COUGAR CREW

COACHES AND OFFICERS

PETER BREVICK

Men's Head Coach

Peter Brevick is in his third year as the head coach of the Washington State University Crew. In his two years at the helm, the team has steadily improved and continues to build toward championship contention.

Brevick comes to Pullman from Oklahoma City, OK, where he has spent 5 years working with the Oklahoma City Boathouse Foundation (OKCBF) and the OKC Riversport Junior Rowing program.

Peter joined the OKCBF in the summer of 2012 as Boatman for all programs, and soon took on additional roles working with national rowing adaptive camps and the junior rowing program. In 2014 he added work with the OKC National High Performance Center, which led to coaching the USA Lightweight Men’s Pair at the 2014 World Championships in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Upon returning to Oklahoma City, Brevick began coaching the OKC Riversport Novice Boys program. Highlights from the 2014-15 season included the first ever Boys points trophy for OKC at the SWEAT erg regatta, as well as wins in three of the four novice events at the US Rowing Central Youth Regional Championships. In the fall of 2015, Brevick continued with OKC Riversport, moving to the Varsity Boys Coach. Notable accomplishments from his first season with the Varsity Boys include a 4th place finish at Youth Nationals in the Pair, as well as sending two athletes to the USRowing Junior National Team High Performance camp. His last season in Oklahoma City  had multiple team best performances, highlighted by finishing 13th at the Head of the Charles in the Youth Eights, and 2nd at Youth Nationals in the Four.

Brevick began rowing in 2002 at Washington State University, and began coaching at WSU as a volunteer assistant in 2007. After working in other capacities stateside and overseas for three years, he returned to WSU to coach the Novice Men for the 2011-2012 season.

 

JOHN MICHAEL NAJARIAN

Men's Novice Graduate Assistant

John Michael Najarian is from Bainbridge Island, Washington, where he began his rowing career as a freshman in high school. He recently graduated from WSU in 2020 with a B.S. in civil engineering. He is now pursuing a master’s in civil engineering while researching and developing global ground and surface water budgeting methodologies. While rowing at WSU, John Michael served as Men's Commodore for the 2019-2020 season.

 

DANIELLA DU TOIT

Women's Graduate Assistant

Daniella (Dan) du Toit has a B.S in Kinesiology and Nutrition and pursuing a M.S. in Food Science. du Toit comes from Harare, Zimbabwe where she began her rowing career on the Chisipite Senior School rowing club back in 2009. She went on to row on the Zimbabwean National team for 4 years placing 18th at the Junior World Championships in the single (2013) and also 9th at Youth Olympic Games in the single (2014).

 

After leaving Zimbabwe, du Toit attended University of Massachusetts Amherst where she continued rowing and competed at the 2017 NCAA Championship. Before coming to WSU she was the Men's and Women's assistant coach at Adrian College for 2 years, where she coached the team to their first conference championship in 2021.

 

2021 - 2022 OFFICERS

Men's Commodore - Ciara McCall

Men's Vice Commodore - Mark Walker-Rittgers

Women's Commodore - Kami Hamilton

Women's Vice Commodore - Jenalle Pana

Treasurer - Don Kelly

UREC Liaison - Sean Swett

Recruiting Coordinator - Christian Rorie

Publisher - Steven Collet

Webmaster - Cedar Cunningham