Lindsay Chatfield, Head Coach
Lindsay Chatfield serves as Vanderbilt Rowing Head Coach. Having rowed for four years at Vanderbilt prior to her coaching position, Lindsay brings extensive experience with the program to her current role. While still a student, she served as president of the team for two years, leading its growth and transformation into a nationally competitive program. As a senior, she was was named to the ACRA Academic All-American Team and was awarded Vanderbilt Rowing’s Commodore Award. As a rower, she competed in the Grand Final of the Varsity Womens’ 4+ at the 2012 ACRA National Championships and won gold in the Mixed Open 4+ at the 2012 Head of the Hooch. In 2012-2013 Lindsay served as the Vanderbilt Rowing Women’s Head Coach, leading the women’s squad to win three ACRA medals and the ACRA Women’s Team Small Boats Trophy in its first year awarded. The success seen by her squad led the American Collegiate Rowing Association to award Lindsay Women’s Assistant Coach of the Year for the 2012-2013 season.
Christine Drasba, Novice Women’s Assistant Coach
Christine Drasba is in her second year as an assistant coach with the Vanderbilt
Rowing program. She coached Vanderbilt’s men’s varsity four through the spring
2013 season, and has also coached at Bucknell University and at Bowdoin College,
focusing mainly on women’s learn-to-row programs. Christine began her rowing career as a walk-on novice at Bucknell, serving as a two-time captain and being named Most Valuable Rower in her final season. Her favorite crew memory is of rowing five seat in the varsity eight that clinched the team’s first Patriot League Championship title in 2006. Off the water, Christine works as a Program Coordinator for Active Citizenship and Service in the Vanderbilt University Dean of Students’ Office.
Alex Garza, Novice Women’s Assistant Coach
Alex Garza is currently coaching the Novice Women. Alex began rowing her freshman year of college at Vanderbilt and has loved the sport ever since the first stoke on the water. She served as treasurer for the team for three and a half of her four years on the team and was an integral part in helping transform the state of the Vanderbilt Crew Team into a nationally competitive program. She is currently working on her Master’s degree at Vanderbilt and is excited to help coach the novice women this year.