Coaches

  • Head Coach
    Lou, who also teaches English, was previously an assistant coach of women’s rowing for the University of California, Berkeley, where she helped lead the team to an NCAA National Championship. Lou began rowing at Deerfield Academy and went on to graduate from the Berkeley. As a student rower, she helped Berkeley win an NCAA Championship and three Pac-10 Championships. She rowed three years in the varsity 8, earned All-American honors, and was a two-year captain.
  • Assistant Coach
    Emily Chandler is a girls’ rowing coach and science teacher. Emily was previously a NOAA Sea Grant Knauss Marine Policy Fellow with the Office of the Oceanographer of the Navy. She was the head girls’ rowing coach at Tabor Academy, where she also taught chemistry and marine science. Emily began rowing as a student at Tabor, and continued at Bates College, where she helped the team qualify for NCAAs for the first time in school history. At Bates, she led the team to second- and third-place finishes at NCAAs, the Head of the Charles Regatta, the New England Rowing Championships, and the ECAC National Invitational Championships.
  • 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
    Molly Lai coaches rowing and teaches English as part of the University of Pennsylvania Teaching Fellowship program at NMH. Molly headed the rowing program at Wyoming Seminary and coached for Thunderbird Rowing Club in Richmond, British Columbia. She holds coaching certifications from Rowing Canada Aviron (RCA) and RCA Adaptive Learn to Row. Molly coxed for the University of British Columbia and competed across Canada, the U.S., and internationally.