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Coach Katie Moore is a product of the Lake Brantley rowing program. She rowed at Lake Brantley for 2 years in middle school and 4 years in high school. She was part of the squad that earned the program’s first Stotesbury Cup medal and National Championship medal in the 8+, claiming silver in both events. She was also a member of the Varsity 8+, who claimed the Florida State Scholastic Champion title in 2012. 

Katie received a scholarship to row at the University of Tennessee, where she was a 4-year Varsity Letterman winner. She helped the 1V8+ to a top 3 performance at the Conference Championship 3 times and competed in the 1V8+ at both the Head of the Charles and San Diego Crew Classic during her career at UT.

She graduated in 2016 with a BS in Communication Disorders. Katie continued her education at UT, completing her MS In Speech-Language Pathology. During her time in graduate school, she coached the Varsity Men’s team of East Tennessee Rowing Organization for 2 years.

She is bringing young, competitive energy to her role as Head Coach of TriStar rowing. 

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Coach Nick comes from an athletic background, playing basketball, football, baseball, and tennis from youth leagues through high school.

After team sports, Nick found his place in the gym where he has done bodybuilding, power-lifting, CrossFit, and personal training for the past 10+ years. Coach Nick is a certified member of the NSCA (National Strength & Conditioning Association) and the NHSSCA (National High School Strength & Conditioning Association). 

He has a passion for training and nutrition and is excited to help individual athletes meet their strength and conditioning goals - and to prepare them for a fit and healthy lifestyle!


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Coach Morgan comes from an athletic background, playing softball and running cross country in high school.  After high school, she went to the University of Tennessee to pursue a degree in Speech Language Pathology. Interested in continuing athletics, she joined the Lady Vols rowing team as a walk-on. After completing her novice year, Morgan had a strong presence on the team, helping the 2V8+ to a top 3 performance at the Conference Championship, both her junior and senior year. Morgan continued her education at UT, completing her MS in Speech Language Pathology. She is now a school-based SLP, and making her coaching debut at TriStar rowing. Coach Morgan is excited to bring her passion for rowing, nutrition, and overall fitness to the team as an Assistant Coach. 


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Coach Jessie Foulds was also a product of the Lake Brantley rowing program alongside Coach Katie Moore. She was a coxswain at Lake Brantley for 4 years and received a scholarship to cox at the University of Tennessee from 2011 to 2015. During these 4 years her favorite memories and accomplishments were coxing the Women’s Club Eight to a victory at the Head of the Charles Regatta with over a 15 second lead, coxing the 2V8+ to a victory and winning the Conference Championship in 2011, she was a 4 year Varsity Letterman winner, and was rewarded SEC Academic Honor Roll 4 years in a row. She graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2015 with BS in Anthropology is currently working as a Health Coach. She is excited to utilize her skills as a former collegiate coxswain to bring additional perspective and experience to her new role as JV Coach of TriStar rowing.


James Martinez has coached juniors and masters rowers for over two decades. Most recently, he was co-founder, board member and coaching mentor for the R.E.A.C.H. program, serving high school boys and girls in the greater Knoxville area. As a former national team oarsman, James was a 6-time U.S. champion in single, double and quadruple sculls, representing the U.S. at the World Championships between 1993-1998. He was an alternate for the 1996 Olympics, held in Atlanta.  Having served as a classroom teacher and school administrator for over 20 years, James is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Educational Leadership at the University of Tennessee. His first career was engineering, working in the aerospace and defense industries between 1988 and 1996. A lover of classic autos, he enjoys story-telling, writing and motivational speaking. James lives with his wife, Elizabeth, in Knoxville, spending time enjoying the outdoors (including rowing!) with her and their two adult children, Sierra and Rio. 


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