Assistant Coaches

Rachel Tuck

Office Manager and Assistant Coach
Rachel is in her fifth year of coaching at WSU. Prior to coaching at WSU Rachel rowed for Coach Cupp. During her time as a student athlete she competed in the WJV8+ from 2010-2011 and WV8 from 2011-2014. Rachel graduated from Wichita State with degrees in Forensic Science, Criminal Justice and Biology. Currently overseeing the novice team, Rachel teaches new rowers the fundamentals of rowing while assisting their development into student athletes at the collegiate level.

Colton Strength and Conditioning Coach

Colton Ruscetti

Head Strength and Conditioning Coach
Colton joined the Shocker Rowing staff as an assistant strength and conditioning coach in Spring 2017. Through that semester he observed the team's routines and worked on improving them. In Fall 2017 he became the head strength & conditioning coach. In his second year in this role he continues to work with the needs of all the athletes, aiding them in their fitness goals. 

Ben Harden Assistant Coach
Ben Harden
Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach
Bill Vansickle
Bill Vansickle

Assistant Coach
Bill started working with Shocker Rowing in the spring of 2018. As a Wichita Rowing Association member and an active sculler Bill is well versed in sculling and what makes a boat go fast. He works directly with our sculling athletes to teach them the skills that will transform them into better and well-rounded individuals.

Tanner Rowing Intern
Tanner Shirk

Rowing Intern
After rowing for three years at Wichita State, Tanner wanted to give back to the club that instilled in him a love for the sport of rowing. After graduating in December of 2018 with a degree in Strategic Communications Tanner hopes to pursue further coaching options in the future.