Andy Hilton joined the MIT staff as the freshman lightweight
coach in August, 2007. In his first campaign, the freshman lights
finished 10th at the 2008 EARC Sprints Championship.
Prior to MIT, Hilton served as the varsity assistant coach at the University of California Berkeley from 2006-07. He coached the varsity four to gold at the Pac-10 and IRA Championships. Hilton also served as a volunteer coach in 2006 as Cal captured the IRA National Championship in the varsity eight.
Hilton attended Dartmouth College, earning his B.A. in Economics in 1999. He rowed for the Dartmouth lightweights and co-captained the 1998-99 squad that won a Bronze medal at the IRA National Championship. After college, Hilton served as the lightweight intern at Harvard University from 1999-01 before returning to full time training at the U.S. Rowing Training Center in Princeton, N.J.
After hanging up his oar in 2002, Hilton returned to coaching part-time at Deerfield Academy, where he also worked in the alumni office from 2002-05. He has also spent summers coaching at Craftsbury Sculling Center in Vermont.