2012 Atlantic 10 Coach of the Year
2013 Atlantic 10 Coach of the Year
Eric Carcich enters his seventh season as head coach of the women's rowing team at George Washington University in 2015-16.
In 2015, Carcich led the Varsity 8 to a perfect 4-0 record against teams from Power 5 conferences with victories over Colorado, North Carolina, Purdue and Kansas State. From 2013-15, the Colonials' top boat has a combined 10-1 record against such teams.
In 2014, Carcich led two of his boats to the medal stand at the 2014 Atlantic 10 Championship en route to a fifth-place finish. The Colonials' Varsity 4 earned a bronze medal and the 3V8 earned silver as all of GW's entries advanced to the Grand Finals at the event. Three rower earned Atlantic 10 All-Conference honors as senior Bethany Grim earned First Team honors and seniors Sarah Pickus and Megan Culberson were named to the Second Team.Read more »
Mark Davis enters his seventh year as head coach of the men's rowing team at The George Washington University in 2015-16.
GW's Varsity 8 finished as the 22nd-ranked crew in the nation in 2015 while the JV88 finished as the No. 15 crew, its best finish since 2009. Additionally, GW's 3rd Varsity 8finished with a final national ranking of No. 16.
Harlan Trevithick has joined the GW women's rowing program as an assistant coach in September 2015.
Her primary responsibility will be coaching freshman athletes, and she will play an integral role in recruiting.
Trevithick has over 12 years of racing, coaching and management experience in the sport of rowing. She comes to GW from the Capital Rowing Club in Washington, D.C., where she served as executive director for juniors and adaptive rowing. Also at CRC, she led Juniors After School Rowing, an academic and community service program.Read more »
Tom Guncik enters his fifth season as assistant coach of the GW Men's Rowing team. His primary responsibility is coaching the freshman rowers. He also plays a major role in recruiting.
The GW freshmen eights have amassed a 16-10 head-to-head record, three Southern Intercollegiate Rowing Association (SIRA) Championships, one EARC Grand Final appearance and two top-ten finishes at the Intercollegiate Rowing Association (IRA) National Championship in Guncik's five seasons with the program.
GW's Freshmen 8 boat again made remarkable strides during the 2013-14 season. Under Guncik's guidance, the Freshmen 8 boat finished the season ranked No. 7 in the nation, a three-spot improvement from the 2012-13 freshmen class, and its highest-ever finish in the 112 history of the regatta. Additionally, GW's rookies contributed to the Colonials winning of 21 consecutive races during the regular season and finished with a 7-1 overall record. As a team, the Colonials won titles at the GW Invitational, the first such win in program history, and at the Southern Intercollegiate Rowing Association (SIRA) Championships.Read more »
Mike Irwin is in his fifth season as head men’s rowing coach at Saint Joseph’s University.
In his first four easons at SJU, Irwin has seen the crew post a number of solid results, which have given great promise to the future.
Irwin, who possesses a wealth of collegiate coaching experience and involvement with the U.S. National Team, was named the Hawks’ head coach on July 21, 2011, becoming the 10th coach in program history.
His college coaching career has spanned more than 20 years, including seven seasons (2002 to 2009) at the University of Pennsylvania as the men's lightweight head coach and director of boathouse operations. He also coached for seven years at Yale University, working first with the freshman lightweight crew and then the freshman heavyweight crew.
He came to Saint Joseph's from the Essex Rowing Club in Methuen, Mass., where he was the director of operations since 2009, while also serving as the senior coach for the Men's Youth and Women's Master's rowing programs.
"We are thrilled to have Mike head up our men's rowing program. He has been a successful leader and director of programs on the regional, national and international levels. His two decades of coaching experience has many crossroads and connections through Philadelphia and the Dad Vail community," said athletic director Don DiJulia, upon Irwin's appointment. Irwin was a boatman for the United States National Team at the 2004 and 2008 Olympic Games, and was a member of the U.S. National Team staff for a total of five World Championships, dating back to 1999. "Mike and his proven track record, both internationally and collegiate, will be a great asset for the Hawk rowing program. I wish Mike all the best and congratulate Saint Joseph's on hiring such an accomplished quality leader," said Mike Teti, the current University of California coach and former U.S. National Team coach, who is a member of the SJU Athletics Hall of Fame. While at Penn, Irwin was named the 2005 EARC Lightweight Coach of the Year as he guided the Quakers a bronze medal at the IRA Championships. In 2002, he led Yale's freshman heavyweight crew to a bronze medal in the Eastern Sprints, while in 1999, his freshman Lightweight crew at Yale captured two Eastern Sprints gold medals and went undefeated. In addition to his duties at Penn, Irwin was very involved in Philadelphia rowing, having served as the head coach of both the Fairmount Rowing Association Master's Program and the Vesper Boat Club Senior Rowing Program. Irwin began his coaching career as the novice coach at his alma mater, Trinity College, after graduating in 1991. A native of Buffalo, N.Y., he earned a business essentials certificate in 2007 from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School.Read more »
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