Paul Hawksworth joins the Washington State women's rowing coaching staff as a graduate assistant for the 2006-07 season.
Before coming to Washington State, Hawksworth coached the junior A girls at the Victoria City Rowing Club in 2006. He also served as the vice president for coach development on the Rowing British Columbia Board of Directors from 2005-06. Prior to that, Hawksworth worked with Rowing Canada from 2004-05 as the Under-23 coach.
Following his undergraduate career, Hawksworth continued to work with University of Victoria's rowing program as an assistant coach from 2000-03. During this time he was given the University of Victoria service award. In 2001, Hawksworth was also the coach of male club crews for Rowing Canada.
A Canadian Rowing Level III certified coach, Hawksworth graduated with a bachelor's degree in psychology in May 2003.
As an undergraduate at the University of Victoria, Hawksworth was recognized for a number of accomplishments in rowing. The Ladner, British Columbia native's most noteworthy honor was being named MVP for men's rowing. As a first-year rower he was awarded Rookie of the Year. Hawksworth was also team captain for two years and a member of the student council.