Participants will have access to state-of-the-art equipment, experienced Stockton
University rowing coaches, current Stockton rowing athletes, an athletic trainer and
lifeguard.Meet the Coaches
Youth Summer Camp Rowing Coordinator
Head Coach, Stockton University Men's Rowing
Coach Joseph Maguire is slated to be back at the helm of the very successful Stockton
University Summer Youth Rowing Camp for the second year in a row. He was the Camp
Director in the first year, overseeing and implementing every aspect of the camp,
and is the current Head Coach of Men’s Rowing here at Stockton University. Joe has
been involved with rowing his entire life and is looking forward to the newest edition
of the summer youth camp on campus this summer at Lake Fred. He is currently one
of less than 100 Coaches nationwide with the newly revised US Rowing Level 3 certification.
For 24 years, he was an assistant rowing coach for St. Augustine Preparatory School
in Richland, NJ starting with the program’s inception in 1998. He focused most of
his time with the Freshman and Novice rowers, teaching and developing first year athletes
new to the sport. Additionally, he developed and helped implement the entire team
conditioning, training, and testing program after attaining his initial US Rowing
coaching certification in 2005. Joe has also worked as an assistant varsity coach,
guiding boats in the Freshman 8, Junior 8 and Second 8 to medals at the SRAA National
Championship Regatta and Stotesbury Cup Regatta, including a gold at the 2012 SRAA
in the Men’s Junior 8.
He has coached multiple NJ State, Philadelphia City and Atlantic County Championship
winners in various men’s 8’s. This included two undefeated Novice 8’s, in 2003 and
again in 2010. Through the years, his crews have contributed to 8 consecutive Men’s
team point trophies at the NJ State Championship (2008-2015), and the men’s team point
trophy at the Atlantic County Championship regatta every year since that race was
established in 2005 through 2021. Maguire was also voted the Southern New Jersey
Scholastic Rowing Association Coach of the Year in 2011.
At Stockton, he has grown the men’s team from 2 athletes to 15 in his first year as
Head Coach and culminated the fall season at the Bill Braxton Regatta where every
athlete participating in the regatta for Stockton earned a medal, with a silver medal
in the Men’s Varsity 4, and a gold medal in the Men’s Freshman/Novice 8.
Maguire said, “I’m excited to see our summer camp take the next step forward in the
second year, as we work to share valuable lessons through the sport of rowing with
the youth of Atlantic County, who may not have previously had the opportunity to be
exposed to this great sport, along with the camaraderie, teamwork and character building
Joe Masters ATC, CSCS
Director, Stockton Summer Youth Rowing Camp
Athletic Trainer, Stockton University
Joe Masters is a graduate of West Chester University with a Bachelor of Science in
Health & Physical Education and Athletic Training. "My career as a Certified Athletic
Trainer has taken me to many cool and exciting places. I had the opportunity to work
here at Stockton back in the day. That’s when the Training Room was a closet in the
basement of J-Wing. Jon Heck has brought this program a long way.
I developed and operated the first Sports Medicine Clinic in this part of South Jersey.
Atlantic Shore Sports Medicine which later became Pat Croce’s Sports Physical Therapist.
I also worked as an Athletic Trainer through the 90’s with The United States Olympic
Committee which gave me the chance to work the Olympic Games in Atlanta in 1996. After
the Olympics I followed Pat Croce and helped to bring the Philadelphia 76ers Basketball
Team back to contention for the NBA Championship. Shaq & Kobe crushed us in the finals
but what a ride!!
After the Sixers years I returned to this area, started a web-based ice cream business
which we took public, then I returned back to the profession of Athletic Training
which is my true passion. And, back to the Richard Stockton College where it all started
many moons ago. My wife Beverlee and I have lived in Somers Point, NJ since the beginning
where we raised our 3 children who are now adults."
Assistant Director/Recruiting Coordinator and Boathouse Operations
Vashon Brock, more commonly known by his last name Brock. Brock, is currently a senior at Stockton
University completing his undergraduate studies in Public Health, with a concentration
in Community Health Education.
Brock began his rowing career during the winter of his freshman year at Atlantic City
High School. He was taken under the wings of two phenomenal and experienced coaches,
Bradford Cress Sr. and Joe Mazzara. With the leadership of his coaches and support
of his team; He earned a seat and was able make varsity by his sophomore year. In
that time, he improved his 2k time to under 7 minutes, and ended his high school rowing
career with two medals.
"After graduating from Atlantic City High School, I returned to my alma mater and shared
my experience with the younger rowers. I was given the opportunity to coach a junior
varsity boat and guide them through a successful season. With my guidance, the junior
varsity boat was able to lower their times each race.
My goal is to use the Summer Rowing Program to help guide the youth of Atlantic County.
Along with helping them find a passion for rowing. This program helps destroy any
stigmas and stereotypes for rowing and proves that it can be a welcoming and extremely
fun experience for all. This program provides the underserved youth with lessons that
will not only better themselves but provide them with things they will be able to
use in life.
