Coaching Staff

UpdatedSunday February 20, 2022 byNR.

Northville Rowing is proud to have some of the best coaches anywhere!

Nick Bickes - Director of Rowing and Head Coach
Coach Nick comes to us with an extensive involvement with youth and collegiate athletics for the past 20 years as an athlete and a coach. As a Division One collegiate rower/coxswain, head coaching experience in rowing, soccer, tennis and golf, as well as being a high school English teacher, we are excited to help him continue to build and grow Northville Rowing along with the rest of the coaching staff.
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Van Papoulis - Program Founder and Lead Assistant Coach Varsity Women

Rod Lively - Lead Assistant Coach Novice Women

Drew DiFrancesco - Lead Assistant Coach Novice Men

Rob DiFrancesco - Middle School Coach

Assistant Coaches - Kate Bush, Sarah Buckeridge, Allison Dunn, John Falcone, Bridget Green, Jene Han, Makala Hande, Andrew Jones, Dale Jordan, Maddy Kwiecinski, Sam Oster, Nick Taylor