MEN'S VARSITY COACH - WILLIAM SCHERBA
William began rowing as a freshmen at Junipero Serra High School in San Mateo, California in the fall of 2004. During his tenure he was awarded the Novice MVP in 2005 , the Varsity MVP in 2008, medaled in multiple events at the Southwest Regional Junior Championships, raced in the Head of the Charles and competed in the 2006 and 2008 the USRowing Junior National Championships in the lightweight (LWT) 8. William spent the summer of 2007 rowing for Penn Athletic Club in Philadelphia, PA. That summer he raced in the Club LWT 8 finishing 2nd at the USRowing Club National Championships and the Royal Canadian Henley Regatta. As a rower at the University of California, San Diego, William raced at the 2009 Intercollegiate Rowing Association (IRA) Championships in the Novice 8, which marked the first appearance at the National Championships in program history. As a freshman, he was named Novice MVP. In 2010 William won the Western Intercollegiate Rowing Championships (WIRA) in the JV 8. In addition to working with DePaul Rowing William works as an Audit Associate at Sassetti LLC, a public accounting firm.
MEN'S NOVICE COACH - JUSTIN GORDON
Justin began rowing for the Marin Rowing Association in Greenbrae, California as a junior in high school in the fall of 2005. During his tenure he medaled in multiple events at the Southwest Regional Junior Championships and competed at the USRowing Junior National Championships in the lightweight (LWT) 8.
As a rower at the University of California, San Diego, Justin raced at the 2009 and 2011 Intercollegiate Rowing Association (IRA) Championships in the Varsity 8, which marked the first two appearance at the National Championships in program history. As a freshmen, he raced at the Head of the Charles regatta in Boston in the Varsity 8 and was named Novice MVP. In 2009 he won the San Diego Crew Classic Cal Cup and was invited to the U23 Lightweight small boats camp at the Riverside Boat Club in Boston. Justin was team captain for the 2010 and 2011 seasons where he won the Western Intercollegiate Rowing Championships (WIRA) and was awarded Varsity Most Valuable Oarsman and 2011 UCSD Athlete of the Year.
In addition to coaching the DePaul Novice Men; Justin is one of the Novice Boys coaches for the Chicago Rowing Foundation, a local high school club team.
MEN'S ASSISTANT - CHRISTIAN TALBOT
WOMEN'S VARSITY COACH - BETSY TREVARTHEN
Betsy Trevarthen began her rowing career during her junior year of high school with the Lincoln Park Juniors (now Chicago Rowing Foundation). During her time with LPJ, she went undefeated as a novice, and, as a varsity rower, came in 12th at USRowing Youth Championship in 2006. Betsy attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she was one of the original coaches for the Illini rowing team. Currently, she is an Executive Director at the Chicago Rowing Foundation, regularly coaches community based rowing programs, and rows with the Masters competitive team. She is excited to help usher in the first DPU Crew women's team.
WOMEN'S NOVICE COACH - MARTHA SITKIEWICS
Martha began her rowing career at the University of Dayton. She grew up an avid swimmer and state qualifier, but by the time she entered college it was time to peruse a new sport. She joined the Novice Women's Rowing team at Dayton in the fall of 2008. The Novice 8 went on to place 2nd at the Atlantic 10 conference, and Martha was awarded Most Outstanding Novice of the year. She held her seat in the varsity 8 for her remaining three years. Her Junior year the Varsity 8 captured the Atlantic 10 conference championship and record. In addition to working with DePaul's Novice girls, Martha is an IT recruiter for Trustwave, one of the world’s largest cyber security firms. She also teaches Yoga and over the years has competed in over 10 triathlons.
WOMEN'S ASSISTANT - LILY PAPALEO
WOMEN'S ASSISTANT - LAURA PARK