Tom Rooks

Head Coach

Tom Rooks is the Director of Rowing Operations and Head Coach for WBC.  He is from Orlando, Florida but has lived in several states and on both coasts during his 22 years of service in the US Coast Guard.  He began rowing in high school where he competed at the Scholastic Rowing National Championships. He met his wife, Michelle, rowing for the University of Central Florida. He has coached at Boone High School, Garfield High School, Sturgis Charter School, Prince William Crew, and Barnstable Rowing Club. He has coached winning crews at the New England Rowing Championships, the Head of the Occoquan, and various state and local regattas.  


Coach Tom is driven to help every WBC find their own to path to success inside and outside of a rowing shell.

iCrew Instructions

  • In order to see your practice sessions show up in you iCrew Attendance Plan, you have to make sure the correct TEAMS are in your profile.  After logging in, either on your phone or on the computer, click the TEAMS tab and Add the correct TEAM(s) to your profile.  Make sure you Save the page if it asks and then look at your attendance plan and you will see the practices populated in that page.

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