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Coach John Kelley

Coach Kelley has been involved with the EHT Boy crew team since 2018 and Head Coach since 2020. He has been involved with the sport of rowing for over 40 years, starting as a middle schooler at Viking Rowing Club in Ventnor, NJ and has kept on rowing ever since. Having rowed for Atlantic City High School and the University of Pennsylvania during his schooling years, he had success in many major regattas,

winning The Philadelphia City Championships, Stotesbury Regatta, Redwood Shores, and the Head of Charles Regatta. He has also had success at The Eastern Sprints, IRA’s, and The Henley Royal Regatta. He has taken the shirt off many an opponent’s back in Match Races! A lifelong Atlantic County resident, Coach Kelley spent many Summers on the Margate Beach Patrol, where he also rowed competitively and enjoyed success in Surf Boat racing.


As a Member of Viking Rowing Club, Coach Kelley has competed in many master’s races and has served on the Board at VRF since 2015, where he is in charge of Master’s, High School, and Collegiate Summer programs.


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