University of Iowa Athletics
Assistant Coach

Lowell McNicholas

Lowell McNicholas - Women's Rowing - University of Iowa Athletics


Assistant coach Lowell McNicholas joined the Hawkeye program in December 2021.

McNicholas joins the Hawkeye coaching staff after previously serving as an assistant coach for the Wisconsin men’s rowing program.

“I am thrilled to join the Hawkeye rowing team,” said McNicholas. “I am grateful for the last six years working with the Badgers and feel fortunate to now have the opportunity to work with another incredible program. As soon as I met with Coach Garbutt and some of the athletic department staff I knew that Iowa was a team I wanted to be a part of. I look forward to working alongside Coach Garbutt, Thurstin, Fitzpatrick and Pearson, as well as the many other phenomenal people supporting the rowing team. I am excited for this next chapter in Iowa City and eager to meet the team and get to work.”

McNicholas was a two-year letterwinner for the Badgers in 2012 and 2013 and an academic All-Big Ten honoree in 2013. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wisconsin and joined the Badgers coaching staff in 2015. He has six years of collegiate coaching experience.