Meet the CoachesUpdated Monday August 21, 2017 by MLRC.
Head Rowing Coach
Robert Welsh was born in Philadelphia and learned to row at St. Joseph’s Prep, winning multiple league, city, Stotesbury, and National championships. He rowed three years in Yale University’s varsity 8, competing successfully in Canada, Great Britain, and China. After graduating in 2001 with a degree in English, he won two club national championships with the New York Athletic Club. Robert has six years of coaching experience, leading the Berkeley (CA) High School women’s crew to Youth Nationals and a silver medal in the varsity 8 at the Scholastic National Championships in 2006. From a rowing family, Robert’s brother won 3 world titles and rowed for the USA in the 2000 Sydney Olympics.Robert earned a law degree from Rutgers University and is admitted to the New Jersey Bar.
Assistant Rowing Coach & Strength Coach
Rebecca Gero graduated from Morristown High School in 2012 and began rowing as a freshman in high school. Freshman and sophomore year, she spent rowing for Unity Crew, an all girls team based out of Lake Parsippany run by a resident of Mountain Lakes. Junior and senior year of high school, Rebecca rowed for Mountain Lakes as a Captain of the girls team. After high school, Rebecca went on to row D1 at University of Rhode Island. Due to physical injury, she retired from rowing and returned to NJ. Upon her return, she was added to the coaching staff at the Mountain Lakes Rowing Club. She has been one of our coaches for four years. Additionally, she is working as an ABA in the Morris School District while continuing her education to complete her degrees in Elementary Ed. and Psychology.