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HANOVER, N.H. – Head lightweight rowing coach Sean Healey has announced the hiring of Steve McCarthy as an assistant coach. He brings over seven years of coaching experience to the Big Green program. 

“We’re excited to add Steve to our program,” Healey said. “He brings a wealth of experience from his time as an athlete at Northeastern and a coach with both Three Rivers Rowing Association and the United States Junior National Team. He’s had success everywhere he has been. Steve will be an asset to our program going forward.”

McCarthy comes to Hanover from Pittsburgh, where he lived for the better part of the last seven years, working with various rowing teams. 

Most recently, he worked for the Three Rivers Rowing Association as both the head coach of the junior rowers and the head development coach, roles he had held since August 2014. His responsibilities included guiding athletes through the college searching and recruiting process, developing training programs, planning travel logistics and organizing equipment.

During this time, he also served as the high performance coach for the men’s junior national team from June 2012 through March 2016. While there, he coached the CanAmMex team to a win in the 8+ at the 2015 CanAmMex Regatta in Mexico City and, at Club Nationals in 2013 and 2014, led the high performance group to medal finishes in the Junior 8+ and Intermediate 8+. 

McCarthy served as assistant coach at Bishop Ireton High School in Alexandria, Virginia (Jan. 2011-June 2013) and, prior to that, was the USRowing Junior National Development Team assistant coach in Pittsburgh (June-July 2009/June-July 2010). 

McCarthy graduated from Northeastern with a degree in political science with minors in history and business. He rowed in the first varsity throughout his four-year tenure.