Coaching Since: 2008
Favorite Rowing Venue: St. John's River, Jacksonville.
Chris Ottie rowed for TC Williams from 2005 to 2008 after first trying crew in the 2004 Alexandria Crew Boosters (ACB) fall learn to row program. He continued rowing at Jacksonville university from 2008 to 2012. While in Jacksonville he was a volunteer coach for the Brooks Adaptive crew program from 2008 to 2012. During the summers he coached novice youth, novice adults, and youth sculling for ACB from 2008 to 2013. From 2012 to 2014 he coached for the ACB fall crew program and from 2015 to the present he has coached the Alexandria Community Rowing (ACR) Adult learn-to-scull summer program.
Since 2013 Coach Ottie has been a TC Williams spring season coach. He spent three years with the novice girls and is entering his second year coaching the girl's third varsity eight.
"The hard work as a team along with racing hooked me. My favorite places to race have been in Chattanooga and Oakridge, Tennessee. My favorite place for practice has to be in Jacksonville, Florida racing through the little water ways off of the St. Johns River being chased by Dolphins."