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.
Head Girls Coach
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.
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 2,300 unique pieces.
Junior Varsity Girls Coach
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.
Novice Girls Coach
Julia Canova is an assistant coach for GHS, coaching the novice girls. She started her rowing career in 2011 with the learn to row program at Riverfront Recapture. She started rowing for Avon High School her freshman year, and rowed there for her full high school career. Starting her sophomore year, she was rowing with the first varsity, often as a stroke seat or 2 seat, and with her high school crew rowed at the head of the Charles regatta in 2013. After graduating, she was recruited to row for Franklin Pierce University on their D2 team, where she rowed in the head of the Charles 2 more times in the 3 seasons she participated there. She continues to row recreationally, sculling at Riverfront during the summers. From sculling to sweep, singles to eights, she’s done it all. She is currently an art teacher at Ellington High School. In her free time she enjoys rock climbing, making art, and cooking and baking.