August 31, 2010

MIT Names Will Oliver as Men’s Lightweight Head Coach

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Tony Kilbridge, MIT's Director of Rowing, announced the hiring of Will Oliver as the new head coach of the men's lightweight team on Tuesday. Oliver joins the Engineers following a one-year stint as an assistant coach with Georgetown University's men's heavyweight team.

A 2004 graduate of the University of Virginia, Oliver was a team captain and three-year first boat rower for the Cavaliers. After college, he spent one season coaching prep school boys at the Bryanston School in Dorset, England. Oliver returned to his alma mater as the men's freshman coach for one year before being promoted to the men's crew head coach position. During his three-year tenure, Oliver's crews finished as high as 15th nationally among Division I schools.

"We are extremely happy to have hired Will Oliver to coach our lightweight men," said Kilbridge. "Will is a skillful coach with great leadership qualities and a strong work ethic. He will be a welcome addition to the Pierce Boathouse."