Brad Hemmerly

Head Coach — Women's Rowing
BS-Mechanical Engineering, The Ohio State University (2007)
Year Appointed
Fall 2017
  • Intro Personal Fitness
Spring 2018
  • Varsity Women's Crew I
  • Varsity Women's Crew II


Brad Hemmerly has been the head women's rowing coach since the 2012-13 season. He brings a wide range of successful experience to the Pioneers. He spent the two years prior to joining Marietta, he was at Syracuse University as the assistant varsity coach and director of operations with the men's team. Hemmerly helped the Orange to a fifth place showing at the 2012 IRA Championships, their best finish in 22 years.

Hemmerly has coached the U23 Men at the Vesper Boat Club in Philadelphia. Vesper claimed the Independence Day Regatta team points trophy as well as the men's points, women's points and the overall points trophies at USRowing Club Nationals. Hemmerly will be led the Vesper U23 men at the Canadian Henley in Ontario.

Prior to Syracuse Hemmerly spent three years at NCAA Division III powerhouse Williams College. Hemmerly was the assistant women's coach at Williams in 2009 and 2010. In addition to the NCAA titles, the Ephs swept the women's events at the New England Championships both years.

In the summer of 2010 Hemmerly was named the interim head coach for the 2010-11 school year. Under Hemmerly's direction, the Ephs posted one of the best seasons in school history going undefeated in every event that spring in all classifications (1V, 2V, 3V and N8). Williams swept the New England, ECAC and NCAA championships in 2011 and Hemmerly was named the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) co-coach of the year and was also awarded the Joy of Sculling Award as the women's college coach of the year.

Hemmerly began his coaching career in 2005 as the first assistant and novice coach with The Ohio State University women's club team. He spent three years coaching the Buckeyes, winning the 2007 Dad Vail women's points trophy and the 2008 ACRA V8 National Championship and ACRA women's points trophy.

In addition to his collegiate coaching experience, Hemmerly has served as a Masters coach with the Syracuse Chargers and Cazenovia Rowing Club, as well as the New Haven Rowing Club. He also worked as an assistant coach with the U.S. Junior Women's National Team Development Camp during the summers of 2010 and 2011.

A four-year member of The Ohio State University men's club team, Hemmerly earned a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2007.