June 19, 2013

Tim Desrosiers Steps Down from Women’s Crew Head Coaching Post

NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – Merrimack women's crew head coach Tim Desrosiers, who helped lead the Warriors in their first two seasons as a varsity program – has resigned after two years with the program.

The College will begin a nationwide search for a replacement immediately.

"It was a very proud day for Merrimack College when the first-ever women's crew team began competing only a few short years ago," Senior Associate Athletic Director Dean O'Keefe noted. "It wouldn't have been possible without Tim. His commitment, dedication and vision quickly built the program from scratch into a successful varsity sport, and we thank him for his service to Merrimack and our student-athletes." 

Under the tutelage of Desrosiers, a young Warrior squad showed very few growing pains in their first two years of existence.

In 2011-12, Merrimack rowed in four events during its inaugural spring season, including a silver medal performance in the New England Championships. This past year, Merrimack continued its success with won three Varsity 4 races against regional competition before taking the inaugural Northeast-10 Conference Cup later in the year.

Desrosiers' extensive coaching experience spans from UMass Lowell – where he served as program director and head coach of the men's crew team from 2003-07 – while also enjoying coaching stints at MIT, the Boston University Rowing Club, Brooks School, and Greater Lawrence Rowing.

Desrosiers was a member of UMass Lowell's varsity men's crew team before graduating in 2001, and competed in the 2000 Head of the Charles Regatta.

TRANSACTION: Merrimack: Tim Desrosiers resigns as Merrimack women's crew head coach.

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