Stew Stokes is entering his 19th year at Colby in the 2018-19 academic year. Since his arrival the women's crew program won the College's only NCAA Championship in a team sport by claiming the 2003 Division III title along with three other appearances at the NCAA Championship, and the men became the first crew from Colby to win an international race at the Henley Royal Regatta in 2005 against Isis Boat Club.
Colby has also produced 10 first or second team All-Americans, 28 CRCA Scholar-Athletes, and four U.S. National Team athletes.
Prior to his arrival at Colby, Stokes coached at Trinity College and the University of Massachusetts. A 1990 graduated of the University of Massachusetts, Stokes was a four-time winner of the Head of the Charles Regatta, a four-time U.S. National Champion, and a member of the men's lightweight eight on the 1993 United States Rowing Team.
Stew and his wife, Bess, live in Oakland, Maine, with their daughters, Maggie and Sally.