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Conestoga Crew Coaches



Coach Goldia rowed at University of California - Berkeley, where she was proud to be a part of the 2018 NCAA National Championship team. After graduation, Goldia moved to Philly and trained at Vesper Boat Club on the 2018 U23 summer team where she won Canadian Henley in the Senior 8+, and finished second in the Senior 4-. 

She started coaching as an assistant coach at Conestoga Crew in the fall of 2018 and in August 2019, Goldia was named Head Coach. The team has continued its tradition of excellence – achieving 5th place twice in a row in the Boys Quad and 6th place in the Girls Quad at Youth Nationals, and in 2022, placed 1st and 2nd at Scholastic Nationals in the Girls Varsity Quad and Boys Varsity Quad respectively. In 2023, Conestoga brought back home the Bride’s Plate at Stotesbury in the Girls Quad event.

In the summers, Goldia has assisted the Vesper U19/U23 teams and Penn AC High Performance teams – coaching various crews to finals placement and the medal stand at Independence Day Regatta, Club Nationals, Philly Youth Regatta, and Canadian Henley.


Allie Nussbaum is originally from Andover, Massachusetts, where she started her coxing career in 8th grade at Greater Lawrence Rowing. From here, she coxed the women’s Lightweight 4+ at Youth Nationals in 2012 and again in the Varsity 4+ in 2015. She was voted captain from sophomore through senior year. 

Allie was recruited to Temple University’s Women’s Rowing team. There she made the 2nd Varsity 8+ in her freshman year, and continued to compete at the Varsity level for the next three years. To end her senior year, Allie and the 2nd Varsity 8+ took home a Dad Vail Gold. Their win helped solidify the overall points trophy for the team.

During the summers, Allie competed with Vesper Boat Club’s U23 team. In 2018, she earned 4 Royal Canadian Henley gold medals coxing for both the U23 and Lightweight teams. Allie has numerous off-the-water accomplishments, including the Philadelphia Inquirer’s 2019 Performer of the Year, and two-time member of Temple’s Trustee Ten, representing the ten athletes at Temple with the highest GPA’s.

Upon completing her rowing career at Temple, Allie accepted a summer coaching internship position with USRowing’s Junior National High Performance team to spark her coaching career. She will be completing a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education at Temple this December.


Garren began rowing in high school where he helped found a rowing club at Unionville High School his senior year, qualifying the Men’s Youth 4+ for SRAAs in the first year of the club’s existence. From there he was recruited to Saint Joseph’s University where he graduated in 2018 with degrees in Food Marketing and Business Intelligence. 
He rowed all four years, helping the team to multiple top finishes including two consecutive silver medals at the Dad Vail Regatta in 2017 and 2018. He also helped secure the programs first invitation to the IRA Championship Regatta in the Men’s Varsity 8+ and then as captain his senior year led the Hawks to 17th place in the nation. Outside of SJU, Garren also spent time rowing and coaching with Wilmington Rowing Club, Mendota HP Camp, and Vesper Boat Club, where he is currently a member.

Pat Martin is originally from Clifton Heights PA and rowed for Temple University Men's Crew. 

At Temple, his accomplishments included: the lightweight eight bronze medal at the Dad Vail Regatta (2017-18); the second lightweight four bronze medal at the Kerr Cup (2017-18); the lightweight eight gold medal at the San Diego Crew Classic (2017-18); the lightweight eight silver medal at the Dad Vail Regatta (2016-17); and the lightweight silver medal at the Schuylkill Regatta (2016-17).