Former University of Washington coxswain Sean Mulligan is in his third year as a full-time member of the Husky crew staff.
Mulligan was hired by head coach Eleanor McElvaine to serve as the women's varsity assistant coach.
"Sean is a product of the Washington rowing program and that is important," said McElvaine who was named the head coach on Aug. 13, 2003 after 13 seasons as an assistant on the UW staff. "He is a very good coach. Sean did a great job last year with the varsity four men's crew."
Mulligan accepted a full-time position on the Husky women's staff after serving the previous season as men's varsity intern. He directed the UW varsity four to the national championship at the 2003 Intercollegiate Rowing Association (IRA) Championships.
He has done a marvelous job coach the Huskies' four-oared crew, directing them to back-to-back appearances on the NCAA medal platform. The UW four earned the bronze medal in 2005 after capturing the silver at the 2004 NCAA Championships.
Mulligan coached the UW four to the 2004 Pac-10 championship and a runner-up finish at the 2005 conference regatta.
A graduate of LaSalle High School in Lansdale, Pa., Mulligan originally came to Washington as a coxswain beginning in the 1995-96 season.
As a sophomore in 1997, he coxed the men's varsity eight to an undefeated season. The Huskies finished first at the IRA Championships to win UW's 11th all-time varsity eight national title, the school's first since 1970. Mulligan was the team captain in 1999. He guided the varsity eight to a silver-medal performance at the 1998 IRA Championships and a bronze in 1999.
In international competition, Mulligan helped the U.S. Under-23 crew win gold at the World Rowing Championships. He coxed the US lightweight eight that finished second at the 1998 World Championships.
Mulligan graduated from the University of Washington in 1999 with a bachelor's degree in communications.