by Jack Calhoun
When Whit Mitchell was an undergraduate at UNH he had a profound impact on the program. He actually never rowed at UNH, he was the coach for 4 years, from his Freshman year through Senior year. Whit had rowed at the South Kent School in South Kent, Connecticut before coming to UNH.
The fact is that without Whit stepping up at beginning of his Freshman year, UNH rowing could easily have stumbled into oblivion. Whit was a tireless advocate for rowing at UNH, and for 4 years he was UNH Rowing’s greatest advocate. Whit and a few others of us never took no for an answer, and a few administrative antics by the officers of the UNH Crew Club assured our long-term survival. Read More