WC new coaches for 2021

By Jensyn Hartzell 

Sports Editor 

There have been several new assistant coaches announced this semester for Washington College Athletics. 

Joe Gimbel has been announced to work alongside Head Coach Aaron Goodman for the WC men’s basketball team.

Gimbel graduated from Temple University with a degree in Sports and Recreation Management and was a student manager of the men’s basketball team. After college, he remained at Temple, becoming a graduate manager of the team.

Gimbel has also worked alongside Fran Dunphy, a Big 5 Hall of Fame Coach, in basketball camps and completed volunteer work with the Philadelphia 76ers. 

Head Coach of the WC’s women’s basketball team, Alisha Mosley, has announced Aaron Bryant as her newest assistant coach for the team. 

Bryant has been coaching basketball for almost 20 years. He began at the intramural level, but more recently coached in the Armed Forces. 

He was head coach of two military teams, and started a men’s and women’s basketball team at Fort Stewart Installation. Bryant was voted Coach of the Year by the men’s team and received the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal for his work with the teams. 

Bryant has a Bachelor’s degree in Sports and Health Science with a concentration in coaching from the American Military University. His Master’s Degree is in Sports Management, received from Liberty University. 

The WC men’s and women’s tennis team have also welcomed a new assistant coach, Michael Herman, to help Head Coach of the men’s and women’s tennis teams, Oliver Reynolds. 

Herman originates from Prague, Czech Republic, but played tennis at Goucher College for four years. He played in the Landmark Conference Men’s Tennis Championship three times. 

He was also named the 2017 Co-Landmark Conference Rookie of the Year and later received the Goucher Athletics Departmental Neumann Award in 2020. 

Kelsey Barolak has been named the new assistant coach for the women’s rowing team by Head Coach Kari Hughes. 

She graduated from Harvard University with a degree in Psychology, where she also rowed for three years. After Harvard, she attended Cambridge University where she continued rowing and earned her Master’s in Psychology and Education. 

Barolak has rowed in two National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I Championships and won the Blue Boat Oxford-Cambridge Boat Race. 

Chase Winters will be joining the men’s lacrosse team as the newest assistant coach alongside Head Coach Jeff Shirk. He began coaching in 2016 at Drew University, but has been coaching at WC rival Muhlenberg College since 2017. 

Winters graduated from Johns Hopkins University, where he played lacrosse. He was awarded the Dylan Schlott Scholarship for Outstanding Student/Athlete three out of the four years he attended Johns Hopkins and participated in NCAA Tournaments each year. 

All coaches have begun this semester as all sports are set to return to practice and competition. 

Featured Photo caption: Photo of newest WC women’s basketball coach, Aaron Bryant. Photo Courtesy of Aaron Bryant.

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