Meet our Coaches

Antionio Patino

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.


Coach Liz is in her third year of coaching! She graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2022 with a Bachelors Degree in Event Management and Hospitality Management. Coach Liz started her coaching career at Lake County Rowing Association as the High School Novice Coach. The fall 22’ season she was an Assistant Coach for Asheville Youth Rowing Association where she coached and developed the women’s team. She returned to Lake County Rowing focusing on developing the middle school program for the spring season. Coach Liz looks forward to growing the Lake Brantley program through her passion for the sport.


This is Doug's first year coaching for Lake Brantley High School assisting with both the men and woman's team. He attended High School in Woodbridge Virginia where he coxed for Forest Park High School and Prince William County Rowing Club. He would go on to cox for the Central Florida Rowing Club for 3 years while attending UCF. During that time he would go on to win the ACRA National Championship coxing a Women's 4. In his final year of college rowing career, he began coxing for Chinook Performance racing.  Currently he is an English teacher at Lake Buena High School.


Coach Rachel began her coaching career initially with Lake Brantley in 2019 as the novice coach. She then coached the middle school team at Edgewater for a period of time and then rejoined Lake Brantley for the 2022 season as the Middle School head coach.  Her rowing experience started with Lake Brantley High School in 2011.  In high school, she won the State Championship in the V8 boat during her freshman and junior year.  She placed third at the Stotesbury Cup Regatta in the Junior 8 category her sophomore and junior year.  She received a full scholarship to row for Clemson University.  While at Clemson she studied and received her Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science and Natural Resources.  Coach Rachel rowed for the LBRA Master's Program at the Head of the Hooch Regatta in 2022.


Julia Engelland started her coaching career for Lake Brantley Rowing as an assistant middle school coach. She rowed for Lake Brantley all four years of high school coached by Antonio Patino, where she had many accomplishments consisting of 2 scholastic state championships in the women’s junior 8 category, a bronze medal at Head of the Hooch in the lightweight 8, and was a silver medalist in the women’s lightweight four at Stotesbury Cup national regatta. Julia will be attending the University of Central Florida in the fall, where she will be majoring in Biology with track for Pre-Veterinary sciences, as well as rowing for the Central Florida Club team.

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