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.