Robert McCracken is in his fourth year as head coach for women's rowing at The George Washington University. During his first season, McCracken led the Colonials varsity eight to the 2006 Atlantic 10 Championship and was named Coach of the Year in voting conducted among the Conference's head coaches.
McCracken is responsible for all aspects of the Colonials women's rowing program. His goal is to help student-athletes realize their full potential both in the classroom and on the water. His 2005-06 squad earned one CRCA Pocock All-America Second Team award, three 2006 Atlantic 10 Conference Women's Rowing Academic All-Conference awards and three CRCA National Scholar Athlete awards.
McCracken began rowing in 1992 as a freshman at Duke University. As a three-year member of Duke's varsity lightweight eight, he was an Atlantic Coast Conference champion in 1994 and a silver medalist in 1996. He also has competed for the Edinburgh University Boat Club in Edinburgh, Scotland where he won gold at the Scottish Universities Regatta.
Prior to arriving at George Washington, McCracken spent four seasons as an assistant coach at Indiana University. While at Indiana, he helped lead the novice team to fourth-place finishes at the 2000 and 2003 Big Ten Championships and grand final appearances at the 2000, 2002 and 2003 South Central Region Sprints.
A Wilmington, OH native, McCracken earned his Bachelor's degree in history and environmental policy from Duke University in 1996. He received his Master of Public Affairs in Land Use Policy from Indiana University's School of Public and Environmental Affairs in 2000. He is a U.S. Rowing Level III Certified Coach.
@GW_WomensRowing Wins George's Trophy & Class of '98 Cup
Colonials Win Three of Four Races
Seven GW Student-Athletes Honored Among University's Top Scholars
Nichols Honroed with Outstanding Academic Achievement Award
GW Women's Rowing Shines at GMU Invitational
Colonials Sweep Field in Morning Session
GW Women's Rowing Concludes Racing at GW Invite
Colonials Place Fifth in Wilkens Bowl Standings
@GW_WomensRowing's V4 Wins on Day 1 of GW Invitational
Saturday's GW Invite Schedule Altered Due to Inclement Weather
@GW_WomensRowing Competes for George's Cup on Sunday
Colonials Compete vs. George Mason and Georgetown on the Occoquan
@GW_WomensRowing's V8 Places Fourth in Petite Final
Colonials Endure Rough Conditions at San Diego Crew Classic
@GW_WomensRowing's V8 Competes at San Diego Crew Classic
Colonials Place Third in Saturday's Heat, Will Row in Sunday's Petite Final