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Charles Watt

Head Boys Coach

Charles Watt is the Head Coach of the GHS Boys Team - Varsity, JV and Novices.  Coach Watt joined the GHS coaching staff in the Spring of 2022.  Coach Watt learned to row on his high school team in Massachusetts where he won a Youth National Championship in the 4+ in 2015, and twice earned a seat on the Junior National Team: in 2014, he competed in the 4+ in Hamburg, and in 2015 he won a silver medal in the 8+ in Rio De Janeiro. He then rowed on Princeton University’s varsity team for 4 years, twice winning the Eastern Sprints, and once winning the IRA National Championship. By senior year, he earned a seat in the first varsity boat, posted a 6-2 season record, and made the Grand Final of both Eastern Sprints and the IRA championship.  Coach Watt began coaching in college, and has coached masters, high school and Special Olympic athletes. He comes to GHS Crew from Coventry Lake Community Rowing where he coached the Varsity and JV athletes. He is currently completing graduate studies in biostatistics at the University of Connecticut and enjoys Nordic skiing, Dungeons and Dragons, and reading in his time off. 

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Eleanor Dowd

Head Girls Coach

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Eleanor has a robust background in Crew, having rowed for 4 years at Glastonbury High School in the 1V8 (which placed 3rd at States in 2015 and 2016) and 4 years at UCONN. While studying Nursing at UCONN, she rowed at the Head of the Charles for three years and collected various medals at other regattas throughout her tenure with the Huskies. She is also an avid runner: She finished first in her age division in the Hartford Half Marathon in 2015 and 2017, and third overall for women in the Iron Horse Half Marathon in 2017 and the Mystic Half Marathon in 2018. She also completed the Vermont City Marathon in 2019 and qualified for the Boston Marathon. Eleanor currently works at Middlesex Health as an inpatient hospice nurse. In her spare time, her hobbies include kiteboarding, paddle boarding, reading, and cycling.

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Jack Impronto

Junior Varsity Boys Coach

Jack started his career rowing for Glastonbury in the fall of 2015. Over his four years he amassed a wide variety of medals in Fall and Spring seasons. In the Spring of 2019 he aided in leading his team to victory at the CPSRA's in the 1V8+ along with the Points Trophy. After graduating he started rowing for Riverfront Recapture's Men's team during the summers while he began his collegiate career rowing and studying mathmatics at Trinity College in Hartford, CT.  Jack joined on as a coach here in his junior year at Trinity after racing twice in the Collegiate Men's 8+ with two top 20 finishes at the Head of the Charles Regatta along with winning the 2021 Head of the Housatonic Non IRA 8+. Outside of rowing Jack is an avid collector of pez dispensers with over 2300 unique pieces. 

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Jason Post

Junior Varsity Girls Coach

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Jason has a strong background in crew having rowed for 4 years at GHS and 4 years at UCONN. While studying Healthcare Management and business at UCONN, he maintained a successful rowing career collecting various medals from races across the Northeast. He rowed in nearly every seat in the 1V and 2V boats at UCONN and was also instrumental in the management of the team during his final two years. During his senior year, he also took up the role of novice coach, helping his coaches teach the incoming class. Jason is currently attending the Graduate Business School at UCONN, pursuing a master's degree in Business Analytics and Project Management. He works part-time as a database management with VKEYO analytics. In his spare time, he enjoys woodworking, learning new practical skill, reading and programming. 

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Sean M. Peoples

Novice Boys Coach

Sean was a novice men’s heavy weight 8 coxswain at Connecticut College and went on in his sophomore and and the fall of junior years to cox a J.V. heavy 4 and Varsity heavy 8.  In the spring of his senior year he was the coxswain of the Varsity light-weight 8 that won the New England Championship and a silver medal at the Dad Vail U.S. Small College Championship in Philadelphia in the Spring of 1983. Sean returned to coach a freshmen lightweight 8 and J.V. four at Connecticut College from 1983-84.  Sean was a substitute coxswain while attending graduate school at Columbia University in 1984-85.  He has coached various crews at Glastonbury High School from 2002 to the present.