Our 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.

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.

Coach Emily Hunt Photo sept 2017
Emily Hunt
Girls Varsity Coach
(C) 703-403-1045 hunt.emilyc@gmail.com
Emily Hunt has 15 years of experience in rowing and coaching. She rowed at Woodbridge High School from 2002-2006 and was captain of the team her senior year. She was recruited by several colleges, but turned to coaching right after high school so that she could work while she earned her bachelors in Integrative Studies and her Masters in Education. Emily works at Forest Park High School as a History teacher. She coached the Woodbridge novice women from 2007-2013 and since 2013 has coached the varsity women. She was the head coach of Lake Ridge Rowing adult sculling camp in 2008 and 2009. Emily started coaching summer 2016 for PWCA’s small boats camp,  fall 2016 for the PWCA women’s competitive team, and summer 2017 for the PWRC racing women
Michelle Darcy
Girls’ Freshmen and Novice Coach
(C) 914-329-8676  Email: mdarcy714@gmail.com
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Coach Darcy has been coaching for the past 10 years, both crew and other sports.  She coached 2 seasons for Gar-Field Crew, coaching a women’s quad and a novice boys 4+. In the off season she coaches for PWCA’s novice program.  Coach Darcy also rows with PWRC’s racing women and works on weight training and conditioning in the off season.  While not rowing/coaching, Coach Darcy hits the mountain trails to hike and backpack as often as possible.  She is extremely excited to be working with the girls’ program at Woodbridge.
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.

Hailee Hobbs – picture will be posted soon 🙂 

Coach Hailee began rowing in the summer of 2015 before going on to row for Woodbridge Senior High School for all four years of her high school career.  During these four years at Woodbridge she also rowed for the PWCA Fall Competitive team in 2016 and 2018 and coxed for the PWRC racing women’s and men’s teams 2016-2018.  After graduating high school in 2019 she was asked to be part of the Woodbridge Crew Coaching Staff as an intern for the next spring season.  Outside of crew Hailee is going to Northern Virginia Community College where she is earning her associates degree in Interior Design.  While not coaching, rowing, or going to school she enjoys painting, gardening, and spending time with friends, family and her puppies.


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