Tom Guncik enters his sixth 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.
Guncik coached GW's Freshmen 8 boat to tremendous success during the 2012-13 season, concluding with a 10th-place showing at the Intercollegiate Rowing Association (IRA) National Championship. The Colonials rookies won seven races in a row entering the 2013 Eastern Sprints and recorded a monumental victory over Navy on May 5.
Guncik arrived at GW after serving as assistant rowing coach and recruiting coordinator at Division III Bates College in Lewiston, Maine. He had various responsibilities at Bates including orchestrating training sessions on the water, strength training on land and individual technique sessions in the pool and on ergometers.
Guncik arrived at GW after serving as assistant rowing coach and recruiting coordinator at Division III Bates College in Lewiston, Maine. Guncik helped the Bates men's rowing team to their best performance in team history at the 2011 New England Rowing Championships (NERC). He also helped coach the Bates women's crews to three consecutive national runners up at the NCAA Rowing Championships.
A 2007 graduate of The Ohio State University with a bachelor's degree in history and political science, Guncik served as captain of the Ohio State men's rowing team and competed as a member of the Varsity Pair that finished in eighth place at the 2005 Intercollegiate Rowing Association (IRA) National Championship Regatta. In addition to his collegiate rowing experience Guncik has also served as a head coach at the New Haven (Conn.) Rowing Club, Portland (Maine) Community Rowing Association and at Thompson Boat Center in Washington, D.C.
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