Carcich resigns as women’s rowing head coach

Eric Carcich resigned from his position as women’s rowing head coach, the athletic department announced in a release Monday.

After nine seasons leading GW’s program, Carcich will take the same position at Cornell, according to a Cornell release.

An athletic department spokesman declined to say why Carcich left, when the department was notified about his departure and who will take the helm of the program. The spokesman also declined to say who will fill the assistant coach position, which is also vacant.

Carcich did not respond to a request for comment.

Carcich came to GW in 2009 and has led the Colonials to four top-three finishes in the Atlantic 10 conference during his tenure. The Colonials clinched a second place finish in the conference in 2012 – up from sixth the year before – earning Carcich his first A-10 coach of the year nod.

This season, GW grabbed third place for the second consecutive year at the A-10 Championship in May. The team medaled in all four races it competed in and earned 44 points – a program record.

Before coming to GW, Carcich spent three seasons as the assistant heavyweight coach at Penn and seven seasons as the assistant lightweight coach at Yale. Now, Carcich will return to the Ivy League as head coach of women’s rowing at Cornell.

The search for a new head coach will begin immediately, according to the GW release.

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