Originally from Sacramento, Coach Roman moved to Alameda, CA at a young age. During elementary school, he was classmates with the daughter of Oakland Stroke's Program Director and Women's Novice Coach, Beth Anderson and started rowing with them his Junior year. When he came to CU, a few friends in my dorm joined the team and convinced me to get back on the water again. He completed 4 years rowing with CU--including one spring at University of Waikato in Hamilton, New Zealand. Coach Roman pursued a post-collegiate rowing career rowing with Boulder Community Rowing which gave him an opportunity to row at Head of the Charles in 2015 in his personally owned single. Though he coached for Colorado Junior Crew his senior year, he didn't fall in love with coaching until he joined the CU Coaching Staff. He looks forward for further coaching development after attending the Institute for Rowing Leadership in Boston, MA in Summer 2017.
Roman's coaching philosophy is centered around effectiveness. While some athletes are genetically gifted with fast rowing genes, anyone can become an effective oarsman. He is very passionate about the sport of rowing and strive to spark the same passion amongst his athletes. While his primary duty is to teach rowing, he also encourages his athletes to be better people and try to relate lessons from rowing into the real world.