Holly Metcalf has been involved with rowing as an athlete and coach for more than 20 years. She was a six-time national/Olympic team member, bringing home the Olympic gold in 1984, as well as three silver and one bronze World Championships medals between 1981 and 1987. She has coached at the national team, collegiate and community levels.
After completing a BA at Mt. Holyoke College, she earned a master’s degree in risk and prevention and a certificate of advanced study in human development and psychology from Harvard University, where she studied with Carol Gilligan.
She founded Row As One Institute, Inc. in 1994. Its first program was aimed to give masters women (age 27+) an opportunity to receive top coaching and training instruction.