Website Manager

Great Valley Community Organization

Crew Coaches

Emily Close

Coach Emily rowed all 4 years of high school out of Bachelors Barge Club in Philadelphia. She went on to row at Jacksonville University from 2009-2013. 

Her coaching career began the same place she first found her passion for rowing, Bachelors Barge Club. She started coaching there over the summers throughout her undergraduate time at Jacksonville University. She also spent a summer coaching WYRA summer camps in 2013.

After graduating from Jacksonville, Emily served as the graduate assistant at La Salle University under Tom Madden from 2013 until Spring 2017.  There, she worked with novices and filled in with the varsity boats as needed. Coach Emily is excited to be a part of Great Valley Crew. As a neighbor in the West Chester area, Great Valley Crew poses an exciting opportunity for her to continue to build our new program and instilling the foundations of rowing and passion for the sport onto our team.