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Head Coach:

Joe Haney 



Courtney Schleifer


Tom Feaster


Steve White





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Thomas E. Feaster, M.Ed., Rowing Biography

Tom Feaster is a former National Schoolboy Varsity Singles Rowing Champion from Father Judge High School in Philadelphia. Tom was honored in 2009 as and inductee into the Sea Isle City, NJ Beach Patrol Hall of Fame. He was subsequently inducted into the Marietta College Athletic Hall of Fame in 2011.

As a collegiate oarsman at Marietta College Tom pulled the # 6 oar in two of the all time great Marietta College Heavyweight eight oared Crews. One of these Crews represented the United States in England and Germany. Tom served as Marietta's crew captain his senior year at Marietta. 

After graduation from college Mr. Feaster served as Head Rowing Coach at The University of Rhode Island and has coached national championships varsity heavyweight men's crews at Marietta High School, The Sanford Naval Academy and The University of Tampa where he completed a Masters Degree in Education. 

Mr. Feaster is a Licensed Real Estate Broker and a Certified Circuit Civil and Family Mediator. He is a member of the Hillsborough County Bar Association .

Mr. Feaster is currently the President and High Performance Director of The Stewards (Rowing) Foundation (1995-Present) He has been re-elected to a third term on the Board of Directors of the United States Rowing Association, The NGB (National Governing Board) of Rowing in the US.

Tom also serves as a technical consultant in the sport of Rowing. Tom was a guest of the Chinese Government in 2010 and provided consulting services for the Jiangsu Province located in Nanjing, China. In April of 2011, Coach Feaster provided similar coaching services to the NGB of Rowing in the Island of The Bahamas. During July and August of 2012 Coach Feaster served as Rowing Consultant for the Kenai Crewsers Rowing Club in Seward, Alaska. He currently gives private sculling lessons in Tampa, Fl  on behalf of The Stewards Foundation.

Steve White: Treasurer/Director of Rowing

As a successful High School rower from the highly competitive Philadelphia area, Steve was recruited and awarded a scholarship to the University of Tampa where he earned a four year Varsity letter.

Steve stroked the Varsity boats that won multiple state championships and qualified for entry to the national regattas where they earned a bronze medal in the heavyweight four his senior year. He was the first student coach for Tampa Prep back in the very early stages of that program while they were still on the UT campus. Graduating with a degree in Accounting, Steve went on to a highly successful career in the restaurant industry in senior management and executive positions until recently retiring.  Along the way, Steve stayed involved in coaching with his children in a variety of sports but always talked about his lifelong goal of getting back into crew, both as a competitor as well as a coach. 

Steve is a strong believer in "lifelong learning" and has completed the US Rowing Level 1 and Level 2 Coaching Certification classes and enjoys attending and participating in the many rowing seminars and clinics put on around the country by successsful programs and coaches. 

Steve was always impressed with and supported the Stewards Foundation and its commitment to its mission of using the sport of rowing to teach kids teamwork, commitment and responsibility. Having rowed for Tom Feaster, the president of The Stewards Foundation as well as a personal friend, Steve jumped on the opportunity to help coach the program when the need came about and since has been actively involved in growing the sport in the Tampa area.  The Stewards Foundation decided to leverage Steve's leadership and management skills to help them organize in a way that would continue to deliver on their mission as well as grow the existing programs while starting new ones. Steve currently has a number of roles that all complement one another as well as allow him to continue to accomplish his goals. He is the Treasurer of the Foundation as well as the Director of Rowing, with responsibility for providing clear direction for the entire coaching staff.