since 1995, Mike has worked at Nielsen-Kellerman, manufacturer of rowing electronics.  He is currently Director of Product Management and has been a major contributor to the development of every product since 1999, including the CoxBox, SpeedCoach XL, SpeedCoach GPS, and Interval.

Coaching highlights:

  • 2004 LW2x Coach of 2nd place finishers in Olympic trials, who went on to earn bronze at World Championships
  • 2005 LW4x Coach of Canadian Henley Gold Medalists
  • 2006 US LM2x Coach at Lucerne World Cup
  • 2006 DOM LM1x Coach at World Championships
  • 2006 LW4+ Coach of Head of Charles Champions
  • 2007 US LW1x Coach at U23 World Championships – 2007 LW4+ Coach of Head of Charles Champions

Rowing highlights:

  • 1999 Elite LM4x US Champion
  • 1999 LM4x Canadian Henley Champion
  • 2000 Elite LM2- US Champion
  • 2001 Elite LM2- US Champion
  • 2001 M4x Competitor Princeton World Cup

Personal highlights:IMG_5234

  • Being named club crew of the year by the Independent Rowing News in 1999.
  • Winning the LM2- at Elite Nationals in back-to-back years with different pair partners.
  • The big pile of medals won by our small group of women at Elite and Club Nationals in 2008


Adrienne Kasprowicz, Assistant Coach

Background:  Adrienne walked on to the University of Virginia Rowing team in 2004 as a true novice.  She was a 4-year letterer while there.  After graduation she took a six year break from rowing to focus on graduate school.  In 2014 she moved to Philly and joined Undine where she learned to scull.  She has been a member of the racing squad since with occasional breaks.

Coaching highlights:

  • 2017 Philadelphia City Rowing Men’s Novice near perfect season
  • 2018 – looking forward to adding to this list at IDR, Club Nats, and Canadian Henley this year
Rowing Highlights
  • 2004 – 2008 ACC Champions
  • 2005 NCAA Runner-Up
  • 2007 NCAA Runner-Up
  • 2008 NCAA 4th Place
  • 2017 W2x Third Place HOSR
  • 2017 W2x First place Schuylkill Navy Day
  • 2016 W4+ Fourth Place among Club Head of the Charles

Personal highlights:

2014 Taking less than 2 months to get back into rowing shape after 6 years off for my first HOTC with Undine
2014-2018 Learning how to scull at Undine and realizing I enjoy it much more than sweep

Personal highlights:

  • Advancing from an Intermediate to Senior to Elite status as a Lightweight Sculler in one weekend at Syracuse, in 1999
  • Coached numerous scholastic and collegiate crews to Stotesbury and Dad Vail Championships


041416-bal-009-2Liesel Hud, Head Juniors Coach