Current Coaches

Ian Coveny (Evening Masters)

Ian's coaching experience consists of more than 15 years of college, high school and club level coaching most recently for the Westford juniors in Spring 2018. He lettered in rowing at Northeastern University, was a member of the United States rowing team from 1998-2003, and a member of the Cambridge University Boat Club (UK) from 2005-2006. While rowing for Cambridge, Ian rowed in the winning Goldie Crew for the 2006 Oxford-Cambridge Boat Race.

Michael Harrington (Morning Masters)

Mike is the head coach of the boys' varsity crew team at the Middlesex School in Concord, MA, where he teaches mathematics. Having rowed as a student at Noble and Greenough School and at Harvard – where he majored in physics – he served as the head coach of the boys’ crew program at The Taft School while teaching physics and astronomy there. Mike has also coached youth rowing at Essex Rowing Club.

Jody Klenk (Adult Introduction to Rowing, Junior Learn to Row)

Jonathan Raichek (Adult Introduction to Rowing)

Kathy Smithwick (Morning Masters)

Kathy enjoys coaching girls’ varsity crew in the spring and girls’ varsity basketball in the winter at the Middlesex School in Concord, MA. A graduate of Duke University with a B.A. in history, Kathy captained varsity crew both at Middlesex and Duke. Kathy is an assistant admissions officer at Middlesex, where in her student days she was a head tour guide.

Julie Warren (Westford Academy Crew, Head Coach)

Julie came to Westford Academy Crew in the Spring of 2018. Previously a musician and a ballet dancer, Julie discovered her love of rowing as an undergraduate student at Smith College. After completing her BA in mathematics, Julie moved to Boston to become a member of Community Rowing's Institute for Rowing Leadership class of 2014.

Prior to WA Crew, Julie worked with the CRI junior varsity and para rowing teams, Simmons University novices, and the Pioneer Valley Riverfront Club. Julie has coached athletes ranging in ages from 12 to 74 in both sweep and sculling, and is passionate about making rowing accessible to anyone who is interested in picking up an oar.

Julie is a native of Western Mass and currently lives with her partner and their cat in Watertown. Off the water you can find her swing dancing, playing rugby, or traveling the world-- usually via self-supported bicycle touring.

Former Coaches

Dave DeIulis (Morning Masters)

Dave was the Head Coach and Varsity Girls Coach at Arlington-Belmont Crew. He joined Arlington-Belmont after three years at Franklin Pierce University as head coach. He served as a member of the NCAA Division 2 Regional Advisory Committee and as a D2 pollster for the College Rowing Coaches Association. Before joining FPU, Dave spent six years serving as the head rowing coach at Brandeis University and three years before that as the varsity head coach at Wentworth Tech where he built the program from the ground up. Outside of collegiate rowing, Dave has coached at the junior level as head coach of Oakland Catholic High School (Pittsburgh) and the Head Coach and Girls Varsity Coach at Worcester Academy.

Tiffany Doggett (Evening Masters)

Tiffany is the Girls Head Coach at The Groton School, where she has coached since 2005. Coach Doggett learned to row in middle school at Noble & Greenough School, then went on to row at Phillips Academy. She was a member of the 1988 U.S. Junior National Rowing team, stroking the youth eight. She continued rowing at Cornell University, helping Cornell win the points trophy at the 1989 Collegiate National Championship in the Novice Eight and winning gold in the Second eight at the 1990 Collegiate National Championships.

Rebecca Eastman (Westford Academy Crew, Novice Coach)

Rebecca comes to rowing through a love of the water, athletics, and nature. She is a USRowing level II certified coach who currently rows with the competitive masters team at Greater Lawrence Rowing and Avalon Rowing Club. She has competed at local, regional and international regattas and enjoys the strength, discipline, and grace the sport requires.

In addition to coaching Westford Academy’s Junior Novice program, Rebecca also coaches the re-established Essex masters program, the recreational masters at GLR, assists at Style Driven Rowing Club in Boston, and works as a swim instructor.

In her spare time, she enjoys sailing, road cycling, swimming, and hiking. She lives in Andover with her children.

Peter Trainor (Westford Academy Crew, Assistant Coach)

A native of Westford, Peter began his rowing career in the spring of 2013 as a freshman with Westford-Littleton Community Crew. He continued with WLCC until his graduation in 2016, spending summers coaching learn to rows. After graduation he went on to attend UMass Lowell where he rowed for two and a half years under Coach Chris Pucella while studying Electrical Engineering. Highlights of his career include rowing in the Head of the Charles three times: once for WLCC and twice for UMass Lowell.

Peter brings with him a passion for boat speed and for coaching clean, technical rowing. He is excited to return to his alma mater to pass on the skills and life lessons that he learned on Forge Pond to a new group of athletes.

In his free time, Peter enjoys playing guitar and drawing. He currently lives in Lowell.