Coaching Staff

Meet Our Coaches...



Christina Lantuh
Head Coach/Novice Boys Coach
Christina Lantuh began her rowing career at Cornell University, where she walked on to the varsity squad. Highlights include winning a silver medal at Ivy League Championships her novice season, and stroking the NCAA 4+ during her senior year. She graduated in May of 2015 with a degree in Policy Analysis and Management.  

During the summers, Christina has rowed for Genesee Rowing Club, and sculled at Capital Rowing Club. Since moving to DC in June of 2015, she has been a member of the Women’s Sweep Team at Potomac Boat Club. Christina has competed in many local sprint and head races, as well as Independence Day Regatta, Head of the Schuylkill, and the Head of the Charles. She also served as an assistant coach at an urban rowing program that was established at the University of Rochester.Schuylkill, and the Head of the Charles. She also served as an assistant coach at an urban rowing program that was established at the University of Rochester.

Christina works as a Policy Analyst for Booz Allen Hamilton.
 

 
Elliot Lane
Novice Girls Coach

Elliott Lane rowed for St. Andrew’s School  in Delaware from 1990-1995,  then Georgetown University. He has been coaching for the past 19 years, including  positions with St. Albans HS, O’Connell HS, Loyola University, Georgetown University,  and Walt Whitman HS. Over the years, his teams have made the finals at the Eastern Sprints, medaled at Stotesbury and Scholastic Nationals, and won races at the IRA, Dad Vails, US Rowing Nationals and the Canadian Henley.

 

 
 
Ken Shuster
Varsity Girls Head Coach

Ken has been coaching Yorktown rowers since 2009 when he joined the coaching staff as an assistant coach.  In 2015 he became head coach of the  varsity women's crew.

During his high school years, Ken was active in athletics, lettering in cross country, wrestling, and track, earning the Best Athlete Scholar award his senior year. As a high schooler, he also earned the rank of Eagle Scout. Ken began rowing as a freshman at Rutgers University. Highlights included finishing fifth at the IRAs and receiving the Best Rower Award his junior year. He holds a degree in industrial engineering from Rutgers and an MBA from Xavier University.  After college, he took up distance running, competing in numerous events from 10Ks to marathons. His best marathon finishing time was just under 3 hours, with an average pace per mile of 6:52.

In 1988, Ken returned to rowing in 1988 both as a competitor, coach, and boat club member. West Springfield High School hired him to lead the rowing program. He has served on the Occoquan Boat Club Board of Directors and has been an associate member of the Potomac Boat Club.

Ken continues to compete on the water, often with his three brothers. The two sets of Shuster twins - Ken and George, Chris and Neal - have medaled in a number of national and international events, including Canadian Henley, Head of the Charles, Head of the Schuylkill, and the World Rowing Masters Regatta. In 2014, the four Shusters rowed to gold at the USRowing Masters National Head Race Championship on the Savannah River.

Ken works for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in the solid and hazardous waste programs, focusing on conventional and chemical munitions. He lives in Arlington with his wife Julie WanslowThe family rowing tradition has continued with Ken’s step-daughter, Nicole Dobson, rowing for Yorktown. David Shuster, Ken’s son, rowed in high school and college and coached both the varsity men and women at Virginia Tech.

 


 

Zach Johnson
Varsity Boys Head Coach

Zach began his rowing career at Mclean High School in 2007, and also rowed for Thompson's Boat Center as well as Old Dominion Boat Club throughout his time there. He was part of a Junior 2- that earned a silver medal at USRowing Club Nationals in 2009, an Under 19 8+ that finished second at Royal Canadian Henley that same year, and a Youth 8+ that finished 12th at the Head of the Charles in 2008. He began coaching in the summer of 2011 as an assistant coach to the TBC men's program, coached for Walt Whitman High School in 2012, and in 2014 began running the J16 men's program at Thompson's. That year, the J16s first 8+ finished 2nd at USRowing Club Nationals and the second 8+ finished third. Zach returned to Mclean in 2015 as the coach of the Novice men before becoming the Varsity Men's coach in 2016. The TBC J16 8+ has not finished outside 4th place at Club Nationals in that time. Zach is very excited to be working at Yorktown - having raced with and against many formidable Yorktown crews and rowers back in the day (some of which included current assistant coach Fielding Williams), he understands the tradition of excellence that goes along with Yorktown rowing and is committed to adding to it. Zach enjoys the Washington Capitals, developing athletes both mentally and physically, superhero movies, and - most of all - racing. If you have questions about any of those (especially rowing), you can contact him at szachj@gmail.com


 
Fielding Williams
Varsity Boys Assistant Coach

More to come!

 


 
Mara Rice
Varsity Girls Assistant Coach
Coming soon!
 
 

 
Christina