"Meet the Coaches" - Women's Openweight Crew Head Coach Holly Metcalf

Holly Metcalf coaching her team on the right side of the photo, along with a portrait photo of Holly on the left side.

Cambridge, Mass. (December 16) -- As part of a series that is taking place throughout the 2020 fall semester, the Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation (DAPER) is featuring a number of head coaches and DAPER staff members. This next installment of the series features women's openweight crew head coach Holly Metcalf, who enters her 14th season at MIT in 2020-21.

As part of each feature, we have included a written question and answer session, along with a video interview where recruits, alumni, fans and others can learn more about the program and MIT. If you can't currently visit MIT, we will bring MIT to you!

Q: What is your favorite restaurant in the Cambridge area?
Amarin in Newton Corner.

Q: What is your favorite professional sports team?
A: I don't have a favorite pro sports team now, but as a kid I loved the Green Bay Packers and the Boston Bruins (during the Bobby Orr era).

Q: What is your favorite book?
A: Right now, my favorite book is "The Body Keeps the Score" by Van Der Kolk.

Q: What is your favorite quote?
A: "The mind that is not baffled is not employed." - Wendell Berry

Q: Have you started watching anything new in particular on TV since MIT moved to remote learning in March?
A: The Mandalorian

Q: What is the coolest sporting event that you have ever attended in person?
A: The 1984 Summer Olympics.

Q: Who is your favorite athlete of all-time and why?
A: Edwin Moses, who is a hurdler. Between September 1977 and June 1987, Moses won 122 consecutive races.

Q: Is there a particular coach that you look up to and use some of the things that they utilize with their program?
A: Bebe Bryans, who is the head women's rowing coach at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

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