Women's Openweight Crew

 
Holly Metcalf
Holly Metcalf
Title: Head Coach
Phone: 617-258-5299
Email: hmetcalf@mit.edu
Year: 7th at MIT

The 2013-14 season is Holly Metcalf's seventh as head coach for the MIT openweight women. She has transformed the program from a struggling Division I squad into a team that is competitive within the Eastern Sprints, as well as its new conference, the Patriot League, where the Engineers’ varsity 8 squad finished third at the league championships to lead the team to a fourth-place overall showing. Additionally, in every year under Metcalf the team has earned Public Recognition Awards from the NCAA for its exceptional academic performance.

Metcalf was a six-time member of the U.S. National Team and won five World Championship and Olympic medals. At the 1984 Olympics she captured the Gold Medal in the women's eight. She has coached extensively at the club, college, and national team levels. Metcalf also directed the Silver Medal winning crew at the 1990 World Championships.

More recently, Metcalf used rowing to enrich the lives of hundreds of women and girls through a variety of non-profit programs. In 1994, she founded the Row As One Institute, which provides masters women with top-level coaching. She extended this concept to inner-city girls in 1996 with her G-ROW program in Watertown, Massachusetts. Six years later Metcalf established WeCanRow, a wellness and rehabilitation organization for female cancer survivors, which recently evolved into WeCanRow National.

Over the years Metcalf has accrued numerous awards and honors, including:

2008 - USRowing Woman of the Year (with Olympic teammates)

2004 - RYKÄ First Women of Fitness Award

1999 - YWCA Outstanding Woman

1999 - New England Women's Leadership Award

1999 - USRowing Woman of the Year (with Ernestine Bayer)

1999 - New England Women's Sports Hall of Fame

1998 - New England Hero Award

1998 - Girl Scouts of America Leading Woman

1997 - Boston Magazine's Top 50 Most Intriguing Women

1993 - Peter F. Drucker Award, Project Teamwork

1990 - World Championships Silver Medal (coach)

1987 - World Championships Silver Medal

1984 - USRowing Hall of Fame

1984 - Maine Hall of Fame

1984 - Olympic Gold Medal

1983 - World Championships Silver Medal

1982 - World Championships Silver Medal

1981 - World Championships Bronze Medal