Dave Mottola

Competitive Boys Novice Coach

Dave grew up in Vienna, VA and started rowing competitively at James Madison High School. He then went on to compete for the Columbia University Lightweights where he raced in the Varsity 8+ for all four years. During his time at Columbia, Dave won numerous Eastern Sprints and IRA medals including IRA gold in 2016.

Dave was a member of the Temple Challenge Cup semi-final crew at Henley in 2015 and the quarter-final crew in the same event in 2016. He also competed on the U23 National Team in 2016 with the Lightweight 4- in Rotterdam.

As a coach, Dave has spent the past two years coaching the Georgetown University Lightweights and St. Albans High School. At Georgetown, Dave created and implemented a new team wide training plan. At St. Albans, he coached the lower boats to their best season to date as the St. Albans Junior 4+ won Stotesbury for the first time in program history. Outside of coaching, he enjoys practicing Muay Thai and running.