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.
Andrew Gallagher- Program Director
Andrew started rowing at Tempe Town Lake in 2004. He went on to row at the University of Wisconsin from 2007-2011, where he stroked the Varsity 8+ as a senior and led the team to a bronze medal at Eastern Sprints and a 4th place finish at the IRA National Championship regatta. He represented the U.S. at two Under-23 World Championships in the Men’s 2x (2010) and Men’s 4x (2011). The 2011 U-23 M4x placed 4th at World Championships, which is the best result the U.S. has ever posted in that event. He also won the Grand Challenge Cup at the Royal Henley Regatta at Henley-on-Thames in 2012 as part of the first American crew to win the event since 1995. He didn’t make the 2012 Olympic team in London, but trained for one more year thereafter and stroked the Senior Men’s 4x at World Championships in 2013 before retiring from the sport. He posted a 5:50.1 2k score in his last season. Since that time, he’s worked for STORE Capital where he now serves as Managing Director.