The Coaching Team

JanesHead Coach

Dan Janes
Since becoming Head Coach of CULRC in September 2013 Dan has lead the club to 3 straight wins in the Henley Boat Race against Oxford. Quickly developing a reputation as one of the UK’s brightest young coaching talents Dan has developed a formidable and highly successful program drawing heavily on technical excellence and the incorporation of cutting edge sport science. Dan  previously was Head Coach at Nottingham University and coached at Nottingham RC. Athletes under Dan’s tutelage have raced at the U23 World Championships, the Home International Regatta and the EUSA games; Dan himself has coached athletes to wins at both HIR and EUSA among various other major national events including numerous medals at BUCS. Prior to coaching Dan learnt to row at St Peter’s School in York and rowed on GB Junior Team. Dan was also part of  GB Universities Team and  has raced the Diamonds at HRR twice.



Assistant Coach

Bob Greatorex
Bob was a founding member of CULRC, and is unsurpassed in his contribution to CULRC. After rowing the initial boat races, he became head coach – a job he did 26 times, whilst balancing a career as a successful surgeon.  



Assistant Coach/Coxing Coach

Steve Harris
Steve ‘Bomber’ Harris has regularly coached CULRC crews over the years. He provides invaluable advice and perspectives for CUL crews, especially on technical matters in the water. Drawing on his experience as a cox, Bomber also takes care of the coxes’ training. Bomber also coaches at Peterhouse College, where he is also boatman.


Rachael Crockford
Rachael rows at Cantabrigian Boat Club and is a Sports Massage Therapist at Cambridge Sports Massage. She has an MSc in Sports Rehabilitation and a BSc in Sports and Exercise and is a Henley Stweards Trust Coach.