California State University, Long Beach

Beach Crew Alumni Association (BCA)

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Beach Crew celebrated their 50th anniversary in 2008. We are proud to be one of the oldest collegiate sports at CSULB that is still active. Most of this distinction is due to fact that the alumni of Beach Crew are a proud family. It is important to us that you keep in touch with the organization, your crew family. The involvement and support of the alumni is the life-blood of this team. Our traditions are strong and meaningful not only to alumni, but also to the current rowers and their families.

Beach Crew is excited to move forward with a more comprehensive website that will continue to evolve with updates coming to the alumni that will retain stories of lore and success. This will keep you posted on events that will be driven around embracing the alumni back into an active roll in the program. We hope to include you in crew functions, days on the water with the coaches, and any other kind of gathering to help make the rowing experience a special one for the athletes as it was for you. Keep the traditions and create new experiences for the athletes that will leave a lifelong impression on them.


Mission Statement

The mission of the Beach Crew Alumni Association (BCA) is to enhance the rowing program at California State University, Long Beach, provide scholarship opportunities to student athletes, and maintain the relationship with alumni to extend the involvement of the program.

The Beach Crew Alumni Assocaition is open to all rowers, men and women, who have rowed with the university through at least one season regardless of the level of competition.


The BCA Board of Directors

The Beach Crew Alumni Association is made up of volunteers across several decades of Beach Crew rowers, coaches, and campus staff. Members below can be contacted at the contact page.


The Board of Directors

  • Kenneth Glenn (’71)
  • Victor Grgas (’71)
  • Neil Swaigler (’72)
  • Dave Chaffee (’69)
  • Sherri Kline (’99)
  • Dave Straley (’70)
  • Wolfram Thiele (’93)
Ex-officio Members
(as designated by by-laws or BOD)

  • Rita Hayes
    Student Life & Development Adviser, CSULB
  • John O’Donnell (’74)
  • Brandin Grams (’10)
    Director of Outreach
  • Stephen Buchan (’73)
    CSULB Sports Management Program
  • Bill Goldner (’91)
    Immediate Past President