Imran Malik - Varsity Coach
Imran Malik started his rowing career at Stone Bridge High School in Ashburn, VA during the team's first season in 2012. Upon starting school at Arizona State University, Imran trained with Rio Salado Rowing Club his freshman year and raced a Novice 1x at Southwest Masters Regionals, placing 1st in addition to placing 2nd in a Men's 4x. He joined the Arizona State team his sophomore year where he found his passion for rowing and being on a team. In early 2015, Imran started coaching for Tempe Town Lake Rowing's junior program and also helped out with masters' learn-to-row and ergometer fitness classes. Upon graduating in 2016, he became the head coach for Arizona State, where the team got noticed at San Diego Crew Classic, and finally qualified and medaled at Western Intercollegiate Rowing Association Championships in numerous events. In addition to coaching for ASU, Imran is a varsity coach for Tempe Junior Crew as of 2017. He has goals to take as many crews as possible to larger regattas with hopes to continue to grow the rowing programs in Arizona. He is also sponsored by JLRacing, a premier rowing apparel brand.
Imran has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art and Media Engineering from ASU. Currently, he is pursuing a Master of Science degree in Information Technology Security from Regis University online. Imran is an active member of the Phoenix Metropolitan Men's Chorus as well, performing in countless concerts throughout the year.
Josh Wills-King - Assistant Coach
Joshua Wills-King is a recent college graduate from UC Santa Cruz. He comes from 2 years of collegiate rowing experience at Orange Coast College and 1 year of club rowing.
His passions include outdoor backpacking, philosophy, nature photography, writing and spending time with loved ones. Currently he owns and operates a backpacking LLC in Phoenix and uses his free time to workout, read, and write.
He hopes to help the ASU Crew continue their growth and find big success in ACRA. Go Devils!