Jarrod McClendon

Men's U17/U19 Team Leader

Coach Jarrod McClendon found a passion for rowing when he started sculling in high school. He spent two years at North Bay Rowing Club in Petaluma and subsequently joined Marin Rowing where he received his first medal at a national championship. He was recruited by Cal, winning SDCC regattas, a Pac-10 championship, medaled in dozens of other races, and won an IRA National Championship. After college, he gained experience coaching as an assistant for the Marin Juniors where his 8+ took silver and his 4+ claimed gold. During the 2018 season, Jarrod was the head coach of the BIAC competitive Masters who claimed 11 gold, three silver, and three bronze medals at their national championship in August. On a part-time basis, Jarrod became acquainted with Norcal, serving as an assistant coach one day per week.

Off the water, Jarrod is the Vice President for American Precision Gear Company. He and his team have fostered their growth from a struggling, small business to a thriving and progressive (although still small) company in Foster City.

Jarrod applies his faith to all aspects of his life including coaching. “God gives you the challenges you are able to meet. As a coach, there is nothing more satisfying than watching and helping people achieve their goals.”

When not at the gear shop or Norcal, he and his wife love to find backpacking adventures with their cattle dog or spending weekends with family.