Coaches

Upper St. Clair Rowing CREW SADIE

Sadie Kalathunkal – Coach

An alumna of Upper St. Clair High School, Sadie came back to Pittsburgh after 8 years in West Virginia. Sadie spent 3 years rowing on the NCAA Division I Women’s Rowing Team at West Virginia University.  During her time at WVU, she raced in Big 12s with the 1 V8 or 2 V8 all three years.  Upon completing her degree at WVU she went to the University of Charleston to coach the NCAA Division II Women’s Rowing team while also completing her MBA. At UC she coached the 1 V4 to a first place finish, 2 V4 to a second place finish and 2- to a first place finish at Secret City Head Race, as well as coaching the 2 V4 to a first place finish at the John Hunter Regatta.  Sadie obtained a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from West Virginia University in ‘16 and a Master of Business Administration from University of Charleston ‘17.

Upper St. Clair Rowing CREW Coach Sarah WetzelSarah Wetzel – Coach

Sarah joined North Allegheny High School’s rowing team in 2010 and returned to the sport in college to continue coxing for Virginia Tech’s club crew team. She coxed both the men’s varsity 8 and the women’s novice four. After college, Sarah returned to Pittsburgh and became involved as a volunteer with the adaptive team at Three Rivers Rowing Association. Over the next year, Sarah coached First Row, an all-female high school team for Pittsburgh Public and charter students, and is rowing with the corporate program in 2019.