Meet our Coaching Staff

Best High School Rowing Coaches

Behind every great rower is a great coach. Our coaching staff knows first hand what it takes to make boats go fast, but more importantly they know how to make comitted and confident young men. We believe we have best coaching staff for high school boys.

Our coaches bring expertise from both high school and Division 1 college programs, giving campers a snapshot of what it takes to be successful at the next levels of their sport. 

Campers will be monitored by D1 athletes in off-water sessions, allowing them to meet and interact with top athletes in the dorms as well!

Eric Houston, rowing coach

Eric Houston

Head Coach, KSBC

Eric Houston is the current Head Coach of Kent School Boat Club, only the fourth to hold this title. He is a graduate of Kent School '80, and Trinity College '84. Eric returned to Kent to coach under Hart Perry, before taking over the program in 1995. In addition to coaching two decades of successful crews, Eric is the chairman of the NEIRA and is a member of the NRF. 

Alex Perkins, rowing coach

Alex Perkins

Assistant, Boston University

Alex rowed for Coach Houston while a student at Kent School from 2006-2010. He captained the Boat Club in his senior year and led the crew to a near perfect season, collecting NEIRA and Youth National Championship titles along the way. He continued on to University of Washington, where he stroked his boats to multiple IRA golds. Alex trained with the US National Team before taking an Assistant Coach role at BU this past fall.