women's crew Coaches
- Head Women's Crew Coach(315) 229-5782
Nick Hughes has been the Director of the St. Lawrence University rowing program since its inception in 1999 and led the transition from club to varsity status. Hughes' guidance has been instrumental in establishing the Saints as one of the premier crew programs in the East. Hughes directed St. Lawrence to the NCAA Championships for the third straight season in 2010.
Hughes' 2010 Saints team earned their third consecutive Liberty League title, a second place finish at the NYS Championships and a sixth place finish at ECAC's. His team climbed to as high as No. 4 in the national polls before closing the year at No. 7 in Division III rowing.
Hughes and his team were rewarded for all of their efforts, as the Varsity Eight boat earned Liberty League 'Crew of the Year" honors, while Hughes and his staff were named Coaching Staff of the Year by the conference for the third consecutive year.
In 2008, Hughes guided the Saints to their first ever Liberty League Championship, where the Varsity Eight boat took the gold medal for the first time in program history. The team's performance throughout the season helped them earn their first ever NCAA bid, where the Saints' IV placed second in the petite final of the Varsity Eight race, while the 2V placed fourth in the third final.
- Assistant Men's and Women's Crew Coach
Kyle Dowd, a four-year rower for Purdue University, joined the Saints staff in the fall of 2012 as an assistant coach for the crew program.
Prior to coming to St. Lawrence, Kyle served as an assistant rowing coach at Nereid Boat Club and Montclair High School, and was the head lifeguard at the Montclair Department of Recreation.
A 2012 graduate, he earned his Bachelor of Arts in history with honors and minored in political science.
- Assistant Men's and Women's Crew Coach(315) 229-5801
Returning to her alma mater, Amanda Dudley '08 joined the St. Lawrence Crew staff in the fall of 2010 as an assistant coach.
Dudley, a Henderson Harbor, NY native, rowed all four of her collegiate years for the Saints and stroked the Varsity 8+ boat that was named 2008 Liberty League Crew of the Year and placed 5th at the NCAA Division III Rowing Championships.
After graduating from St. Lawrence, Dudley worked as an assistant rowing coach at Lake Braddock Secondary School and then William & Mary Rowing Club, both in Virginia. While assistant coaching, she also completed her student-teaching at Toano Middle School in Toano, VA and received her Master's in Education at The College of William & Mary in 2010.
- Women's Hockey and Women's Crew Faculty/Staff Mentor(315) 229-5441
Dr. Jennifer Hansen will continue to serve as a Faculty/Staff Mentor to the women's hockey and women's crew teams in the 2012-2013 season.
M.A. - Boston College
Ph.D. - SUNY Stony Brook
Dr. Hansen is an Associate Professor in the Philosophy Department at St. Lawrence University. Her research interests include Philosophy of Psychiatry and Feminist Theory. She also teaches courses in Gender and Sexuality Studies and the First Year Program.