Germantown Friends School Athletics is excited to announce the appointment of Rob Hewitt as the new Head Coach for Varsity Cross Country/Track & Field.
With a wealth of experience and a proven record of success, Hewitt will play a pivotal role in the development of our talented athletes. Hewitt has over two decades of coaching experience and expertise, having served as Director of Cross Country/Track & Field at Abington Friends School since 2019. Hewitt led the AFS Roos to their most successful seasons in school history and coached 25 athletes to All-League honors. Hewitt spent three years as the Co-Head Cross Country and Track & Field Coach at Earlham College, where he increased program recruitment and retention, and coached six USTFCCCA All-Academic teams and a DIII All-American.
Known for producing competitive runners and winning teams, Hewitt was the Varsity Head Coach for the Tigers at GFS for thirteen years before diving into collegiate coaching. During his previous tenure at GFS, the Boys Track & Field team won eleven FSL titles, and Girls Cross Country was PAISAA State Champions five years in a row. He was Pennsylvania Independent School (PAISAA) Coach of the Year five times and coached 34 Track & Field All-Americans. Hewitt has consistently demonstrated a commitment to nurturing the potential of athletes and achieving exceptional results. We are confident that under Hewitt’s leadership, the Cross Country/Track & Field program will continue to grow and outperform expectations.
“I am excited to welcome Rob Hewitt back to the Germantown Friends community,” said Athletic Director Katie Bergstrom Mark. “He brings all of the skills, knowledge, and experience that is necessary to lead our program. Coach Hewitt’s ability to develop comprehensive training for all levels of athletes throughout the three seasons is exceptional. In line with the philosophy of GFS Athletics, Coach Hewitt emphasizes honing mental performance skills and promoting the overall health of our students, fostering a culture of excellence. Since departing GFS, I appreciate that Coach Hewitt has built flourishing programs at both Earlham and Abington Friends School, always prioritizing student-athlete development. His contagious energy and passion inspire all the athletes he works with, and he is well-equipped to guide the Tigers toward success in local, regional, and national competitions. I am thrilled to have him lead our program.”
Hewitt remarked, “I want to say thank you to Dana Weeks, Katie Bergstrom Mark, and the entire GFS community for welcoming me back. There is something truly special about returning to work with people who know and share my vision for all that this program can be. I am excited to see familiar faces and for the new challenges ahead. There is nothing quite like the energy of this campus and the spirit of this community. I’m ready to write the next chapter of this program and have some fun!”