CHESTERTOWN, Md. — Washington College head men's rowing coach Scott Wisniewski has announced the hiring of Colleen Ryan as the team's new assistant coach. Ryan is a former Division I rower with experience coaching at the club level.
Ryan was a four-year member of the women's rowing team at Indiana University, serving as a team captain as a senior. She later went on to row for the Annapolis Rowing Club's Masters Women's Team from 2014 to 2016. After she stopped competing for the Annapolis Rowing Club, she served as an assistant novice coach for the club in 2017.
Ryan spent eight years as a Customer Relations Manager for Jim Koons Automotive Companies in Maryland and another two as a Location Manager for About Faces Day Spa and Salon in Annapolis.
A 2007 graduate of Indiana with a Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice, she went on to earn a Master's in the same field from Saint Joseph's (Pa.) in 2011. She was inducted into the Alpha Phi Sigma Criminal Justice Honor Society and the Alpha Lambda Epsilon Graduate Honor Society while at Saint Joseph's.
The Washington College men's rowing team will open the fall portion of its regatta schedule October 8th at the Occoquan Challenge.