Salisbury Rowing Camp Coaches
Kyle is a member of the teaching faculty at Fessenden School, the oldest all-boys' junior boarding school in the country. He teaches history, coaches the Fessenden rowing team, and participates in the myriad responsibilities of boarding school life. Kyle graduated from Brown University in 2012 where he was a member of the rowing team twice-named Ivy League champions and second in the nation. His boats earned the gold at the Eastern Sprints and finished third at the IRA National Championships. Kyle captained the Salisbury School crew, where he discovered his love for rowing as a third former (freshman). For the past five summers, Kyle has worked at Paul Newman's Hole in the Wall Gang Camp in Ashford, CT, with children facing life-threatening illnesses. Kyle is excited to assist in the early development of the rowing camp program.
Drew began his coaching career at Salisbury School in 1992, where he taught and coached for 16 years. Drew coached medal-winning and regatta-winning crews in fours and eights, and many of his rowers went on to successful careers in Division 1 boats. After leaving Salisbury, Drew also coached girls rowing at Groton School before settling at Newark Academy in NJ, where he teaches Physics.
Eliott started coxing as a freshman at Tabor Academy in 2002. He immediately fell in love with rowing’s ability to unite a team around hard work and the pursuit of excellence. In 2005 he coxed the Penn AC Junior Men’s 8 that won a gold medal at the Canadian Henley, and the following summer he was invited to the U.S. Junior National Selection Camp. Eliott captained Tabor’s program in 2006 and is proud of everything that team accomplished, including competing in the Henley Royal Regatta. He attended Georgetown University where he coxed for the varsity lightweight squad and majored in English. Eliott currently teaches English and coaches rowing at Salisbury School. He feels incredibly fortunate to be part of a program with a rich history, first-class facilities, and a world-class coaching staff.
Matt began his rowing career when he came to Salisbury as a fourth former (sophomore) in 2011. Instantly hooked on the sport, he knew it was something he wanted to further pursue. He went on to serve as a captain for the crew during his sixth form (senior) year. After graduating in 2014, Matt went out west to Santa Clara University where he continues to row. During his first season with the team, he was a part of the freshman 8 that took gold at the Head of The American Regatta, and Head of The Lagoon. In past summers Matt has worked at a surf instructor on Long Island, and thoroughly enjoys coaching and mentoring roles for young athletes.
Tote, founder of the rowing camp, has been a faculty member at Salisbury School since 2004. In addition to his responsibilities as a rowing coach, he currently chairs the Mathematics Department. Tote rowed for four years for Yale University, where he was on the varsity lightweight eight for three years, twice earning First-Ivy League recognition as the undefeated league champion. In 1990, his eight earned the Regatta and the CT State Championships, have earned bronze and silver medals at the NEIRA Championships, and have competed at the U.S. Rowing Youth Nationals in Cincinnati and the Henley Royal Regatta in England. He lives on campus with his wife, a former rower herself, and their three children. gold medal at the Eastern Sprints and won the IRA National Championships. Tote has competed overseas in England at the Henley Royal Regatta, and in international competition in Cuba. At Salisbury, he has coached at all levels. His crews have earned gold medals at the Mercer Sprints, Founders Day