OUR VIKING COACHES

 
 
Jason Compy
Head Coach 
Men’s Novice Coach (C) 540-538-2566
Coach Compy rowed at Gar-Field Senior High School,
 

DG2A9999where 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
Men’s Varsity Coach
(C) 703-586-2170  Email: KNSorensen@hotmail.com
 

Coach 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.

Coach Kris

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 4th Eight Coach
 

Coach Matt

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,
Stop That Ship.

 

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