Our Coaches

​Maddie Frendberg is the Head Coach of Hilliard Crew. 

Coach Maddie rowed for and graduated from The Ohio State University where she:

  • Started as a walk-on Novice with the OSU rowing team and earned herself a scholarship

  • Stroked their first novice 8 to a 2nd place finish in the Big 10 in 2017

  • Rowed the 3 seat of the 2nd Varsity 4 to a Big 10 Championship in 2018

  • Rowed the bow seat of the 1st Varsity 4 to a Big 10 Championship in 2019

  • Took 5th place as Team and Boat at the 2019 NCAA National Championships

  • Was one of OSU's top scullers

  • Rowed the 4th fastest 6k Single for US Rowing's U23 Women in 2019

Maddie is an outstanding person and brings innovative ideas on how to benefit our rowers and make them even more competitive.  Maddie is in graduate veterinary school at OSU.

Ally Hatton is the Assistant Coach of Hilliard Crew.

Ally rowed at The Ohio State University from 2016-2019. She walked on to the novice rowing team

as a freshman with no prior rowing experience and is eager to impart her experience to HRA.

  • Ally rowed the 1st String Novice 8 which achieved an undefeated season record. She was part of                           OSU’s historic Big Ten Championship sweep that season. 

  • In 2019, she sat in 2 seat of the 1st Varsity 4, earning a 1st place event finish at the                                                                Big Ten Championship and a 5th place event and team finish at the NCAA Championship.

  • Prior to her athletic career at Ohio State, Ally ran cross country and track and field at Mt. Lebanon High School in Pittsburgh, PA.

 Ally is excited to impart her experience to young rowers.  She is store manager at Fleet Feet in Upper Arlington and in her free time can be found hiking or running.

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