Staff

Valentino Angelini
Head Coach

Valentino (Tino) Angelini started his rowing Journey right here in Tulsa with TYRA, formally Tulsa Rowing Club Juniors. His journey through rowing in Tulsa lasted for four years, and during that time he fell in love with the sport. He then went on to graduate from high school and continue his education at the University of Oklahoma, where he had decided that he wouldn’t row… At least for the first couple of weeks. He joined the university’s club team where he would end up competing at some of the world’s most prestigious regattas, against some of the world’s most prestigious rowers and programs. Once his time at the University of Oklahoma had come to an end, so too did his journey in rowing, or so he thought.

Upon moving back to Tulsa in 2020, he found himself circling back to where it all began, however this time he had accepted the head coaching role for TYRA. He continues to coach and lead the team alongside Yannick Alphonso-Gibbs, and together, they have transformed the team and have seen massive amounts of improvement.

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Yannick S. Alphonso-Gibbs
Assistant Coach

Yannick began his rowing career on the West Coast competing primarily in the San Francisco Bay Area. After competing successfully as a Novice and Varsity Youth Athlete, Yannick was privileged with the opportunity to compete at the collegiate level.

After completion of his collegiate rowing career on the East Coast, Yannick was determined to continue to contribute to the Rowing Community in some capacity. Taking on the position of Assistant Coach with the Tulsa Youth Rowing Association, Yannick is determined to provide opportunities for youth to fall in love with the sport of Rowing.

Yannick has been a Tulsa resident since 2019 and works as a Real Estate Developer for the Housing Authority of the City of Tulsa.

Yannick is a Candidate for Level II US Rowing Certified Coaches

Emma Reynolds
Assistant Coach

Contact emmareynolds03@gmail.com