Katie Ognovich joined CYR August 2020 and is now in her Second year as Head Coach and Program Director. Ognovich came from two years as Head Coach at Greensboro Crew. Prior to being Head Coach she was a Division I rower at the University of Oklahoma were they were consistently top 20 in the NCAA. Ognovich received the Hammer Award all four years of college as the fastest rower on the team. Ognovich has rowed for the High Performance team based in Oklahoma and the Juniors National team while in High School. Ognovich raced on the CanAmMex team in 2013 placing Gold in the 8+ and 2-. At C.R.A.S.H-B's Ognovich was 7th in the world in 2014.
In her first year as Head Coach CYR had its best finishes to date: Regionals- four boats placing top 4 to earn bids to nationals. At nationals getting the highest finish of 2nd place in the Mens 1x. Followed by a 11th, 16th, and 25th in the nation.
Ognovich received her Bachelor's of Science in Health and Exercise Science with an emphasis in coaching and psychology, in 2018 from the University of Oklahoma. Currently, she is working on her Masters of Science from Clemson University in Athletic Leadership.
Ognovich is a nationally certified Strength and Conditioning Coach. Outside of rowing and coaching, Coach K loves to take annual sister trips with her younger sister Junior (who rows at Syracuse), watch NASCAR, or workout with her English Mastiff Coach Bailey.
Coach Dana joins CYR in the fall of 2022. Moyer comes from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where she rowed this past summer on a summer racing team. Moyer was on Saint Louis Crew team for four years while earning her bachelors degree. Moyer has her doctorate in Physical Therapy. She is currently also working in Charlotte as a Pediatric Physical Therapist. Coach Katie is thrilled to bring Coach Dana to the team as she will be a huge asset to CYR.