Liz Trond – Head Coach

Liz Trond began rowing in 1989 as a highly competitive collegiate rower (and actually still trains and races on the master’s level, winning the Head of the Charles in the 8+ and Master’s Nationals in the 2x in recent years) and then moved into coaching in 1995 working with the crew teams at Sacramento State University, Orange Coast College, Fairfield University, and Norwalk River Rowing Association.

In 2005, Coach Trond joined Norwalk, CT based Maritime Rowing Club and founded the team’s competitive girls sweep team. In 4 years, her crews won the Head of the Charles, San Diego Crew Classic, and medaled numerous time at USRowing Youth Nationals.

In 2010, Liz then founded her own club, Connecticut Boat Club, where CBC boats then went on to win hundreds of races including 10 National Championships.

Coach Trond’s experience working closely with USRowing’s Junior National Team, which began in 2002, is equally impressive. Serving as Head Coach for the United States Junior Women’s Development Team in 2004 and 2005, Liz coached the CanAmMex teams, and in 2005 won the first ever USA Points Trophy. Those teams included Ari Frost, Elle Logan, Lindsey Meyer, Sara Hendershot, Helen Thompkins and Ashley Kroll who have since competed for USRowing on a U-23 and National Team levels. In 2007 Liz created the USRowing’s High Performance Team and set the framework for the training trip to Berlin. Liz served as assistant coach for the US Junior National Team from 2006-2010 coaching the 2- to a 6th place finish twice, the 4- to 8th & 6th place finishes, and the 8 to a silver medal. In 2011 Trond became the US Junior Women’s Head Coach where she brought with her passion for coaching, a competitive spirit, the knowledge of the complete junior team system, and experience of international level training and racing.