John came to Georgia in 2001 with over 30 years of coaching experience beginning at T.C. Williams H.S. in Alexandria, VA, and continuing as lightweight rowing coach at Cornell University from 1984 to 1998. During those years, his crews were consistent finalists at national championship regattas, won several times, and competed in the Henley Regatta in England. As a competitor, he won two IRA Championships, competed on the 1967 National Team, and in the Masters’ category. He was one of the early developers of the USRowing coach education program, edited 2 books, and produced three video tapes. In 2001 LLRC hired John Ferriss as the second Executive Director and Head Coach. He served as president of LLRC for fiscal years 2013, 2014, & 2015. John has also served in many other board positions and has provided his expertise to the club in running large regattas as well as boathouse operation. John has lovingly maintained our fleet of rowing shells in top-notch condition as well as teaching Learn to Row and Learn to Row 2 classes which is the gateway for our new rowers.
Joel Wise, LLRC Board Member, Trailer Driver to Regattas