CHESTERTOWN, Md. — Washington College head women's rowing coach Kari Hughes has named Jeannine McCarty as the program's lead assistant coach. McCarty spent the past three years as the head girls rowing coach at Vineland (N.J.) High School, her scholastic alma mater.
At Vineland, McCarty coached multiple crews who achieved success on both the regional and national levels and was responsible for a team of 35 student-athletes and three assistant coaches. She coached her lightweight double to a state championship title in 2015, her freshman four to a City Championship title in Philadelphia in 2016, and her lightweight four to a fifth-place finish at the 2014 Scholastic Rowing Association of America National Championships.
McCarty has also spent each of the past six summers working at the Naval Academy Rowing Camp, serving as a counselor from 2011-2015 and as a novice coach in 2016.
McCarty rowed collegiately at Division I West Virginia University, where she was named a Big East Academic All-Star and landed on the Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll. She earned a B.S. in Exercise Physiology from West Virginia in 2013.
McCarty fills the opening created when Hughes was promoted to head coach following the retirement of long-time head coach Dr. Mike Davenport in July.
The Shorewomen won their fourth consecutive Mid-Atlantic Rowing Conference (MARC) Championship last spring, securing their fourth straight NCAA Division III Championship appearance. The Shorewomen finished fifth overall at the NCAA Division III Championship.