Abby Abigail Beach
Head Coach, Youth Program
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Abby learned to love rowing at the GDRA boathouse. She was voted M.V.P. and Team Captain her senior year and began coaching Learn to Row. She chose to row D1 with the University of Cincinnati. She came back to coach another summer for Learn to Row and Rookie rowers at GDRA. While attending UC, she also worked in the athletic administration office gaining knowledge of collegiate athletics systems. She finished her time with UC Women’s Rowing by stroking the Varsity 8+ in it’s final season as a Varsity sport in 2007. Upon graduation with a Bachelor of Arts in Personnel & Industrial Relations, she began her career recruiting, then moved to an HR Manager position training and developing staff. After 7 years in Human Resources, Abby took on the GDRA Youth Program’s Head Coach position at the tail end of 2014. The team has grown in size and speed in this time with the help of wonderful coaches and zeal of the athletes. In her free time, she enjoys going on adventures with her family, gardening, cooking, and crafting. She lives in Kettering with her husband Dave, children Jonah and Cleo, dog Griffin, and crazy cat Fox E. Beach.