GW Names Stephanie Chivers Assistant Coach for Women's Rowing
July 15, 2010
WASHINGTON, DC -- Stephanie Chivers has been named assistant coach for women's rowing at The George Washington University, head coach Eric Carcich has announced. Chivers replaces interim assistant coach Leanne Davis.
Chivers will be responsible for coaching the novice rowers and will take an active role in recruiting for the program. GW opens the 2010-11 season on Sept. 26 at the Head of the Potomac in Washington, DC.
Chivers comes to GW after spending the last two years as the assistant coach of women's rowing at Nova Southeastern University, a Division II program in located Fort Lauderdale, FL, where she worked with the novice boats.
"I'm really excited about the opportunity to work at such a competitive and respectable institution at George Washington," said Chivers. "I am anticipating a lot of growth in the program and look forward to a great season ahead."
"I am very excited to bring Stephanie on board here at GW," GW head coach Eric Carcich said. "She has a wealth of knowledge and experience from the Division II level where she has coached for the last two years combined with a strong academic history in Sport Psychology and Exercise Science. Her proven work ethic, enthusiasm and personality truly made the decision an easy one."
Chivers brings a wide array of coaching experience to the Colonials' staff. She served as assistant men's rowing coach at her alma mater, the University of Connecticut, in 2006. She also has interned with the San Diego State women's rowing squad in 2007 and served as a Graduate Assistant with the Ithaca College women's rowing team. During the course of her rowing career, Chivers also has coached masters and high school programs at Berkshire Rowing and Sculling Society in Pittsfield, MA, the San Diego Rowing Club and in Hartford, CT.
Chivers had a distinguished career as a four-year rower at Connecticut and captained the Huskies her senior year. She earned academic honors all four years of her collegiate career, including a Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association Scholar-Athlete award in 2004. A 2007 graduate from UConn, she earned a master's degree from Ithaca College in 2008.
The George Washington rowing program is based at Thompson Boat Center located at Virginia Ave. and Rock Creek Parkway in northwest Washington.