Rob Hewitt began his teaching and coaching career at AFS in 2019. A graduate of St. Joseph’s University, where he lettered in Men’s Cross-Country and Track & Field, Hewitt spent 13 years at Germantown Friends School, leading the Tigers to 17 Friends Schools League Cross-Country championships, including 12 Boys’ Cross-Country titles in a row, and 15 FSL Track & Field championships. In addition, his GFS teams won 15 Pennsylvania Independent Schools (PAISAA) Cross-Country State Championships – 10 boys’ titles and 5 girls’ titles. Hewitt trained 34 Track and Field All-Americans in his time at GFS and was named PAISAA Coach of the Year five times.
In 2016, Hewitt and his wife Claire, a former three-time Academic All-American in cross-country and track at Penn, became the Co-Head Coaches for Cross-Country and Track and Field at Earlham College. In their time at Earlham, the Hewitts led the Quakers’ Cross-Country and Track teams from eighth and ninth in their conference to third in 2018-19. They trained 66 all-conference athletes at Earlham and saw 18 school records fall during their tenure.
Why Robert coaches at AFS: “Coming to AFS means so much to me and my family,” remarks Hewitt. “We are thrilled to join such a welcoming community. I’m excited to teach and coach the whole student at AFS – not just the athlete. I’m looking forward to using our imaginations, creativity, and talents to build on top of the foundation that exists. We have the opportunity to do some very special things together and I’m excited to get started!”