• Michael DiSanto President

    Mike was in Oxford's victorious 2014 and 2015 crews. He is studying for an MSc in Psychiatry at Trinity College having completed his undergraduate studies in Psychology and Economics at Harvard University.

    Mike is a former Captain of Harvard University Boat Club, a winner of the US National Selection Regatta in the coxless pair, and finished fourth in the US Men's Eight at the Rio Olympics. He learnt to row at The Belmont Hill School, Massachusetts.

  • Sean Bowden Chief Coach

    Sean has been Chief Coach since 1997 and is one of the most successful Boat Race coaches. His first win in 2000 put an end to Cambridge's seven year winning streak and started a period of Oxford supremacy, winning 11 of the last 17 races.

    Prior to joining Oxford, Sean had been the Head Coach of the successful British Lightweight Rowing Team and a Team GB Olympic coach. He also won two Boat Races for Cambridge in 1993 and 1994.

  • Andy Nelder Assistant Coach

    Andy Nelder has been the Assistant Coach at OUBC since 2006. He has won 8 of his 10 races as coach of Isis, including six consecutive wins from 2011 to 2016 and the course record in 2012.

    Prior to joining OUBC, Andy had a number of coaching positions at Oxford University, including Chief Coach of the Oxford University Lightweight Rowing Club (OULRC). He has a formidable record of 12 wins in 14 years against Cambridge in all competitions.

  • Barbara Wilson Club Administrator

    Barbara began working for OUBC four weeks prior to the 2004 Boat Race. In addition to her key role with OUBC, she is closely involved with the women's and lightweights' squads. Barbara is a member of a number of national and local Head and Regatta committees and is a qualified Multi-Lane Umpire.

    Prior to joining OUBC, Barbara worked in education administration for Oxford University and various local schools.

  • Austen Dorey Boathouse and Equipment Manager

    Austen joined OUBC in 2012. He was brought up on the River Thames and has been building and restoring boats since he could hold a chisel. He has developed an enviable skill base and is widely regarded as one of the finest boatmen in the country.

    Prior to joining OUBC, Austen was boatman of Shiplake College for twelve years and Abingdon School for three years.

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