Anthony Mieczkowski, a member of the Class of 2006, has stepped-down as head coach of the Rowing Program. Mieczkowski, who has been a member of the coaching staff for ten years and served as head coach since October of 2013, stepped-down so he could spend more time with his growing family, “With the arrival of my first child, I needed to make the tough decision of stepping down from the role of head coach of the program. These young men are very important to me and I wanted to see this program thrive, especially in a year of such great senior class support.”
Under Tony Mieczkowski’s leadership, the Rowing Program at La Salle College High School captured a City Championship in 2014 and a Philadelphia Catholic League Championship in 2018. In addition, he had numerous boats reach the finals of several of the largest regattas on the East Coast. Mieczkowski was a passionate leader and mentor to hundreds of rowers. In the summer months, he served as a coach for the Fairmount Rowing Association, where he led several boats to the Royal Canadian Henley Regatta in Saint Catharines, Ontario.
Mieczkowski, who has taught in the Science Department since 2010, will remain on the faculty as well as serve as an active leader in the ministry and service programs at the school. Mieczkowski added, “You must pour yourself over to the mission of our founder. The time you spend in the classroom, out of the classroom, on the water, and off the water can be truly draining…but so long as you hold on to that love of working with young minds…in hopes that you may influence just one for the better…it makes all the time and energy spent…well worth it.”