Steve Mrowka
Steve Mrowka
Title: Athletic Director
Phone: (703) 323-3240
Email: smrowka@nvcc.edu
Previous College: University of North Carolina
Steve Mrowka was named first Northern Virginia Community College fulltime athletic director in November 2013.
 
Mrowka brings a wealth of experience as a head coach, an athletic administrator and as a student-athlete to the position.
 
As the athletic director at NOVA, Mrowka has seen cross country team win four straight NJCAA Region 20 Championships, and the volleyball team take home the region championship in 2014. The hockey team, meanwhile, won the Blue Ridge Hockey Conference Tournament Championship in 2015-16.
 
During the 2017-18 academic year, the fall sports teams won 30 games with the soccer and volleyball teams advancing to the Region 20 Championship contest. Ten Nighthawks were named to the all-region team during the fall season, and three more took home the honors during basketball season.
 
Mrowka also began the AD Honor Roll at NOVA as well.
 
Under his guidance, two Nighthawks softball student-athletes Chantal Gruber and Chyann Hooker were the first at NOVA to be named All-America.

Prior to NOVA, he served as the head baseball coach at George Washington University, an NCAA Division I program in Washington, D.C., for eight seasons (2005-2012).

In the classroom, four of his student-athletes earned a cumlative GPA better than a 3.5, which includes two 4.0's.

Before being named head coach at GW, Mrowka served as the head baseball coach at Georgia College & State University for 11 seasons (1994-2004) and guided the Bobcats to the NCAA Division II tournament five times (1995, 1997, 2000, 2001, 2002). He also earned multiple Coach of the Year accolades and his teams were consistently ranked nationally. In addition to his role as head coach, Mrowka served as an athletic administrator at GC & SU.   

Through 19 years as a head coach, Mrowka’s collegiate baseball coaching record is a combined 609-476-3.  He picked up his 600th career victory on April 3, 2012. He also coached GW to a victory in the first game ever played at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.

Mrowka attended Bates College in Lewiston, Maine, where he was a varsity letterman in football, ice hockey and baseball. He transferred a year later to Polk State College in Winter Haven, Fla., where he earned an associate’s degree and was an all-state shortstop. Following Polk State, Mrowka enrolled at the University of North Carolina where he was a two-year starter in the Tar Heels’ infield and earned a bachelor's degree in physical education.

After playing in the renowned Cape Cod and Alaska Baseball Leagues, he was a ninth-round draft choice of the Boston Red Sox in 1985. Mrowka was in spring training with the Houston Astros when an elbow injury ended his playing career. Mrowka later spent two years at the University of Georgia where he earned a MEd in sport management.

Mrowka is the father of daughters Maggie, Caleigh and Lauren. Maggie is a freshman at Mary Washington, where she plays softball.