WA Coaches


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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.