Interim Head Coach
Alex Perkins joined Northeastern as the Associate Head Coach and Recruiting Coordinator for Men’s Rowing on August 4, 2021, and completed his first season with the Huskies in 2021-22.
In his first season with the Huskies, Northeastern had a ton of success, highlighted by a first varsity upset over Stanford at the Pac-12 Challenge. The Huskies also picked up dual wins over Penn, BU, and Wisconsin and were ranked at 8th and 9th throughout the season. Perkins helped guide the three Northeastern boats at IRA’s that saw the first varsity finish second in the petite final (eighth overall), second varsity win in the third level final, and the varsity four finish third in the petite final (ninth overall).
Before Northeastern, Perkins worked at Boston University where he spent the last five seasons coaching the Terriers. In 2019 Perkins was promoted to first Assistant Coach and Recruiting Coordinator. At BU Perkins was responsible for leading the BU recruiting efforts, and coached the 2V eight. In his five seasons at BU Perkins helped the Terriers to multiple program-best finishes at the Eastern sprints, IRA championships, and at the Head of the Charles.
Prior to BU, Perkins rowed at the University of Washington and was a four-time IRA National Championship team member. Perkins is a 2015 graduate of the University of Washington where he was a member of the Huskies' 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 division I National Championship teams. During his collegiate career at Washington, Perkins sat in the stroke seat of the Huskies' varsity eight that won the grand final at the PAC12, and the IRAs in his freshman, sophomore, and senior seasons. Additionally, he was also a four-time Henley Royal Regatta Finalist and 2012 Temple Challenge Cup Champion. In 2012, Perkins sat in the bow seat of the eight that won the championship eight event at the Head of the Charles Regatta.
Perkins rowed for the U.S. team at both the Junior and U23 level. He sat in stroke seat of the 2014 Men’s U23 eight leading them to a bronze medal at the World Championships.