Coach Z joined AHS after serving the last three seasons as the head women’s coach with the Oakton High School Rowing Club. He was the program director at Oakton from 2021-22 and was also the associate women’s varsity rowing coach from 2018-19. He led the Women’s Varsity Eight to a silver medal at the 2022 Virginia State Championship and seventh-place finish at Stotesbury. In 2019, Coach Z helped Women’s Second Varsity Eight to a bronze medal and Third Varsity Eight to a gold medal at the Virginia State Championship.
Coach Z also served as the assistant varsity women’s rowing coach at James Madison High School (2016-18) and spent nearly five years at Resilient Rowing Club (2014-19). At Resilient, he was the assistant high performance men’s and women’s rowing coach from 2015-19 and head developmental men’s and women’s rowing coach in the summer of 2014.
Coach Z was a four-year captain of the men’s rowing team from 2009-12 at the University of Mary Washington. He earned all-conference rowing honors in 2010 and 2011, and was named to the Mid-Atlantic All-Region team in 2011. He earned conference championships in the Varsity Eight (2009) and Varsity Four (2009 and 2010). He earned his bachelor’s of science degree in Computer Science/CIS from Mary Washington in 2014.