Assistant Director of Athletics Head Men's Tennis Coach
Assistant Women's Tennis Coach
Brian Rowan is currently the Assistant Director of Athletics at GCC as well as the head men’s tennis coach and assistant women’s tennis coach. Rowan joined the GCC staff full-time in the fall of 2008 taking the position of Assistant Director of Athletics after serving as the head men’s tennis coach since 2005. In 2010, Rowan led the men's tennis team to its first NJCAA Division III National Championship. This is the first intercollegiate national championship in men's tennis for any college or university from the state of New Jersey. In 2011, the team won its second NJCAA NJCAA Division III National Championship.
Under coach Rowan's leadership, the men's tennis program has produced 14 NJCAA All-Americans and three individual NJCAA National Champions. He was named the NJCAA Max Grubbs National Tennis Coach of the Year for his efforts in 2010 and again in 2011. Rowan is a four-time recipient of the NJCAA Region XIX Coach of the Year Award (2007, 2009, 2010, 2011). His teams have won four NJCAA Region XIX championships and five Garden State Athletic Conference championships and have finished in the top four in the NJCAA National Tournament on five occasions.
Prior to joining the GCC full-time staff he spent four seasons as the men’s tennis coach while teaching history and coaching the boys’ varsity basketball team at Triton Regional High School in Runnemede, NJ. Rowan also enjoyed stints as the boys’ varsity tennis coach and assistant football coach while at Triton RHS.
Rowan earned his associate’s degree from Gloucester County College in the spring of 1997 where he was a member of both the men’s basketball and men’s tennis teams. He continued his basketball career at Rutgers University-Camden where he earned a B.A. in History. In 2005, Rowan earned his Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Phoenix.
Rowan is a native of southern New Jersey. He graduated from Gateway Regional High School in 1994 and currently resides in Blackwood, NJ with his wife and two daughters.