Rob Hewitt enters his first season as co-head coach for the Earlham College cross country and track & field programs in 2016-17.
Hewitt comes to Earlham from Germantown Friends School in Philadelphia, Pa., where he has served as director of boys’ and girls’ cross country and track & field since 2014, as well as being a teacher and academic advisor. Prior to being promoted to director, Hewitt was head boys’ cross country and indoor track & field coach as well as assistant outdoor track & field coach from 2004-13.
A five-time Pennsylvania Independent Schools Cross Country Coach of the Year, Hewitt led Germantown Friends to ten boys’ cross country state championships and five girls’ cross country state championships. He had two teams ranked top 15 nationally with one qualifying for Nike Cross Country Nationals. Hewitt has coached Independent Schools state championship teams in both girls and boys track and field.
Hewitt has mentored 34 student-athletes to All-American recognition and 13 USATF Jr. National Qualifiers, including a Nike Cross Nationals qualifier, a 800-Meter (2:03.70) ranked second among high school girls, two sub-nine minute 3200-Meter runners, and a Penn Relays Championship of America-winning Distance Medley Relay Team.
A USATF Level Two certified coach, Hewitt graduated from Saint Joseph’s University in 2003. As a Hawk, he was a four-year letterwinner in cross country and track & field. He was a co-captain of a cross country team that finished second in the Atlantic 10 Conference.
Rob and his wife Claire, also a Co-Head Coach of Cross Country and Track & Field at Earlham, reside in Richmond with their daughter Emma.