Seth Hussey was named the Head Rowing Coach and Lecturer in Physical Education at Mount Holyoke in August of 2017. He came to South Hadley following a three-year stint as the novice coach and recruiting coordinator for the Wellesley College crew program.
During his first season, Hussey helped guide the Lyons to solid finishes over 11 races. Highlighting the year was a fourth-place finish at the 2017 Seven Sisters Championship, followed by sixth overall in the spring at the 2018 NEWMAC Championship. MHC saw senior Ariya Lawson and sophomore Elizabeth Hazen named to the NEWMAC All-Conference Second Team for their efforts at the conference event. The Lyons closed out the season at the National Invitational Rowing Championship, as the varsity eight took 18th overall, while the second varsity eight was 17th.
In the past three years at Wellesley, Hussey helped guided the novice eight to two New England and ECAC/NIRC Championships. He helped the team to a Collegiate 8 medal at the head of the Charles, three consecutive Seven Sisters and NEWMAC titles, three consecutive team podium finishes at NCAA’s and its first DIII national championship in 2016. Following the varsity eight and team championship, Wellesley’s first, Hussey was honored by the CRCA as part of the DIII Coaching Staff of the Year.
Prior to Wellesley, Hussey spent time as the women’s assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at both Bates College (‘13-‘14) and Hamilton College (’08-’11), two DIII NESCAC programs, as well as serving as the women’s graduate assistant and novice rowing coach at Purdue University (’11-’13). While at Purdue, Hussey completed an M.S. degree in Kinesiology. He has worked as part of USRowing’s Junior Boys Development camp since the programs inception in 2013.
Hussey was a walk-on rower at St. Lawrence University, where he completing a bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience in 2008. He has been happily married to his wife Kirsti since 2015 and they share a 5 year old lab/pointer mix named Easton.
Molly Burroughs joined the coaching staff as Head Novice Rowing Coach & Equipment Manager in September 2017 after serving as an assistant at St. Louis Rowing Club in Missouri. While at SLRC, Burroughs worked with the varsity junior girls, novice junior girls, and Learn to Row programs.
Prior to coaching, Burroughs competed for four years at Williams College where she was a walk-on rower with no prior experience. The Ephs earned several NCAA DIII team points accolades in that time, placing second in 2014 and 2017, third in 2016, and fifth in 2015. Burroughs made her first NCAA appearance in 2016 as a spare and returned in 2017 to race in the second varsity 8+, placing third. At the regional level, Burroughs raced for back-to-back gold medals in 2016 and 2017 at the ECAC/NIRC Championships in the third varsity 8+. She was named captain by her teammates and coaches for the 2016-2017 season, and received NESCAC All-Sportsmanship recognition in 2017.
While at Williams, Burroughs studied Art and History and earned NESCAC and ECAC/NIRC All-Academic honors 2015-17. She received her B.A. in 2017.