SORA, Coach Terry, Kelly and the SORA Board is pleased to announce our NEW Assistant Coach Deidrah Kennedy. Coach Deidrah is a long-time rower and a USRowing Certified Coach and she brings her love of rowing and her high school (prep school), collegiate, masters and club experience to SORA.
About Coach Deidrah - She comes to us from Davenport, Iowa where she called Rivermont Collegiate Rowing Academy home as the head rowing coach and the Assistant Head of Residence Life on campus. With her position as Head Coach, Deidrah has built the program from the ground up. In the program's first year rowers won Novice 1x at hooch, placed 1st and 10th in novice 2x and 2nd in novice 4x at Midwest Championship regional regatta. Deidrah also was the assistant head coach of Y Quad Cities Rowing which is one of the premier rowing clubs in the country. She will bring the skills that she has gained from all of the great coaches, rowers and her own personal training here to SORA.
Coach Deidrah comes to us with extensive experience in building programs at several prep-schools, clubs and colleges over the last 7 years. She earned her degree in Communications from the University of Dubuque where she pursed her other passion of golf and was a member of the Women’s Golf Team. Coach Deidrah rowed on the Quad City Rowing Association as a Junior where her love of Rowing began.
We are excited to announce not only her coming to our club, but also a special camp for our High School team to meet Coach Deidrah and spend some time with her on the water and in the boathouse. She will share with you a little bit about who she is, get to know you and see what you can do on the water.
High School "Meet the New Coach Deidrah Kennedy" Camp
- Tuesday, June 11 - Friday, June 21
- Tuesday- Friday, 8:15am - 11:30am
Who: All high school rowers who rowed with us last season. We are starting out with a cap of 20 rowers for this session but we will add additional registrants to a waiting list in case we increase that capacity and/or there are cancellations.
Session Cost: $200
Drop In Rate with Coaching: $100/week or $25/Day