Rowing ACT has a new head coach, with successful school and
club coach Dave Fraumano to take the reigns from December.
Dave has a number of successes since beginning his coaching
career back in 2003. After starting at Mercantile Rowing Club, Dave has coached
local, interstate, and international crews, including the Men’s Lightweight
sculls at 2013 Under-23 World Championships and the Victorian Penrith Cup crew
from 2012-2015. He has also taken Mercantile crews to the Head of the Charles
in Boston, and the Henley Royal Regatta in the United Kingdom.
Since taking over as Head of Rowing at St Catherine’s School
in Toorak in 2012, Dave has built the rowing program into a local force. During
his time at St Catherine’s the Senior 1st VIII won the 2016
Championship, finished second in the 2018 event, and has featured in five out
of seven A finals at the Head of the Schoolgirls regatta. Dave holds a Master’s
degree in Sports Coaching from the University of Queensland.
Dave takes over from the late Nick Garratt. Nick passed away
suddenly in July, with Rowing ACT Assistant Coach Renae Domaschenz acting as
head coach since then. Rowing ACT would like to thank Renae for her efforts
during a difficult time after Nick’s passing; she will remain as Assistant
Coach. They would also like to thank Rowing Australia and the ACT Academy of
Sport for their help during the recruitment process.