Coach Pipe joined Rivers in 1998 and serves as Associate Director of Athletics and head coach of both the boys’ varsity soccer and girls’ varsity basketball teams. He has led the boys’ soccer program to four NEPSAC Championships, an ISL Championship, and coached two NSCAA All-Americans. On the basketball court, Coach Pipe’s teams have won three NEPSAC titles and won at least 20 games in five straight seasons. More than 30 of his players have gone on to play at the college level. In addition to his athletics responsibilities, Coach Pipe serves as an advisor to students in Grade 9 and 10.
Ms. Janna Anctil
Associate Director of Athletics, Varsity Field Hockey Head Coach, MS Girls' Lacrosse Asst. Coach
Ms. Donahue joined Rivers in 2000 and serves as head coach of the varsity girls’ soccer and lacrosse teams, and as Assistant Dean of Upper School Students. Prior to Rivers, Coach Donahue coached soccer collegiately at both Boston College and Brown University and was a standout lacrosse player at Boston University. Under Coach Donahue, the Red Wings have won four NEPSAC and three ISL Championships on the soccer field.
Mr. Shawn McEachern
Assistant Director of Athletics, Varsity Boys’ Ice Hockey Head Coach, MS Boys' Lacrosse Asst. Coach
Coach McEachern was a Hobey Baker finalist and an All-American at Boston University, where he tallied 186 points in three seasons. He spent 13 years in the NHL, amassing 254 goals and 317 assists, and winning the Stanley Cup in 1992 as a member of the Pittsburgh Penguins. He also played for the 1992 US Olympic Team, as well as the 1991 US National Team at the World Championships in Finland. A native of Waltham, he previously served as an assistant coach at UMass-Lowell, Northeastern, and Salem State University. Under his leadership, the Rivers boys’ hockey team has won two Eberhart titles and advanced to the post-season twice, as well.
Noah joins the Athletic Department as assistant trainer. With a B.S. in athletic training from Bridgewater State University, Noah also is Massachusetts-licensed and BOC-certified as an athletic trainer, and Red Cross-certified as a professional rescuer. Before coming to Rivers, he was the head athletic trainer at the Francis W. Parker Charter Essential School in Devens, MA as well as a trainer at Nashoba Regional High School in Bolton, MA. He has extensive experience as a lifeguard and serves as a first responder in the town of Berlin, MA.