Coach Holly


First, let me tell you that I am short. I stand 5’6.5 on a great day. I started rowing at the Bolles School in Jacksonville Florida in 1994 - where we had probably 50 athletes and four boats! Needless to say, we were a running team that liked to row from time to time. It was the first year of rowing at Bolles!

My junior and senior year I rowed at St. Andrew’s School in DE and just fell in love with the sport. I loved how it epitomized teamwork and I had a great coach and teammates. I rowed for four years at Harvard on the Radcliffe Heavyweight squad - racing at NCAA from 1998-2001. I was elected Team Commodore my Senior year and was selected to Second Team All-Ivy.

I started coaching shortly after finishing college, first as the Assistant Rowing Coach for the Radcliffe Heavyweights. We won the Eastern Sprints and NCAA that year (2003) and I never looked back from coaching! I coached at Pine Crest in Ft. Lauderdale FL winning the State Championship title in the Varsity 8+ and after taking a short break to start a family, began Ready Set Row.®

I have coached over 900 athletes at camps, clinics and virtual training. And I LOVE showing young athletes that they can do more than they think they can.

2016-2023 RSR Results at USrowing Summer Nationals

  • 2023 Results: Marion D. Ventura Women's Point Trophy; 1st & 2nd U19/Youth 8+; 1st U194+; 1st U194-; 1st U194X; 1st U238+; 1st & 2nd U234+; 1st U234-; 1st U231X; 2nd U198+B; 2nd Youth 1X; 2nd Youth 2-; 2nd U234+B; 3rd U178+; 3rd U174+B; 3rd U232X; 4th U238+B; 6th U174+A; 4th & 5th Youth 2-; 5th Youth 4+B;  5th & 6th U234+; 7th U171X; 6th U172X; 7th U232-; 7th U234X; 
    • Women's Point Champion
  • 2022 Results: 1st U19/Youth 8+; 1st U174+; 2nd U19/Youth 4X; 2nd U178+; 3rd U19/Youth 4-; 4th U19/Youth 4+; 5th U174+B; 6th U178+B. 
    • 2nd Team Points for Women
  • 2021 Results: 1st U174+; 1st Women’s 8+; 2nd U178+A; 3rd U178+B; 5th U174+B; 3rd U23 8+; 3rd U23 4+; 3rd U23 Lightweight 4+; 4th U234+B; 4th U23 Lightweight 2X; 5th U23 2X; 
  • 2020 Virtual Program - 85 athletes
  • 2019 Results: 3rd U178+; 3rd Intermediate Lightweight 4+; 5th U198+; 6th U174+; 6th Intermediate 8+
  • 2018 Results: 3rd U23 8+; 5th U198+; 6th U23 4+
  • 2017 Results: 6th U194+
  • 2016 Results: 4th U174+; 6th U178+
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2015-Present: Head Coach and Founder of Ready Set Row

  • 57 Grand Final appearances (2016-2023; 2020 cancelled)
  • 12 Gold medals
  • 7 Silver medals
  • 11 Bronze medals

2008-2012 Performance Consultant to Rowing Teams

2004 (Spring) Women’s Varsity Rowing Coach Pine Crest Rowing

  • Scholastic State Champions Varsity 8+

2002-2003 Assistant Coach Harvard/Radcliffe Varsity Heavyweight Rowing team

  • NCAA Champions (Team and 1V8+)
    • 1st Varsity 8+
    • 4rd 2V8+
    • 6th Varsity 4+ 
  • Eastern Sprints Champions (Team and 1V8+)
    • 1st Varsity 8+
    • 3rd 2V8+
    • 3rd Varsity 4A+
    • 2nd Varsity 4B+
    • 4th Varsity 4C+

1997-2001 Harvard/Radcliffe Heavyweight Rowing 

  • Second Harvard female athlete ever to compete in four NCAA Championships
  • Received Radcliffe Oar for MVP 2001
  • Elected Team Commodore
  • Second Team All-Ivy
  • 1999-2001 Varsity Heavyweight 8+ Radcliffe Heavyweights
  • 12th NCAA 2001; 4th EAWRC
  • 11th NCAA 2000; 2nd EAWRC
  • 6th NCAA 1999; 4th EAWRC
  • 1998-1999 1st Freshman 8+ Radcliffe 
  • 4th Head of the Charles; 3rd EAWRC; 7th NCAA in Radcliffe Heavyweight 2V

1995-1997 St. Andrew’s School Rowing (spring only)

  • Received John Henry Prize for most impact on female sports at St. Andrew’s School
  • Women’s Varsity 8+
  • 1st Women’s Henley 1997 Champions 
  • 2nd Stotesbury 1997
  • 4th SRAA 1997
  • 2nd Stotesbury 1996
  • 4th SRAA 1996

1:1 Virtual Coaching


4 x 30min sessions



4 x 30min sessions