Rowing not only is a great form of exercise but it builds a foundation for your character,
and strong family-like bonds with your teammates."
Coach Kelly is currently the head rowing coach at Ocean City High School. He began
rowing in the sixth grade and has a personal interest in helping build a youth-oriented
program. Kelly comes from a large rowing family in Philadelphia and is a graduate
of LaSalle University. He continues to row with the Viking Rowing Club.
Kelly is very passionate for teaching the sport and his love for rowing to young people.
He strongly believes that rowing is more than a sport - it is a gift that you give
yourself. Kelly believes that the values that you learn in rowing can carry you through
many obstacles, along with being supported by a close community.
Daniel Woods, a senior at Stockton University, has been involved in rowing for the
last 11 years. Starting initially in 2010 as a sculler in middle school, he continued
to be that captain of Haddon Township High School Rowing team for 2 years. He started
attending Stockton University in 2019 and rowed 5 seat for the varsity 8+ and 3 seat
in the varsity 4+. He has competed in Single, Double, Quad, Four, and Eight categories
in many of the big-name national races, such as the Stotesbury Cup, USRowing Club
National Championships, Dad Vails, and MARC. He is the recipient of the Anna Arsenault
award for sportsmanship and is the current captain of the Stockton University men’s
His goals include continuing to row after college for elite teams, such as Vesper
boat club in Philadelphia, where he is a current member. He plans to do some coaching
after college so he can share his experience with other aspiring rowers, and to share
his enthusiasm. “There is a lot to learn about rowing that can only be taught by experience,
and I look forward to being able to coach rowers through the rigors of hard training.”
Dan intends to introduce many young athletes to the sport of rowing during this youth
summer rowing camp. Many youths advance through their K-12 education without ever
getting to experience rowing, and they often miss out. During this 5-week camp, the
rowers will get to experience sportsmanship, oarsmanship and fun. “There is no better
place to catch the rowing bug than the beautiful Atlantic City Bay. I think there
will be many lifetime rowers after they experience all that rowing has to offer”
Currently entering her Senior year at Stockton University. She has been rowing for
8 years. On top of rowing, she enjoys snowboarding, swimming, and surfing. She is
also a beach lifeguard in Upper Township, NJ where she has competed in surf boat races,
swims, paddleboard races, and surf dashes. As a member of the varsity women’s rowing
team at Stockton University she has been the bow seat and one of the three team captains.
Her 1st Varsity 8 earned a bronze at Dad Vail (2019), bronze at MARCs (2021), and
gold at Dad Vail (2021).
Her personal goal for the future is to earn a head coaching position on the collegiate
level. “I have always been an athlete and an active person, and I would like to mold
that into a lifelong career. I have had countless coaches over the years, and I attribute
a lot of them to person I am today. I would like to be one of the people that helps
to shape young adults into successful people both in rowing and in everyday life.
I believe that rowing teaches lifelong skills such as determination, work ethic, and
how to work as a team.”
Emily’s goals for this summer’s youth camp are to teach the young athletes’ new skills
that otherwise they may have missed out on. Also, to teach them life skills and have
FUN! “Rowing is an extremely difficult sport, and I think it’s important to have fun.
I want our young athletes to be excited to come back the next day. I also want them
to be proud of what they’ve accomplished. By the end of our 5 weeks together I hope
that they learned the basics of rowing, made new friends, and learned that with handwork
and determination, they can accomplish anything they set their minds to!”
Halfway through her Junior year at Stockton University, Izabelle has been rowing for
seven years. Outside of rowing she enjoys practicing martial arts, traveling, and
reading in her free time. She has been training in an Okinawa-based karate for a continuing
sixteen years and recently earned her advanced brown belt in early December. As a
member of Stockton University’s Women’s Varsity Rowing program, she has been in seventh
seat as well as one of three team captains. Her Varsity 8 earned bronze at the 2022
MARCs and followed with gold at the 2021 Dad Vail regatta.
Izabelle’s personal goals for the future include being the first on her father’s side
to graduate from Stockton (with her mother being an alumni of the university) and
to become an Officer in Human Intelligence with the Air National Guard after graduation.
“I have always had a strong interest in working in law enforcement, and serving under
the Air National Guard would be the perfect balance for the life I’m striving for.
Both my coaches in rowing and my sensei in karate have been major sources of inspiration
and support in guiding me through what it takes to not only be a strong leader, but
an even stronger team player”.
Her goals for the 2022 youth summer camp are to help encourage the young athletes
in learning new skills and to help them develop a sense of confidence in their abilities,
as well as with their teammates. “It’s important for the young athletes to be proud
of the work they will be putting in each day, and for them to also have fun! Rowing
can be challenging, especially when learning the basics so it is critical that not
only do they receive support from their coaches, but also from each other. I hope
that after five weeks, not only do the athletes reflect on the fun they had with each
other, but also feel proud of the work they put in as a team”.