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Head Coach: Paul Phillips

Paul rowed at Syracuse University (New York), Alexandria Community Rowing and Occoquan Boat Club.  Paul joined the coaching staff in December 2017.  Prior to joining the Westfield Crew Team, he coached the Mount Vernon Crew Team for 14 years.  He is widely known and respected for his dedication and commitment to the sport of rowing, particularly at the Junior/Scholastic level, and shares his passion with the athletes he coaches.  Paul's philosophy syncs with our own -- that rowing is not merely about getting ready for the next race, but to help athletes develop the characteristics and skills necessary for success in life.  As an added bonus, Paul is a nationally recognized rowing referee and refs everything from local regattas at Sandy Run to Scholastic Nationals and even US National Team events!  As such, he has seen up close the best rowing athletes in the country.   

Perry Cox

Perry is an alumna of the Westfield Crew Team and joined the coaching staff in the fall of 2016.  He graduated from the University of Virginia (UVA) in 2015 where he rowed for 3 years with several notable finishes, including 1st, 3rd, and 4th place finishes at the Head of the Charles, 2nd and 3rd place at the American Collegiate Rowing Championship, two 3rd place finishes at Dad Vail, and 2nd and 3rd place finishes at the Henley Royal Regatta in Oxfordshire, England. While at UVA, Perry served as a mentor to junior rowers helping out with erging and rowing instruction and providing advice on how to best balance responsibilities as a collegiate athlete.

Kelli Sill

Kelli joined the coaching staff in the fall of 2016 and graduated from UVA in May 2015 with highest honors.  She rowed at UVA and assisted with summer rowing and other rower development programs at UVA between 2013 and 2015. Kelli was a National Champion in the Women’s Double in 2015. She also served as a Student Assistant Athletic Trainer at UVA Sports Medicine in 2014 and 2015.

Robbi Cecil

Robbi is an alumna of the Westfield Crew program. He is a graduate of George Mason and joined the coaching staff in the Fall of 2013.

Stefan Bachman

Stefan is an alumna of the Westfield Crew Team. He joined Westfield's coaching staff in the summer of 2013. Stefan is currently employed with the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department as a Firefighter/EMT.