OUR VIKING COACHES

 
Jason Compy
Head Coach 
Men’s Varsity Coach 
WoodbridgeCrewCoaches@gmail.com
 

DG2A9999Coach Compy rowed at Gar-Field Senior High School, he graduated in 1988, and then at The Ohio State University. From 1993 – 1995, he coached the varsity girls at Upper Arlington High School in Columbus, Ohio. In 1995, he moved back to Virginia where he coached the novice boys at Gar-Field Senior High School from 1995 – 1996. In late 1996, Jason joined the Peace Corps and moved to Kazakhstan where he taught macro-economics and marketing in Russian at a business college. He spent the next 13 years living and working in international development in countries of the former Soviet Union. Coach Compy is now the Director of the Monitoring, Evaluation, and Strategic Planning Division for the Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service.

 
 
 
 
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Kris Sorensen
Women’s Varsity Coach
Email: KNSorensen@hotmail.com

Coach KrisCoach Kris began rowing 1996 with Gar-Field High School. His senior year, competing in the LWT 4+ category he placed 2nd in Virgina and 4th at High School Nationals.  He graduated from The Joe Kubert School for Cartooning and Graphic Art in Dover, New Jersey, a technical school specializing on visual storytelling and sequential art. After moving back to the area he coached for Gar-Field HS from 2014-2017 where he became Head Women’s Coach before swapping his red and blue for green and gold in 2018.
In the off-season Coach Kris spends his summers and fall as Prince William Rowing Club’s Head Novice Coach and as Prince William Crew’s Men’s Head Sculling Coach.

 
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Matt Belote
Men’s Assistant Coach
 

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Coach Matt began rowing at Woodbridge High School his freshman year in 2009
and rowed all four seasons until graduating in 2013. During his campaign, he took home medals from States in his sophomore, junior and senior years, including a Junior 8 gold medal in 2012 and LWT 8 silver medal in 2013. The 2012 and ’13 spring seasons also included competitive showings at Stotesbury and placements
in the finals and semifinals at Nationals for Matt and his teammates.

After high school, he graduated from Tidewater Community College in Virginia
Beach, VA where he studied social science and got involved in outdoor recreation, supervising and teaching middle school and high school-age kids in adventure camps.

Matt moved back to the Woodbridge area in 2017 and is excited to be in
his first season as a crew coach this year! When he is not coaching on the water
or erging, he enjoys indoor rock climbing and playing drums in his punk rock band,
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Dani Mazer
Women’s Assistant Coach
 

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Coach Dani began rowing at Forest Park High School her freshman year in 2009 and rowed all four seasons until graduating in 2013. During her campaign, she took W-2x to Nationals – 2013 and Coxed for PWRC Intermediate and Master’s Men.

Rowed 4 years at Alabama 2013-17 Graduating with a degree in Management Information Systems.  Moved to Litchfield Ct. in 2019 and coached the Litchfield Hills Rowing Club.. She Moved Back to Prince William County in 2020 and coached the PWCA Singles Camp in the summer and fall.  In 2021 Dani became the Girls Head Coach at Battlefield High School.  

Currently she rows with Thompson Boat Center on the Potomac -TBC Racing.   

 

 

 

Nick Gomez

Coach Nick rowed at Woodbridge Senior High School from 2011 through his senior year in 2015. During this time he earned bronze medals for rowing a Novice 4 freshman year, Lightweight 8 junior year, and a 1-4x senior year. He also participated in Stotesbury and SRAA Nationals regattas, with semi-finals appearances in both. After graduating from WSHS, he attended Virginia Tech where he studied computer engineering, leading back to working in software development in the Northern Virginia area. Most recently, Nick began coaching for the PWC adult rowing program, which led to becoming a high school novice coach during the 2021 PWC fall camp.

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