Coaching Staff

Mitch Brindley

Program Director and Head Coach

Head coach at Old Dominion University. Over 27 years coaching experience at the youth, collegiate, national, and international level in a variety of one design class dinghies with extensive experience in Laser and Laser Radials. Some notable athletes coached include Anna Tunnicliffe (2008 Olympic Gold Medal Laser Radial), Sally Barkow, Brad Funk, US Sailing Team Laser Team 2009, Zach Railey (2009 Skandia Sail for Gold – Bronze in the Finn class), and Stephanie Roble. Brindley has coached and conducted clinics at various US Sailing Junior Championships.

Morgan Collins

Assistant Director and Coach

Assistant coach at Old Dominion University. Morgan has extensive Laser Radial coaching and sailing experience. While a team member at Old Dominion, she qualified for the Laser Performance Singlehanded National Championships four years in a row.  As a youth sailor she finished second at the US Sailing Junior Women’s Singlehanded Championship. In addition to collegiate coaching Morgan is a frequent coach for US Sailing at national youth clinics and regattas, and for USODA.

Tyler Colvin

Technical Director and Coach

Assistant coach at Old Dominion University. Tyler has extensive coaching experience, at the youth and collegiate level. His specialty will be technical analysis.

Marcelo Venturini


An international coach with racing and coaching  experience in ILCA 4 and ILCA 6 classes. Additionally he has experience in the 420 and Snipe classes.