The United States Rowing Association (USRowing) recently announced the results of the Regional Representative Election for their 2021-2022 Board of Directors., The Hill School’s Director of Crew Steve Ciraolo was elected to serve as the Atlantic Regional Representative.
USRowing is the national governing body for rowing in the United States. This organization helps train, select, and manage teams that will be representing the U.S. at international competitions, including the Olympics.
Ciraolo attended St. Joseph’s Preparatory School in Philadelphia and went on to graduate from Cornell University in 1990 with a B.A. in economics and government, he later received his M.A. in classics from Villanova University. Prior to coming to Hill in 2012, he served on the faculty of The Baldwin School and Tabor Academy, where he coached rowing for 14 years, including seven years as the program director. At Tabor, he took the crew team to the Henley Women’s Regatta twice and the Henley Royal Regatta four times. From 2012-2013, he was the Director of Rowing for Philadelphia City Rowing.
Ciraolo was appointed Hill’s Director of Crew in 2018. He is also an Athey Family Master Teacher of Classics and Albert Whitaker Master of Latin at Hill.
Upon hearing this news, Ciraolo said he felt a joyous weight.
“It took a village,” he commented. “I got a huge outpouring of support and help from many quarters.”
He went on to thank the many different organizations and people who have supported him along the way including the Schuylkill Navy Commodore, The Philadelphia Scholastic Rowing Association, The Virginia Scholastic Rowing Association, and his Hill School colleagues who provided him with much help throughout this process.