Motivators. Educators. Mentors.
Our dedicated coaching staff wakes up every day to lead practice, acting as a source of knowledge, support, and inspiration both on and off of the water.
John is the second in Tulane history, following in the footsteps of the Team’s founder and Head Coach for 35 years Bob Jaugstetter.
John rowed at Tulane from 2007-2011. After graduating, he continued rowing at the Capital Rowing Club and Potomac Boat Club in Washington, DC. In 2013, John returned to New Orleans to begin a master’s program at Tulane, and began rowing with New Orleans Rowing Club where he eventually served as the President and Head Coach. John led the Club through a complete rebuild, including a relocation to historic Bayou St. John, and starting the only junior rowing program in the state of Louisiana. The Club also returned to the racing scene. The crews have had success at various regattas including FISA World Rowing Masters Regatta, USRowing Masters National Championship, Head of the Charles, and Head of the Hooch.
In 2022, John qualified for the USRowing Senior National Team after winning the US Trials for the Coastal 4x. His crew will represent Team USA in Oeiras, Portugal at the FISA World Rowing Beach Sprint Finals and FISA World Rowing Coastal Championships.
John is Tulane’s Assistant Director of Real Estate at the School of Architecture. He and his wife Hannah, also a Tulane Rowing alum, have one daughter Hazel. The Huppi family resides in the Oak Park neighborhood in New Orleans.