PHILADELPHIA - Entering his first season at the helm of the University of Pennsylvania lightweights, head coach Colin Farrellrounded out his staff on Tuesday and announced Scott Wisniewski as the team's assistant coach.
"I am very excited to bring Scott on board here at Penn," Farrell said. "Scott's experience in rowing, coaching, mentoring athletes, training lightweights, and most of all, winning in Philadelphia, is the experience that I know he'll bring to our team. With myself and Coach Henwood, Scott completes a young, energetic, and ambitious staff."
"I am incredibly honored to be given the opportunity to join such a prestigious rowing program," said Wisniewski. "The tradition, honor, history and excellence of this institution are world class. I look forward to working with Coach Farrell to write a new chapter for Lightweight Rowing at Penn."
Wisniewski has extensive rowing experience in Philadelphia and the Ivy League. The former Yale assistantcomes to Penn after spending last season as the head men's rowing coach at Villanova and five years at the Vesper Boat Club.
During his 12-year tenure as a rowing coach Wisniewski has been at the helm of two Team Club national champions, two medal-winning boats at the 2011 Pan-American Games and led two boats to gold medals at the 2011 Head of the Charles. He also coached at the U-23 World Championships in 2009, 2010 and 2011. During his tenure at Yale, the fours won gold at the 2008 IRA regatta.
As an athlete, Wisniewski was nationally competitive as an Undine Barge Club member from 2001-08. At the University of Pittsburgh he was a team captain and President of the Panther Rowing Club.