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Philadelphia City Rowing Names New Director of Rowing


Philadelphia City Rowing Names Stephen Ciraolo as Director of Rowing

Philadelphia City Rowing has named Stephen Ciraolo the organization’s new Director of Rowing. Philadelphia City Rowing (PCR) was established in 2010 to empower Philadelphia public school students through the sport of rowing.

  PCR provides mentoring, academic support, and a highly structured athletic program designed to reinforce the values that rowing instills. The program’s ultimate goals are to help local youth lead healthier lives, pursue a path to higher education, and reach their full potential.

“We are pleased to announce the appointment of Stephen Ciraolo as our new Director of Rowing,” said Terry Dougherty, Executive Director of Philadelphia City Rowing. “Steve’s commitment to the development of young people through academic, athletic, and personal growth and achievement fits perfectly with our mission.  We think he has a great deal to contribute to the continued success of Philadelphia City Rowing.”

Ciraolo, a Philadelphia native, is a graduate of St. Joseph’s Prep in North Philadelphia.  He earned his Bachelor of Arts from Cornell and received a Master’s Degree in Classical Studies from Villanova University. For the past 14 years, Ciraolo taught classical studies and mathematics at Tabor Academy in Marion, Massachusetts, while serving as the coach of both the debate and rowing teams.  His coaching experience extends from novice through varsity level crews, both girls and boys, and he led Tabor crews to the Head of the Charles, Henley Royal Regatta, and Henley Women's Regatta. Appointed Tabor crew program director in 2007, Ciraolo managed seven coaches and approximately 80 athletes. 

He worked to implement an organizational structure and to build a culture that fostered the success of Tabor oarsmen and oarswomen, both on and off the water.