Expert Coaching for Rowers

Our Coaches



Head Coach

Scott McKee serves as Head Coach of our youth rowing program.  Scott developed his love of rowing in high school and went on to captain the rowing team at Rutgers. After rowing on the 1982 US National Team, he became head coach of Rutgers’ lightweight rowing program for 8 years where he built it into a rowing powerhouse on part with the oldest Ivy League crews. Scott left Rutgers to become Head Coach and Director of Rowing at Columbia University, a position he held for 13 years.  

Scott has coached at all levels, from middle school to masters, and brings a breadth and depth of experience that is hard to match anywhere in South Florida. 

Ben Morgan

Assistant Coach

Ben began his coaching career in 2016 at Everett Rowing Association in Washington state, just north of Seattle, where he enjoyed developing young athletes’ performance, character, and ability to make an individual impact not only in sport, but in life. As a member of NPBRC’s coaching staff and in prior coaching roles, he has taught all skill levels and ages with success.

Ben was a varsity athlete at Western Washington University who helped his V8+ to its best-ever finish at the ACRA National Championships.

As a coach, Ben counts among his team’s biggest accomplishments: 1st place, Novice 8+ at regional championships in 2022 and 2023; 1st place at regionals by his u16 8+ in 2022 (also a course record); 2nd place in the u17 8+ at regional championships in 2022; and 2nd place in the Varsity 8+ at the 2023 San Diego fall classic.  

Emre Cikinci

Assistant (Volunteer) Coach

Emre Cikinci has earned more than 200 National and International awards in rowing including seats on the Turkish National Rowing Team for an impressive 10 seasons. As a young athlete, Emre won the Mediterranean Cup in 2005 and earned spots on Under-23 (U23) World Championship teams twice in 2007 and 2008. In 2008, he won the bronze medal from the World Military games in Poland.

Emre joined NPBRC as a masters athlete in 2022 and now volunteers to help with our Youth Program. His time supporting NPBRC’s youth team has been marked by a calm and steady demeanor with athletes of all ages and abilities and a deep love for the sport that infuses all he does. Emre creates a culture where young athletes can thrive and grow into confident, responsible teammates with the knowledge and skill to succeed at the next level of our sport.