Steve McCarthy joins the Colonials after spending the summer of 2017 working with the US Rowing Under-18 CanAmMex team, winning the 8+ and 2- at the CanAmMex Regatta. He spent the greater part of last year working with the Dartmouth Lightweights. At Dartmouth, McCarthy coached the 2v, 3v, and 4v eights to outplace their seeding at Eastern Sprints.
Before Dartmouth, he worked for the Three Rivers Rowing Association as both the head coach of the junior rowers and the head development coach, roles he had held since August 2014. His responsibilities included guiding athletes through the college searching and recruiting process, developing training programs, planning travel logistics and organizing equipment.
During this time, he also served as the high-performance coach for the Men's Junior National team from June 2012 through March 2016. While there, he coached the CanAmMex team to a win in the 8+ at the 2015 CanAmMex Regatta in Mexico City and, at Club Nationals in 2013 and 2014, led the high performance group to medal finishes in the Junior 8+ and Intermediate 8+.
McCarthy served as assistant coach at Bishop Ireton High School in Alexandria, Virginia (2011-13) and, prior to that, was the US Rowing Junior National Development Team assistant coach in Pittsburgh (2009-10).
McCarthy graduated from Northeastern with a degree in political science with minors in history and business. He rowed in the first varsity throughout his four-year tenure
Men's Rowing Places 15th at IRA National Championship
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Men's Rowing: IRA Championship Day 1 Recap
SACRAMENTO - The George Washington men's rowing team saw its three entries compete in a total of six races on the opening day of the Intercollegiate Rowing ...
Men's Rowing Sends Three Boats to IRA National Championship
ON THE LINE: The George Washington men's rowing team will send three boats to this weekend's 115th Intercollegiate Rowing Association (IRA) National...
Men's Rowing Turns in Historic Showing at Eastern Sprints
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Men's Rowing Wraps Regular Season on Sunday
WEST WINDSOR, N.J. - The George Washington men's rowing team wrapped its regular season on Sunday afternoon with a series of races against Navy, Columbia and...
Men's Rowing Sweeps Georgetown and Rutgers on Saturday
WASHINGTON - The George Washington men's rowing team took to its home waters for the second time in three weeks and won all four races against Georgetown and...
Men's Rowing Dedicates Shell to Late Oarsman
The George Washington men's rowing team was joined by the family and friends of the late Nick Upton to dedicate a racing shell in his honor prior to last...
Men's Rowing Wins Carr Bowl at GW Invite
WASHINGTON - The George Washington men's rowing team won five races and totaled 66 points to win the Oliver T. Carr Bowl for the second time in program...