Chris Manibusan

Capital Crew Novice Men Head Coach

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Chris started rowing for Sacramento State men’s program in 1997. He rowed from 1997 to 2001, during his time rowing he was a part of the programs only undefeated dual racing season as well as winning the California Cup at the San Diego Crew Classic and multiple WIRA championships.  Chris then began his coaching career as a novice assistant coach for Capital crew for several years and help the program reach a multitude of Youth National Invites. After Coaching he pursued a career as a firefighter/paramedic and is currently employed by the Sacramento City Fire Department. Chris has had success and helped propel many athletes to multiple Youth National Invites and coached many boats to regional championships as well as several top 3 finishes at the Youth National level.  Chris brings many years of real life experience as well as his fiery passion of rowing to Capital Crew.

What is the best part about working at the Aquatic Center?

“I enjoy teaching young athletes life seasons through the sport of rowing and to see them come together from all different backgrounds and learn to work as a team. I also enjoy pushing the athletes out of their comfort zones and helping them realize that they are capable of accomplishing more. Another plus is being able to work on beautiful Lake Natoma in a world class facility and working with a passionate and like-minded staff.”