Wisniewski Stepping Down as Men's Rowing Head Coach, Heading to Cabrini

Wisniewski Stepping Down as Men's Rowing Head Coach, Heading to Cabrini

CHESTERTOWN, Md. — Washington College head men's rowing coach Scott Wisniewski is leaving the College to accept the position of head women's rowing coach at Cabrini University.

"My time at Washington College has been incredible," Wisniewski stated." I'd like to sincerely thank Thad Moore, Athletic Director, and Kim Lessard, Assistant Athletic Director and SWA, for the opportunity to work in such a thriving community of coaches and administrators. Though I'm leaving Washington College to be closer to family and to pursue an exciting opportunity to lead the women's program at Cabrini University, I'm confident the resources and Athletic Department leadership in Chestertown will support the continued health and growth of the men's rowing team. With a new state-of-the-art boathouse, two new boats, recruiting infrastructure upgrades, and exceptional team captains, the team is primed to thrive in 2019 and beyond."

"We cannot thank Scott enough for all that he has done for our men's rowing team in such a short amount of time," remarked Washington College Director of Athletics Thad Moore. While we hate losing such a quality person and coach, we couldn't be happier for Scott as he begins the next phase of his professional path. We wish him and his family nothing but the best of luck."

In two years as the Shoremen's head coach, Wisniewski helped rebuild the program. The Shoremen tied for fourth among 20 teams in the final men's points standings (and third among conference member schools) at the 2019 Middle Atlantic Rowing Conference (MARC) Championships just two seasons after falling short of cracking the points standings. The 2019 season culminated with the Shoremen winning silver in the men's collegiate quad at the Dad Vail regatta, marking the program's first Dad Vail medal in 25 years. In Wisniewski's first season as head coach, the Shoremen turned in their best collegiate four finish at the Head of the Charles in nine years. 

A national search will be conducted for Wisniewski's successor. Assistant coach Danielle Huston Hakey will lead the program during the search.