At ULBC we are very fortunate to have an extensive coaching team, lead by UL Chief Coach Hugo Gulliver.  The professional coaching team is supported by a volunteer network made up of highly successful alumni & friends of the club.


Hugo Gulliver – Chief Coach

Hugo Gulliver joined ULBC in 2015, from a position as an assistant coach to the Harvard University Heavyweight Men’s Rowing Programme. Gulliver supported former UL Chief Coach Phil Gray between 2015 & 2019 as UL become British University Champions in Women’s Eights and the UL Men made the  finals of the Temple & Visitors at Henley Royal Regatta. Prior to Harvard Gulliver coached at Latymer Upper School guiding a girls quad to win the Diamond Jubilee Challenge Cup at Henley Royal Regatta.

Gulliver has coached at both the U23 World Championships and World University Championships, and with the Great Britain Junior team. He is also a graduate of the Institute For Rowing Leadership, in the USA. In 2017 Gulliver coached the GB U23 W4- and in 2019 the GB U23 M4+, winning a Silver medal in Sarasota, Florida at the World U23 Championships. In 2018 GB Rowing appointed him Lead Coach for the World University Championship. Gulliver directly coached both the GB M8+ and M4- to Gold.


Gen Bailhache-Graham – Assistant Coach

Bailhache-Graham joined ULBC from Sir William Borlase Grammar School in 2018, where she had lead the women’s programme to medals at the National Schools’ Regatta and athletes into the British junior teams. With a strong S&C background, she leads UL’s Strength & Conditioning programme.