“We are excited to add Kevin to the College of Charleston Family,” Roberts said. “He brings a wealth of experience to our nationally-renowned sailing program. We look forward to continued success and growth under Kevin’s leadership.”
Jewett brings a tremendous amount of experience to The College, most notably as the Co-Owner of Sea & Caye LLC, which he helped create to offer service to the sailing industry with the mission of helping sailors go to the “next level.” From 2012 until his recent appointment at CofC, Jewett spent much of his time with Sea & Caye coaching high level racers around the country, racing professionally in grand prix classes, and offering consulting services to organizations looking to grow or reorganize.
“I’m honored to have this opportunity,” Jewett said. “The collegiate sailing tradition that has been built for over 50 years here is simply amazing. Our team is stronger than ever and our community programs continue to expand through the efforts of our staff and supporters. (Former Director of Sailing) Greg (Fisher) has done an amazing job and will be missed. I’m looking forward to carrying on his fine work and continuing a culture of success.”
Prior to Sea & Caye, Jewett served as the Executive Director for Geneva Lake Sailing School in Wisconsin from 2008 to 2012. While at Geneva Lake, Jewett served simultaneously as the Director of Sailing for the Lake Geneva Yacht Club in addition to his duties with the Geneva Lake Sailing School. Jewett hired and managed a staff of 15 coaches, while also handling marketing, managing media and collaborating with the board of directors on fundraising efforts that raised cash reserves by 500 percent. He played an integral role in a capital campaign that raised more than $3.5 million to build a state-of-the-art sailing center and new home for both the sailing school and yacht club.
Jewett also served as a part-time coach with the University of Wisconsin sailing program from 2006 to 2010. He played a crucial role as an advisor when the Badgers hosted the 2010 ICSA National Championships. Among the highlights from that event was a Top-8 finish at Team Race Nationals and a berth in the finals of the Dinghy Nationals. One of his recruits, Joe Kutschenreuter, became the first ICSA All-American from the Midwest region in 30 years.
He is married to the former Carolina Davila, an alum of the CofC Sailing program and native of Charleston. The couple resides in Mt. Pleasant with their two children.
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