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.
Brittany Rapp - Program Director
Kaitlin Tierney - Novice Coach
Coach Kaitlin Tierney started rowing in 2010 at McLean High School in Virginia. During her sophemore year, her novice 4 came in third at the Virginia State Championships. As a Junior she moved up to the Varsity Lightweight 8. Her boat placed first at Virginia State Championships, third at the Stotesbury Cup Regatta, and third at Scholastic Nationals in Camden, New Jersey. In her Senior year she also placed first at the Virginia State Championships in the Varsity Lightweight 8. In the 2012 Mid Atlantic Erg Sprints, she placed second in the Lightweight Junior Women’s 20-minute row and third in the Lightweight Junior Women’s 1500-meter event.
Kaitlin became a member of the Arizona State University women’s crew club in 2013, and has raced in boats from a women’s pair to varsity 8. In 2015 she became the vice president of the women’s team, a position she held until 2017 concluding her eligibility for collegiate competition. In addition, she began coaching the developmental team of Tempe Junior Crew in 2014, coaching rowers with no prior experience in the sport and is currently working to complete a level II coaching certification with USRowing. She hopes to continue improving the ASU team in the coming years, with the goal of seeing her team compete at ACRA’s in Spring 2018.