Terry Dougherty

Executive Director

Terry has her Masters degree in Counselor Education and her undergraduate degree in Psychology.  She comes to PCR with a long history of working in education and recreation within the city of Philadelphia.  She has worked at the University of Pennsylvania, Temple University and the University of the Sciences.  In addition, she served as the Executive Director at the North Penn YMCA and, most recently, was the Senior Director of Student Activities and Summer Camp at Valley Forge Military Academy. 

Terry has always been actively involved in athletics. In high school, she earned All Catholic honors in Field Hockey at Bishop Conwell and threw the shot and discus on the track team.  In college, she was a goalie at Bloomsburg University where she was a member of the National Championship Division II Field Hockey Team as well as a captain and starting goalie for the Women’s Lacrosse Team.

Ally Kontra

Middle School Coordinator-Coach Across America

Ally recently graduate from Hamilton College in upstate NY with a major in Geosciences and minors in Biology and Math. She rowed all four years on Hamilton’s Division III team, and helped to take them to the NCAA championships her senior year, where we earned fourth overall team. Before Hamilton, she rowed at the Baldwin School for four years. After coaching with both the PCR High School and Middle School program, Ally has taken over as the Coordinator for the Middle School Program and will assist with the Novice Girls.  This past year she was an assistant coach for Sacred Heart. She is currently pursuing a career in environmental conservation or related field. This summer Ally worked with the PCR’s learn to row camp.

Emily Catlett

Rowing and Accademic Manager

Emily comes to PCR with an extensive background in coaching as well as academic support. She began her rowing career in high school at Potomac Boat Club in Washington, DC. Continuing to row in college, Catlett selected the University of Wisconsin and received her bachelor’s degree. After graduating she moved to California and shortly thereafter began coaching at UC Davis as the Novice Women’s Coach (1991-1994). After three years she was elevated to Women’s Head Coach where she stayed for more than a decade. 

During her tenure at UC Davis, Catlett forged the way from club to varsity status in 1996-1997, oversaw the building of a new boathouse, won back-to-back NCAA Division II National Championships (2001-2002, 2002-2003) and moved the program up to NCAA Division I status. While coaching the Aggies, Catlett honed her academic support skills and attained two Master’s degrees, a MS in Educational Counseling and a MA in Art Therapy. She retired from collegiate coaching in 2007 and began her next chapter as a high school, middle school and community college counselor. She recently moved to the Philadelphia area and is serving as a K-12 PT guidance counselor in Southwest Philadelphia.  

Nick Goode

Varsity Girls Coach

Nick comes to PCR with 12 years of Rowing and 6 years of coaching experience. Nick Started rowing at Ohio University, where he graduated with degrees in Mathematics and Chemistry. He holds a Master’s degree in Exercise Physiology with a concentration in Human Performance from Barry University. While at Barry, Nick assisted the Buccaneers to 3 consecutive NCAA appearances, culminating in a 2nd place finish in 2013. After graduating, Nick moved to Philadelphia where he is a member of the Vesper Racing Team and has won multiple Club and Elite National Championships, Canadian Henley wins in 2013 and 2016, as well as a quarterfinal finish at the Henley Royal Regatta in England. During that time, he also coached part time at St. Joseph’s Preparatory School where he assisted the Hawks to league and City Championships.

Richie Fredricks

Varsity Boys Coach

Richie grew up in South Jersey and rowed for Ocean City High School.  He then went on to row for three years at Marietta College where he received his degree in political science with a minor in Spanish.  After graduating, he served as the Novice Boys Coach at Villanova University.  Richie then moved to Florida where he has coached both boys and girls as well as masters’ rowers for the Treasure Coast Rowing Club. 

Ryan Rickus

Varsity Boys Coach

Ryan volunteered with the PCR Learn to Row Program in the summer of 2011 and has been an assistant coach for PCR since the fall of that year. He currently coaches the novice boys squad and is a student at Temple University where he is majoring in Kinesiology. Ryan also works with the Pennsylvania Adaptive Sports Program.

Liz Euiler

Girls JV Coach

Liz graduated from from Brock University in Canada where she received an MS in Applied Health Science, Kinesiology. Her undergraduate degree in Kinesiology was from University of Massachusetts Amherst. Liz rowed throughout High School and was a member of UMass Division 1 Women’s Rowing team from Fall 2007 through Spring 2011. She was a member of Brock University Varsity Women’s Rowing Team from Fall 2011 through Spring 2012. She is currently an Elite member of Vesper, continuing to compete in national and international regattas. Liz is pursuing her PhD in Physical Therapy at Drexel University this fall

Adrienne Kasprowicz

Novice Boys Coach

Adrienne recently completed her Phd in Conservation Biology from University of New Orleans and was assisting with our middle school program in the fall.  She rowed at the University of Virginia as an undergraduate and is currently rowing at Undine Barge Club.  She is taking over the Novice Boys Coaching position.



Mollie Cusack

Assistant Coach-Middle School/High School

Mollie has been involved with the rowing community since she was a freshman in high school, where she rowed for Bachelors Barge Club. She continued to row at Drexel University, where she graduated in 2014 with her Bachelors of Science degree in Sports Management. In the past few years Mollie has worked with PCR, along with other high school and collegiate rowing programs in the Philadelphia area.  

Imani Johnson

Novice Girls Assistant

Imani is a senior at Temple University and served as the PCR intern this fall.  She is continuing to coach with PCR this spring.  Imani rowed for four years with PCR and rowed for Temple University for one season.  For the last three years Imani has been coaching with the middle school program and assisted coaching the Learn to Row summer camps.

Hayden Sonnier

Volunteer Coach

Hayden grew up in suburban Chicago and rowed for his high school, Loyola Academy. He went on to row for the University of Michigan where, as a senior, he won an ACRA National Championship in the Lightweight 4+ event. He graduated with a degree in Neuroscience, and, following graduation, moved back to Chicago where he worked as the Novice Boys Coach for the Loyola Academy rowing team. He is currently a pursuing a master’s degree in Biomedical Sciences from Drexel University and intends on matriculating into medical school upon completion of the program. He continues to row recreationally

John Hogan

Volunteer Coach

A 1976 Graduate of Temple University with a Bachelors of Science in Communications. John began rowing in 1999 and has competed in many regattas as a Master Rower. He founded The Mariner Insurance Group, Inc. in 1989 and has since become semi-retired which gives him more time for his grandchildren and coaching at Philadelphia City Rowing. John is has been a Board Member of Philadelphia City Rowing since its inception in 2010. He has served as Commodore of the Schuylkill Navy;  2010, 2011 and 2012. A member of Bachelors Barge Club where he sculls almost daily.