Heather Barney, who guided Nova Southeastern University to back-to-back NCAA Division II Championship Regattas in 2015 and 2016, has been named Trinity’s new head women’s rowing coach. Barney, who has served as an assistant coach at Bucknell University, Georgetown University, and her alma mater, Williams College, prior to her two years at Nova Southeastern, takes over a Trinity program that has become one of the elite women’s rowing teams in NCAA Division III. Trinity qualified for the NCAA Division III Championship Regatta every year from 2003 to 2015, winning four varsity-eight national titles and the NCAA Division III crown in 2015. Barney replaces Renee Jones, who served as interim head coach in 2015-16. Barney graduated Phi Beta Kappa and with honors from Williams in 2001 with a bachelor’s degree in economics and history and has a master’s degree in coaching and athletic administration from Concordia University in California. She was a highly decorated oarswomen for the Ephs, serving as captain and rowing the bow seat for the fastest boat in Division III rowing in her senior spring.
Trinity also announced the hiring of Emily Garner as its new head women’s basketball coach. Garner spent the last six seasons as an NCAA Division I assistant coach at Long Island University Brooklyn and the U.S. Military Academy. At Army, where she served as an assistant from 2012 to 2016, Garner helped the Black Knights post a four-year record of 99–28 with two NCAA appearances and two WNIT appearances. She replaces Wendy Davis, who resigned in May after posting a 137–128 mark in 11 years at Trinity. Garner, who began her coaching career in 2010 as a graduate assistant at LIU Brooklyn, played basketball at Lafayette College, where in 2009 she earned her bachelor’s degree in English with minors in economics and business; she also holds a master’s degree in secondary education (English) from Long Island University. A three-year starter for the Leopards, Garner was elected captain and garnered Patriot League All-Tournament honors in her senior season.