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Looking for Men's and Women's Assistant Coaches! If interested, please email

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.   

Carol Bentley

Carol is an alumni of the Westfield Crew program. She is a graduate of George Mason University where she was on the Women's Rowing Team for two years. Carol joined the coaching staff in the Fall of 2018. She is thrilled to share her love of rowing with everyone and share her knowledge from being a coxswain into a coaching role.