Evan Thews-Wassell is in his 12th year as MIT’s men’s heavyweight assistant coach. Under his guidance, the 2009 freshman boat finished ninth at the Eastern Sprints and 13th nationally. Thews-Wassell came to the Institute after serving as the novice coach at Northampton Youth and Community Rowing, Inc. He led the NYCRI novice boy’s squad to a first-place finish in the Massachusetts Public State Fall Championships and a second-place finish in the Massachusetts Public State Spring Championships, registering the best finish in program history.
Thews-Wassell began his coxing career at Northampton High School before moving on to Ithaca College, where he earned an ECAC Silver medal and led the varsity eight for three years.
Thews-Wassell graduated from Ithaca College in 2005, majoring in Theatre Arts Management.