ORU-PDX Team Coaches
ORU-PDX Youth Team Varsity Men’s and Women’s Coach
A native Bulgarian, Plamen has been involved in rowing most of his life. He has a Masters degree in Sculling, Sweeping, and Physical Fitness Teaching. As a Bulgarian National Team member, Plamen won several Bulgarian national titles in sculling and sweep rowing. For over thirty years he has been teaching and coaching, using his broad knowledge of human anatomy, physiology, and performance as a foundation. At ORU-PDX, Plamen's goal is to develop champions. Under his guidance, his athletes have excelled at regional regattas and ranked in the top ten at USRowing Junior Nationals. His vast knowledge and experience, combined with his compassion for his athletes and fierce passion for the sport, makes him a favorite of our rowers.
ORU-PDX Youth Team Coach, Masters Coach
Also hailing from Bulgaria, Nadia has been rowing since she was twelve years old. She graduated from the National Academy of Sport in Sofia with a Masters degree in Sculling and Sweeping, Sports Management, and Physical Fitness Teaching. Nadia was a member of the Bulgarian National Team and earned numerous medals in Bulgarian Championships and international regattas. Like her husband, Plamen, she has more than 30 years of coaching and teaching experience. Her encouraging nature and patient personality complements her keen knowledge of rowing and natural ability to teach others the sport; she is known for bringing out the best in her rowers.