Patrick Marre is the Boys Varsity coach. Coach Marre grew up in Portland, Oregon and graduated from Central Catholic High School in 2009. He played football, basketball, and baseball in high school. He began rowing in the spring of his sophomore year of high school at Rose City Rowing Club. In 2009, he received the bronze medal at the Youth Championships in the pair. He then went to the University of Washington and rowed for all four years until he graduated in 2013. At the University of Washington, Coach Marre won two National Championships.
In the summers of 2011 and 2012, Coach Marre competed on the Under-23 National team racing in Amsterdam and Lithuania. In 2011, he received 6th place in the 4+ and in 2012 he received the silver medal at the World Championships in Lithuania in 4+.
Wayland-Weston is Coach Marre’s first full coaching position.
HOW DID YOU GET INVOLVED IN CREW?
I began rowing in the spring of 2007 as a way to stay in shape for football, which at the time was my priority sport. Immediately rowing began my sport and I saw a much stronger future in rowing than any other sport I was playing. By my senior year of high school, I was rowing year around.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE CREW MEMORY?
Winning the IRA National Championships in 2012. It was my first year competing at the IRA and being able to go out and win was a great experience.
WHAT HAS CREW DONE FOR YOU?
Rowing has opened up a whole new world for me. Since I have started rowing, I have traveled to 10 different countries, won multiple National Titles, and was able to represent the United States twice. Along the way I have met many amazing people who I still keep in touch with.
FAVORITE WRITTEN QUOTE:
“Quick is good – relentless is better” – Kevin O’Leary
FAVORITE SPOKEN QUOTE:
“That’s precisely the question everyone should be asking—why the hell not? – Why not you, why not now…” –Timothy Ferriss