Coaches

  • Head Coach
    Taylor started rowing as a freshman at Phillips Academy. His high school career culminated with a win in the boys' first varsity 8 at the NEIRA championship in 2003. Following his graduation from Phillips Academy, Taylor rowed for four years as a lightweight at Princeton University where he rowed in the 1st varsity 8 for three years, earning bronze and silver medals at the Eastern Sprints and a bronze medal at the IRA National Championship. He was elected captain as a senior and was awarded the Gordon G. Sykes Medal for "showing the best sportsmanship and doing the most for rowing" upon his graduation in 2008. Still, not quite content to walk away from his competitive days as an oarsman, Taylor continued to train and earned a seat in the US Men's Lightweight 4, which raced at the World Championships in 2009. As a coach, Taylor worked with the boys' second varsity 8 during his two years teaching at Phillips Academy. Taylor left Phillips Academy in 2010 for a position at Tabor Academy, where he coached the boys' second varsity 8 before serving as the boy's head coach for four years. Taylor has spent his summers coaching at the Craftsbury Sculling Camps since 2004. He is excited to be joining a program on the rise at Northfield Mount Hermon and looks forward to helping the program continue to grow.
  • Assistant Coach
    Liz began her rowing career at NMH and continued rowing at the University of Pennsylvania. In 2010 she won a bronze medal at U23 World Championships in the women’s double sculls with her twin sister in Brest, Belarus. Liz spent two years training in pursuit of the US Rowing National team with Craftsbury’s Green Racing Project and has coached at the Craftsbury Sculling Center. At the University of Pennsylvania, Liz captained the women’s rowing team for two years, stroked the first varsity eight for three years, and was named female rower of the year. She was selected twice to the first-team all-region by the Collegiate Rowing Coaches of America (CRCA) and was a CRCA national scholar-athlete. The Philadelphia Sports Writers Association honored Liz and her sister for their contributions to Penn’s rowing legacy. Prior to joining NMH, Liz was at Weber Shandwick, a global public relations agency, where she worked on integrated communication campaigns for the Boston 2024 Olympic bid, as well as sports-tech and healthcare clients. Liz was a member of the NMH Alumni Council for five years and received the 2017 Young Alumni Award, which recognizes “outstanding loyalty and support of the school.”
  • Assistant Coach
    Erin began coaching crew in 2001 at Bowdoin College in Maine. She is a level-3 certified US Rowing Association coach. Erin's crews have won medals at many regattas, including the Head of the Charles, New England Championships, and the Dad Vail Regatta. In 2003, Erin took a crew to the Women's Henley Regatta in England where they made it to the semi-final round. Erin is a graduate of NMH ('97) and started rowing during her ninth grade year. She went on to row for Bowdoin College and was captain of the team her senior year. While at Bowdoin she won the New England Championships, earned a third-place medal at the Dad Vail Regatta, and competed at the Henley Women's Regatta in England.
  • Assistant Coach
    Kate grew up Nordic skiing in Minnesota and learned to row at MIT in 2005. She has trained and competed in the senior lightweight single, double, and quadruple sculls out of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Marina Aquatic Center in Los Angeles, Vesper Boat Club, San Diego Rowing Club, Craftsbury Sculling Center, and Potomac Boat Club. She competed in the US Olympic Trials in 2012 and the US Rowing Trials in 2014. Kate coached the San Diego Rowing Club Juniors from 2009 to the spring of 2012 before joining the NMH crew program in the fall of 2012. Since her arrival at NMH, Kate has also assisted the Nordic ski program. With seven years of experience coaching at the high school level, Kate has developed a coaching philosophy that emphasizes athletes' understanding of the importance of teamwork and the scientific fundamentals of physiology, nutrition, and sports psychology in order to reach their highest potential.

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