18 October 2019
Some local rowing news from Connecticut.
Joining head coach Heather Barney and assistant coach Julie Warren, the Trinity College women’s rowing team has announced that Kate Hickes will be joining the coaching staff, effective for the 2019-20 season. Hickes comes from Glastonbury High School where she most recently served as head coach and was a four-year member of the Bucknell Rowing team.
‘I feel tremendously fortunate to have Kate joining our staff,’ said Barney. ‘She brings infectious enthusiasm for rowing, as well as impressive experience both as a student-athlete and as a coach. I know that her passion for the sport will inspire our student-athletes and help them to develop as rowers, coxswains and people.’
Barney, from Allentown, Pennsylvania, brings Division I experience to Trinity, as she coxed for four years at Bucknell University. After guiding the varsity four to gold at the Patriot League Championships her sophomore year, Hickes coxed the lightweight eight to bronze at the IRA National Championships junior year, and led the varsity eight to silver at the Patriot League Championships senior year.
Earning second team all-conference her senior year at Bucknell, Hickes turned to coaching and became the assistant coach at Glastonbury High School in 2016. After winning the 2018 Connecticut Public Schools State Championship, Barney became the head coach of the program. She has also spent time coaching at Central Connecticut Rowing in Middletown.