Adam Werblow, director of the waterfront and head sailing coach at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, has been honored with the Graham Hall Award for Outstanding Service by a College Sailing Professional and inducted into the Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association’s Hall of Fame.
In Werblow’s 27 years as St. Mary’s College’s sailing coach, the team has amassed 15 national titles and his sailors have earned over 150 individual All-America honors.
“For me, College Sailing is the greatest game on the planet,” says Adam Werblow. “To be selected for the Graham Hall Award and named to the ICSA Hall of Fame is certainly one of the high honors of my life,” he says.
Werblow sailed as an undergraduate at Connecticut College and was a captain of the team. He also went on to be a member of the U.S. Sailing Team in the Flying Dutchman class from 1989-1992.
“I am so grateful for the wonderful people who have contributed to my experiences over the past 30 years both as an undergraduate at Connecticut College and as a coach at St. Mary’s College of Maryland – my mentors, teammates, coaches, players, colleagues and competitors have all made the journey incredibly rewarding.”
Werblow has made the St. Mary’s sailing team consistently one of the best teams in the country and his sailors have gone on to be world champions after their time on the team. He has volunteered his time for the ICSA, including heading the All-America Committee. His peers admire him for his work as a coach and how he has helped to grow the sport of college sailing.
One of Werblow’s greatest accomplishments to date is the construction of the new James P. Muldoon River Center and Boathouse – a jewel of the St. Mary’s campus — and host to last year’s Team Race and Co-ed National Championships.
“I am particularly proud of all the Seahawks I have been so fortunate to have coached,” says Werblow. “I wish to thank my wife, Amy, and my family for their sacrifice in order to allow me to pursue my passion for College Sailing,” remarks Werblow.
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