Dave is a graduate of California State University, Sacramento with a bachelors degree in Physical Education, and his master’s degree in Recreation. Dave received a second masters in Sports Management at the University of San Francisco. Dave also has his Physical Therapy Assistant License and is currently working in the Adaptive PE Program at Sacramento City College. Dave has been involved with the sport of rowing for more than 20 years. His passion started when he was an oarsman for the Sacramento State Men’s Rowing team. Dave is the original founder of Capital Crew. He also developed the summer rowing program and started the Women’s Master Rowing Program. Dave has shown his dedication in his coaching and teaching.
Chris began his rowing career at CSU Sacramento in 1997. He rowed under coach Sam Sweitzer. During his time, he was apart of a crew that went undefeated in its dual meet season and won the California Cup at the San Diego Crew Classic along with winning several W.I.R.A championships. Chris was an assistant coach for Capital Crew from 2001 to 2005. He worked side by side with Dave Hayashi coaching novice men, and then moving to varsity women for three seasons, where Dave and Chris took back several boats to the Junior Rowing National Championships each year. Chris also was an assistant coach for the Men’s Junior Development Camp ran by Sam Sweitzer, where the men’s and women’s programs were also very successful at US Rowing Club National Championships. Chris took two seasons off to pursue his current career as a Firefighter Paramedic with the City of Sacramento, where he currently is employed and holds the departments physical agility record. Chris came back to coaching in 2008 where he once again was an assistant coach for the varsity women of Capital crew, and took back a pair to the Junior National Championships. The following year he was an assistant coach for a very successful novice women’s program, where he coached with Dan Carson.