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trevor appier
Assistant Coach

Appier returned to Northeastern as a volunteer assistant in March 2020, spent three seasons as an assistant coach with the Huskies, and was promoted to associate head coach in 2023.
In 2022-23, Appier helped guide the Huskies to a sixth-place finish in the first varsity at the IRA Championships, up two spots from an eighth place finish in 2021-22. Northeastern had strong performances in each boat at the national championships in which all three reached the A/B Semifinal, the first varsity advanced to the Grand Final for the third time in the last four championships (2023-21, 2019), after an exciting semifinal race that saw the Huskies overtake rival Harvard in the final meters of the race. Alongside Head Coach Alex Perkins, Appier also collected the IRCA Leadership Award, given annually to a coach or administrator who has shown great leadership and become a role model for collegiate rowing. 
In 2021-22, Appier helped lead the Huskies in a year that saw the first varsity upset Stanford at the Pac-12 Challenge, and picked up dual wins over Penn, BU and Wisconsin. Appier helped guide the three Northeastern boats at IRA’s that saw the first varsity finish second in the petite final with an open water advantage over third-place Princeton, second varsity win in the third level final, and the varsity four finish third in the petite final.
In 2020-2021, Appier helped lead the Huskies to a 4th place team finish at IRAs, placing all three varsity crews into the Grand Final with 14-2 regular season record across all crews.


  • Assistant coach for three years at Northeastern (Volunteered in 2020)

  • Associate Head Coach at Boston College

  • Went from 17th to second in one year at the ARCA National Championship with BC

  • Won team points at the New England championships

  • Led BC to a program-best finish at the Head of the Charles

  • Also coached at Communnity Rowing Inc. coaching Youth National Championship Qualifying boats


  • Rowed for Northeastern from 2013-17, captain in 2017

  • Medalled at the Eastern Springs twice (gold in JV 2014 and silver in varsity 2015)

  • Grand Finalist at the IRA National Championships in the varsity and JV eights

  • Rowed varsity in 2016 and 2017, finished seventh both years

  • Rowed at multiple high performace clubs and competed in the Henley Royal Regatta, U.S. National Team selection events, and others

  • Led the Atlanta Junior Rowing Association to program-best Youth National Championship performances

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