PHILADELPHIA The University of Pennsylvania head coach of men’s heavyweight crew, Fred Honebein, has announced the hiring of Eric Carcich as his assistant coach.
“I am very excited to have Eric as a part of this program,” said Honebein. “His experience and success as an assistant coach at Yale and head coach at Massachusetts will help this program continue to compete with the nation’s elite.”
Carcich comes to Penn after serving as the assistant lightweight coach at Yale for seven years. During his time with the Bulldogs, he helped lead them to five medals at the Eastern Sprints. Carcich saw Yale reach its potential in 2002 when the freshman lightweights won the gold medal. In addition to his coaching duties, Carcich was also director of the Bulldog Rowing Camp.
Prior to his stint at Yale, Carcich was the head coach at his alma mater, the University of Massachusetts, from 1997 to 1999. In 1998, he guided the Varsity Lightweight 8 to silver medals in the New England Championships and the Champion Regatta. Carcich began his coaching career as the men’s novice coach upon his graduation from UMass. He saw the Lightweight 8 take the gold medal in the New England Championships and the bronze in the Champion Regatta, while the Heavyweight 8 won bronze at the New England Championships.
Carcich graduated from Massachusetts in 1996 with a Bachelor's degree in the science of landscape architecture.