The Hunter College community mourns the passing of Ed Zarowin, one of the longest serving coaches in Hunter Athletics history, who died on March 9, 2022, at the age of 95. A 1996 inductee into the Hunter Athletic Hall of Fame, Zarowin, known affectionately as “Coach Z,” spent 30 seasons at the helm of both the men’s and women’s cross-country teams and men’s and women’s indoor/outdoor track & field teams.
Zarowin, a 33-time CUNY Athletic Conference (CUNYAC) Coach of the Year, led his student-athletes to numerous successes, including multiple individual Division III National Championships, over 20 All-Americans, and scores of individual and team CUNYAC titles.
A veteran of World War II, Zarowin graduated from NYU with a Bachelor of Science degree in education. He went on to become an assistant principal at Brooklyn Tech High School, where he spent 33 years, with 22 of those as head coach of their cross country and track & field teams, several of which rose to top national rankings.
Zarowin is predeceased by his wife, Mary, who passed away in 2014, and he is survived by their two sons, Paul and Louis, and three grandchildren, Diana, Joseph and David.
Coach Z exemplified the hunter motto, Mihi Cura Futuri—the care of the future is mine. We will miss him. Our condolences to his family and the many athletes he inspired.