Staff

East Tennessee believes a successful team and an athlete’s positive experience fall on employing certified professional coaches who have a passion for the sport they coach. Although many factors help determine outcomes in sports, coaches have a direct influence on athletes, their attitudes and performance. Athletes perceive and interpret their athletic experience based on the leadership they receive, as well as their ability to perform well. Effective coaches influence athletes toward greatness.

Our coaches use a modified Long Term Athletic Development (LTAD) model to introduce fundamental physical skills and cognitive awareness to achieve overall athletic improvement that is developmentally appropriate for our young athletes. We use today's best practices to provide a safe, inspiring, and energetic environment. Our training includes on-water training, indoor rowing, plyometric mobility, interval training, core development, dynamic lifting, and regular progress tracking to help the athlete succeed.


Women's Youth Coach

  • Allen Eubanks
    • Head Coach
    • Coaching Certification: USRowing L3
    • Hometown: Bossier City, Louisiana
    • High School: Parkway HS '88, Bossier City, LA
    • College: Northwestern State of Louisiana '97
    • College Rowing: Northwestern State ('92-'97)
    • US Army '88-'92, LA National Guard '92-03
      • Coach Eubanks brings over 25 years of rowing experience to East Tennessee Rowing. After returning from Desert Storm, Coach Eubanks started college and discovered rowing at Northwestern State University of Louisiana (Natchitoches, LA). His coaching career started with the Louisiana School of Math, Science, and Art (Natchitoches, LA) 1995, Centenary College (Shreveport, LA) 1997-2001, and Oak Ridge Rowing/Atomic Rowing (Oak Ridge, TN) 2001-2013. He served as the USRowing Youth Committee Southeast Representative from 2002 to 2015, serving as the chairman of that committee for nine years. Nationally recognized in 2007 for his resounding commitment to the sport of rowing receiving the USRowing Chapman Award. Coach Eubanks’ crews have medaled at the USRowing Club National Championships, USRowing U17/U15 National Championships, USRowing Southeast District Youth Championships, Head of the Schuylkill, Head of the Hooch, and multiple other local, regional, and national events. Coach Eubanks is well respected in the rowing community for finding and developing rowing talent and helping the high school athletes transition into a collegiate rower to receive a rowing scholarships at a collegiate program.

​​​Women's Assistant Youth Coaches

  • Lily Westerman
    • Coaching Certification: USRowing L1
    • Hometown: Knoxville, TN
    • High School: Hardin Valley Academy
    • High School Rowing: Atomic Rowing, Oak Ridge, TN ('10-'14)
    • College: West Virgina University '18
    • College Rowing: West Virgina University ('14-'18)
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  • Position Open to apply send resume here.

Men's Youth Coach

​​​Men's Assistant Youth Coach

  • Josh Boling
    • Coaching Certification: USRowing L2, 
    • Strength and Conditioning Coach Crossfit L1
    • Hometown: Gibbs, Tennessee
    • High School: Gibbs HS, Gibbs, TN
    • College: Liberty University

Master's Coach

  • Will Baker
    • Coaching Certification: USRowing L2
    • Hometown: Maryville, TN
    • High School: Maryville HS, Maryville, TN
    • College: University Of Tennessee
    • College Rowing: University Of Tennessee