Aug. 4, 2009
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Eric Carcich has been named head coach for women's rowing at The George Washington University, Senior Associate Director of Athletics Mary Jo Warner has announced. Carcich replaces former head coach Rob McCracken.
Carcich will be responsible for all aspects of the Colonials women's rowing program, which opens the 2009-10 season on Sept. 20 at the Head of the Potomac in Washington, DC.
Carcich comes to GW from the University of Pennsylvania where he has served as the assistant coach for the heavyweight men for the past three seasons. A 1996 graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Carcich also was the head rowing coach at his alma mater from 1997-99. While in Amherst, his varsity lightweight eight team captured silver medals at the 1998 New England Championship. In his first year of coaching he saw the lightweight eight take the gold medal in the New England Championships and the Champion Regatta, while the heavyweight eight won the bronze at the New England Championships.
Carcich also coached at Yale University from 1999-06 as an assistant lightweight men's rowing coach. While in New Haven, Carcich led the Bulldogs freshman squad to seven medals at the Eastern Sprints during his six years in the program. While at Yale, he guided the Bulldogs to the 2002 Eastern Sprint Freshmen Lightweight gold medal, as well as the silver medal in 2001 and the bronze medals in 2000 and 2003. He also served as the head coach of the men's and women's teams at the New Haven Rowing Club. The group numbered 75-100 members who rowed both recreationally and competitively.
The George Washington rowing program is based at Thompson Boat Center located at Virginia Ave. and Rock Creek Parkway in northwest Washington.