Evan Thews-Wassell is in his ninth
year as MIT’s men’s heavyweight freshmen coach. Under
his guidance, the 2009 freshman boat finished ninth at
the Eastern Sprints and 13th nationally. Thews-Wassell came to the
Institute after serving as the novice coach at Northampton Youth
and Community Rowing, Inc. He led the NYCRI novice boy’s
squad to a first-place finish in the Massachusetts Public State
Fall Championships and a second-place finish in the Massachusetts
Public State Spring Championships, registering the best finish in
Thews-Wassell began his coxing career at Northampton High School before moving on to Ithaca College, where he earned an ECAC Silver medal and led the varsity eight for three years. He most recently coxed for the Riverside Boat Club Lightweight High Performance Group where he won gold at the Canadian Henley Regatta.
Thews-Wassell graduated from Ithaca College in 2005, majoring in Theatre Arts Management.