Howard (Howie) Hagan
High School Boys Coach
Howie was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY where rowing is anunknown. Arriving in college he discovered lightweight rowing and rowed competitively for four years. Stepping out of a racing shell his senior year, at the May, 1972 Dad Vail regatta, he soon entered the 'real world' consisting of a career as a US Army officer, a wife, two children, a few war zones, over twenty years overseas and no time for rowing. Retiring in 2016 he and his wife settled in Williamsburg. Noticing an article in a local magazine regarding the WBC, he contacted the club president and immediately found himself rowing again. His first Masters sprint race was in May 2016, after a short interlude of 44 years. He continues to row with WBC Masters Program, serves as the current club VP, and is the coach for the U19 Boys. He attended the US Rowing Coach's certification training in 2017 and is certified as a Level (College/HS) Coach.