Julie Warren joins the Trinity College women's rowing coaching staff for the 2019-20 season. Warren, a 2011 graduate of Smith College, brings eight years of coaching experience to Trinity.
Warren comes to Trinity after serving for just over a year as the head coach of Westford Academy Crew. There she worked to revitalize the co-ed club, rebuilding the team up to 45 student-athletes from seven area schools after it was nearly disbanded in 2018. She brings experience in student-athlete leadership development, novice coaching and recruiting, as well as an administrative background.
“I am thrilled to have Julie joining our staff,” said Trinity Head Coach Heather Barney. “Throughout the interview process I’ve been thoroughly impressed with her dedication to the coaching profession and to Division III in particular. Her philosophy is a perfect match for our team’s values and purpose, and I am confident that her experience in developing young athletes into high performance rowers will be a huge help in moving our program towards our goals.”
Prior to Westford Academy, Warren spent two years working for Community Rowing, Inc. as an assistant coach with the high school varsity girls program. There, she worked with developmental athletes in both sweep and sculling, coaching the team’s fifth and sixth boats to respective first and third place finishes in the 3V8+ event at the 2017 NE Youth Regional Championships and contributing to the club’s first ever Team Points Trophy.
Warren also spent two years at Simmons College, working as a varsity assistant and novice head coach. Between 2012 and 2013, she worked as a coach and coordinator of the middle and high school programs at Pioneer Valley Riverfront Club. Warren also has several years of experience coaching adaptive rowing, as well as working with outreach programs in Western Mass and the Boston area. She has coached athletes ranging in ages from 12 to 74.
In 2014 Warren attended the Institute for Rowing Leadership, an intensive, nationally recognized one-year coaching education program in Boston. There she focused her student research on developing self-efficacy in junior female rowers. Warren earned her bachelor’s degree in Mathematics in 2011 from Smith College, where she first began rowing as a walk on. Off the water you can find her swing dancing, playing rugby, or traveling-- usually via self-supported bicycle touring.