Meet Our Coaches

Mayrene Earle, Founder, Masters Coaching

Founder

In 43 years as a coach and physical educator, Masters Coaching founder Mayrene Earle has developed a deep toolbox of skills, drills and coaching solutions that she uses to elicit the best from rowers of all levels. Mayrene’s keen understanding of rowing dynamics, coupled with her intuitive grasp of how individuals learn, creates a powerful learning experience. On the water and off, Mayrene’s positive, playful and insightful coaching style empowers rowers to build on their strengths -- individually and as a team. Before launching Masters Coaching in 2002, Mayrene was Assistant Professor/Head Coach, Women’s Crew, at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she successfully coached student-athletes to compete in one of the toughest leagues in the country. She is co-founder of ROWoman, one of the first U.S. rowing camps for masters women, and has coached crew at MIT in Cambridge, Mass, Northeastern University in Boston and Wellesley College in Wellesley, Mass. Mayrene has received the Ernestine Bayer Award for significant contributions to women's rowing. When she is not coaching, Mayrene enjoys living on Cape Cod.

Chelsea Pemberton, Coach, Masters Coaching

Coach

Chelsea is a talented coach with superior technical skills and strong motivational capabilities. Chelsea joined the Masters Coaching team in 2006. She began rowing just before high school in the summer of 1997, and enjoyed a successful high school career, winning State championships and a gold medal at the Head of the Charles. Selected for the Junior National Team in 2001, her boat placed 5th at the Junior World Championships, held in Duisburg, Germany. Chelsea was recruited to row at the University of Tennessee, where she rowed in the Varsity 8+ all four years and helped Tennessee attend the NCAA Championships, placing 16th in 2003, 10th in 2004, and 8th in 2005. She was a three-time All-American. Since college, Chelsea has coached all levels of rowers at the Junior, Collegiate, and Masters levels. She holds a USRowing Advanced Coaching Certification, and is a Certified Personal Trainer with a specialization in behavior change. Chelsea also writes the training programs for the "Erg Inspiration" in addition to coaching several MastersCoaching clinics.

 

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Coach

Martha brings over 27 years of competitive rowing and coaching experience to Masters Coaching - and is happy to say she still "learns" to row (and row better!) every day. She holds Level II coaching certification from US Rowing and is a Certified Indoor Rowing Instructor with Concept2 / UCanRow2. Martha has worked as a rowing coach and personal trainer for seasonal programs since 1998, and has coached a wide range of athletes, from collegiate novices to high level performance athletes. She completed her first official Masters Coaching clinic in 2017, and - in early 2020 - ventured to open her own rowing fitness studio, which has paved an interesting journey in flexibility, fortitude and humility. Martha continues to compete in on-water and land-based rowing events whenever possible, with a goal to keep going until she wins her age division at the annual Head of the Charles Regatta, in Boston - even if she's the lone competitor!