Matt Fitzgerald Named Assistant Men's Rowing Coach At GW
Sept. 9, 2010
WASHINGTON, DC - Matt Fitzgerald has been named the assistant men's rowing coach at The George Washington University, head coach Mark Davis has announced. Fitzgerald's primary responsibility will be coaching the freshmen rowers. He will also play a major role in recruiting.
"Matt brings with him 12 years of coaching experience, a high level of expertise and maturity" said Davis.
"I am excited to be at GW. I've already met some of the oarsmen and they have impressed me with their enthusiasm and commitment to the program. I am privileged to work with these guys under the leadership of Coach Davis," said Fitzgerald.
Fitzgerald has spent the last 10 years as the varsity rowing coach at the Salisbury School in Salisbury, CT. He led his team to both silver and bronze finishes at the New England Interscholastic Rowing Association Championship. During his time at the Salisbury School, he has also coached teams in the 2008 Henley Royal Regatta, Princess Elizabeth Cup, Marlowe Regatta, Reading Regatta and the Head of Charles Regatta.
A 1994 graduate of Dartmouth College, he was a four-year member of the men's varsity heavyweight rowing team. He received his bachelor's degree in government/international relations. Fitzgerald received his master of arts in computing in education from Columbia University in 2005.
The George Washington University rowing program is based at Thompson Boat Center on the Potomac River, Virginia Avenue and Rock Creek Parkway, NW.