About Us

The rowing program at Fayetteville-Manlius High School is open to any student attending the high school, regardless their level of experience. Our vision is to create a superior athletic program whose members will grow and develop through the sport of rowing.



David Cusano

Head Coach / Girls Varsity Coach

Coach Cusano joined the FMHS coaching staff during the 2005 season, when he coached both the Novice Girl’s and Novice Boy’s programs. He then became the Boy’s Varsity Coach in 2006 and the Head Coach in 2007. Coach Cusano is a 1994 graduate of Liverpool High School, where he began rowing as a sophomore and continued through his senior year.  In college Coach Cusano rowed for the SUNY University of Buffalo where he was voted Most Valuable Lightweight for the program in 1999. Following graduation from the University of Buffalo, he moved to Toledo (Ohio) where he wore several hats, including time as coach of the Toledo Rowing Club’s Masters and Summer Junior programs, as well as the Toledo Rowing Club treasurer. Coach Cusano also served as Head Coach of the Anthony Wayne High School rowing program. While in Ohio, he earned Level III coaching certification through the United States Rowing Association and continues to be an active member of the USRA. He also serves as both the Boathouse/Equipment Director for the CHARGERS Rowing Club and the treasurer of the New York State Scholastic Rowing Association. David is employed outside of the sport of rowing as the Head of Digital Visualization for the Americas by Ramboll in downtown Syracuse.


Meredith Andrews

Girls Novice Coach

Meredith Andrews joined the FMHS rowing program in the Spring of 2016 with the Girls Novice program. She assisted with the 2015 fall rowing program with the CHARGERS Rowing Club. She has been involved with the CHARGERS since childhood and was a coxswain for Liverpool High School. She loves working with the kids in the CHARGERS Learn to Row program. Meredith graduated from Liverpool High School. She received her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from SUNY Cortland in Physical Education and Adaptive Physical Education. She has been a Physical Education teacher at Wellwood Middle School for 28 years!

Caroline Withers

Girls Varsity Assistant Coach

Aaron Lim

Boys Varsity Coach

David DeNoble

Boys Novice Coach