Boys & Girls Crew

Our Mission

The Knox School is the prime location for competitive rowing on Long Island. Because the campus rests on the shore of Stony Brook Harbor, students are able to participate in this highly competitive sport in both morning and afternoon sessions. With coaches who reside on campus, and boats that launch from the campus shoreline, Knox Crew is a WINNING tradition!

Knox Crew seeks to promote competitive scholastic rowing as a tool to intellectually stimulate students and to better prepare student-athletes for the rigors and complexities of life through participation in physical and mental athletic training and competition.

Our Vision

To develop an interest in competitive team-based rowing as a scholar-athlete through joyful participation in a safe and positive environment. To instill a character-based program and impart an appreciation of the rigorous training process, by reinforcing genuine loyalty to each other. To create a positive and transformative experience so that rowers will leave the program leading meaningful lives. To encourage rowers to continue competitive rowing after Knox.

Falcons Crew is a full-year sport with training both outdoors on the water, and in our state-of-the-art indoor rowing facility with 18 ergs and a full weight room for strength and conditioning.

Our Program Features:

  • 1 College Level Erg Room

  • 30+ Boats

  • 2 Undefeated Seasons

  • 2 State Championships

  • 7 World Records

  • 3 Seasons of Sport (Fall, Winter, Spring)

  • 4 Coaches with Collegiate Rowing Experience

  • 4 Athletes in the Olympic Development Program

  • 10+ Regattas per year

Knox Faculty and Staff

Stephanie Kilgannon
Head Crew Coach

Coach Steph joins the Knox family with over 20 years in the sport. She began her crew career in 2001 as a college freshman at Stony Brook University, rowing on the same water that she coaches for Knox today. Coach Steph held various e-board positions on the Stony Brook Crew Team and continued with the team as Head Coach when she graduated.

Coach Steph went on to be the Varsity Women’s Coach at Manhasset High School. During her time there the girls medaled several times at Head of the Charles, New York State Scholastic Championships, Stotesbury Cup, US Rowing Nationals, and Youth Nationals. Most recently Coach Steph worked as the Assistant Coach at Iona Preparatory High School. During the pandemic, tailoring virtual, off-water, and limited workouts to keep the team on track, the Men’s Jr 4+ obtained gold at the 2021 New York State Invitational Championship.

Over the years Coach Steph has attended various rowing clinics and conventions and has completed her Level 1, 2, and 3 US Rowing Coach certifications. She continues to row recreationally and competitively at the master’s level.

Image of student athlete at Knox, Long Island’s oldest boarding and day school - USA
Image of student athlete at Knox, Long Island’s oldest boarding and day school - USA

Coach’s Awards 2023


College Rowing
Jihyun “Alex” You ’23
Oxford-Brookes University
College Rowing
Aaron Bogart ’23
University of London, Goldsmiths

Best Coach on Long Island