Coach Antonio is in his third year coaching for Lake Brantley and his second as Head Coach! Coach Antonio is a graduate of Lake Brantley High School and was on the 2011 Men's Scholastic State Championship LBRA team. He is currently working towards a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology at the University of Central Florida. Antonio started his coaching career in 2013, helping with the creation of Lyman’s middle school program, where he grew the team to over 40 members in less than two years. In 2019, he rejoined Lake Brantley Rowing, serving as Novice Men's and Women's Coach, and a year later became the Varsity Women's Coach and Head Coach. As Head Coach, he has led the Women’s team to win the 2021 and 2022 Scholastic State Championship. At Stotesbury Cup Regatta in Philadelphia the 2022 Women's Lightweight 4 finished 3rd in the nation. Coach Antonio is looking forward to continuing to develop the team, where he can build on the success of his returning rowers and introducing and training new rowers in a sport he loves.
Mitchell Ott joined Lake Brantley Rowing in the 2020 season as the Men’s Rowing coach. Coach Mitch is a recent graduate of Mercyhurst University in Erie, PA where he studied Business Management and Accounting. During his time with the Men’s Lightweight team at Mercyhurst, Mitch was a two-time captain and grand-finalist at the 2019 IRA National Championships. Coach Mitch led the Men's Junior 8 to win the 2022 FSRA State Championship overall and scholastically! Mitch is committed to growing the Lake Brantley Rowing program and is excited to offer his experience and passion for the sport.
LBRA Middle School Coach
Coach Alex is in his first-year coaching for both the Lake Brantley High School and the Lake Brantley Middle School program. He was on the Lake Brantley Rowing team himself and was the captain of the Lake Brantley High Rowing team in his senior year. Coach Alex graduated from the University of Central Florida with a bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering in 2022. He was the Vice President in his junior year and the President in his Senior year for the Central Florida Rowing Club at the University of Central Florida. While President, Central Florida Rowing club won multiple state championships and a national championship in 2022. Coach Alex is looking forward to helping the novices learn about the sport of rowing.