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Head Coach Alec Hurley

A native of Rochester, NY Alec began his rowing career as a coxswain for McQuaid Jesuit HS.  He continued to cox while at Marquette University and at the U23 Development Camp and Penn AC after graduation. Alec then spent five years in Philadelphia, running Junior programs like the Radnor Boys, collegiate programs at Haverford College Women, and U23 programs like Whitemarsh BC.  He then moved out West to assume the role as the Varsity Men's Coach at Washington State University.  When he's not on the water in Austin, Alec is pursuing his PhD at the University of Texas.

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Head Novice Men's Coach DOnald Jensen

Donald grew up in Grosse Ile Michigan where he began rowing in high school. He rowed year round and spent his summers rowing for the Detroit Waterfront Association and the Wyandotte Boat Club. Donald rowed for four years at Grand Valley State University and in the summers rowed for the Detroit Boat Club, Vesper Boat Club and Riverside Boat Club. Donald hopes to use these amazing experiences and his extensive knowledge of competitive rowing to help bring Texas Crew onto the map and lay the foundations for a very successful and competitive men's rowing program.



Saige began her rowing career for Austin Rowing Club as a junior at Georgetown high school in Georgetown, TX. After graduation she began rowing for Texas Rowing Center Masters and guest rowed for Texas Crew.  During her sophomore year at the University of Texas at Austin she became the captain of Texas Crew’s varsity women.  During this time she placed 2nd in the women’s double at the American Collegiate Rowing Association regatta. She continued on as captain of the varsity women during her junior year where she was a part of the top varsity 8+.  Saige hopes to introduce the same values and technique that led to her successes to the incoming novice women so they are able to continue the success of Texas Crew.

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Assistant varsity coach

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Assitant novice men's coach simon borchelt

Simon is the son of Mark Borchelt – a seven-time U.S. National Team Member, and two-time Olympian. Simon is not only a coach, but also a dominant masters rower for Texas Rowing Center. He has represented Texas Rowing Center on the National and International stage, with consistently strong finishes at Masters Nationals and Henley Masters Regatta. Simon was also nominated and won USRowing's 2017 Fan's Choice Master of the Year Award for his hard work and dedication to the sport. Simon is a true lover of rowing and hopes to instill this passion in our rowers.