TriStar Rowing is a non-profit organization that was founded in December of 2018 by a passionate group of people who wanted to provide an opportunity for youth and adults to row in Blount, Loudon, Knox and surrounding counties. Our goal is to provide a competitive, fun, and team oriented environment that fosters growth as an athlete and as a young adult.
We provide the facilities, equipment, and coaching that is necessary to become a competitive rower. Our boathouse is conveniently located to Blount County, Knox County, and surrounding areas.
TriStar draws 5th grade, middle school, and high school athletes from all over Knoxville metro area to represent and race for our team. We are continuously seeking student athletes in 5th-12th grade who are hard-working, coach-able, have a willingness to learn, a drive to compete, and are ready to set high standards for themselves and others! We would love for YOU to join us!
HEAD COACH - KATIE KING
Coach Katie King 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 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 excited to bring young, competitive energy to her new role as Head Coach of TriStar rowing.
ASSISTANT COACH - MORGAN COPPOCK
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.
STRENGTH & CONDITIONING - NICK MOORE
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. In 2018 Coach Nick was a winner of the 2018 Summer Shredding Classic physique competition. 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!