Coaches

Marta Metzler

Head Coach Varsity Women

(703) 400-7870

FPCrewCoachM@gmail.com

Coach Metzler is an alumnus of Woodbridge High School where she rowed on the Freshman 8 and for the rest of her high school rowing career was a member of the Lightweight 8. She received a Bronze medal at Nationals as a sophomore in high school. Coach Metzler rowed 3 years with the Prince William Rowing Club Competitive Women’s Team. Awards include: Wye Island 2007 Gold Medal (Masters Mixed 8); Head of the Ohio 2007 Bronze Medal (Masters Open 8); Head of the Ohio 2007 Bronze Medal (Masters 4); Occoquan Chase 2007 (Masters 8 1st Place) Champion of the Chase. Coach Metzler is US Rowing Level II Coaching Certified with the intent and personal goal of continuing education in rowing. Coach Metzler brings to the program her love of the sport and all the hard work and challenges it takes to become a successful rower. In her free time enjoys rowing, running and participating half marathons.

Coach Rodriguez became involved with Forest Park Crew back in 2004 when his daughter started rowing with the team.  In 2007 he began rowing as a Masters rower with Prince William Rowing Club as a member of the Men’s Racing Team.  He has earned 32 Gold Medals, 17 Silver Medals, and 21 Bronze Medals at a number of regattas including the Occoquan Masters Sprints, Diamond States Masters, Charm City Sprints, Head of the Ohio, Wye Island, Occoquan Challenge, Head of the Lafayette, and Head of the Occoquan.  He is also a three-time competitor at the Head of the Charles regatta in Boston, the largest two-day international head race regatta in the world.  Coach Rodriguez brings his passion for the sport to the program with a goal of teaching rowers to row well and be competitive while enjoying all that the sport has to offer.  He is a U.S. Rowing certified Level II coach.

Bob Rodriguez

Head Coach Varsity Men

(703) 600-9639

rbrodriguez09@gmail.com

Gretchen Thompson

Assistant Coach

Coach Thompson comes to us with over 15 years of experience in the sport of rowing.  Having previously won 1 gold, 2 silver, and a bronze medal from the 2010 US Rowing Masters National Championship, she also was 2010 Coach of the Year.  Thompson offers her students a positive program that is exciting, inclusive, and challenging.  Coach Thompson is a U.S. Rowing Level III certified coach.

Coach Holsteen joins our coaching staff for the first time this 2017 Spring Season.  He rowed for Forest Park from 2002-06 and also ran cross country from 2004-05.  He started his rowing career in a freshman eight, moved to a lightweight eight, then finally to a lightweight four during his junior and senior seasons.  He received a bronze medal at States in both his junior and senior years and went on to place sixth overall at Nationals in his senior year.  Coach Holsteen attended Christopher Newport University where he majored in History. He is currently working as a Firefighter/ EMT for Loudoun County Fire and Rescue.  He is excited about the opportunity to inspire and coach the next generation of FP Crew rowers!

Joel Holsteen

Assistant Coach

Mark Pohlmeier

Assistant Coach

Coach Pohlmeier began rowing in 2009 with Prince William Rowing Club. He has earned dozens of medals at Masters regattas and at indoor rowing competitions. He teaches indoor rowing classes at Quantico Marine Base. He is a certified indoor rowing instructor. He is actively pursuing a U.S. Rowing Level II coaching certificate. Coach Pohlmeier is passionate about rowing and about the life-long benefits of the sport.

Coach Mabeus started rowing with the Prince William Row­ing Club (PWRC) in 2002 and with the Occo­quan Boat Club (OBC) in 2006. She competed in numerous regattas over the years both locally and has traveled to regattas as far as Boston and even London. Coach Mabeus was an assistant coach at South County High School 2012 to 2016. She completed US Row­ing Level II Coaching Education and is a certified Indoor Rowing Instructor. In addition to rowing, Coach Mabeus is a competitive runner and triath­lete. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Nutri­tion from the Uni­ver­sity of Wis­con­sin Stevens Point and a Mas­ter’s of Science in Administration degree from Cen­tral Michi­gan Uni­ver­sity. She is currently employed by Cen­tral Michi­gan Uni­ver­sity at the Army Edu­ca­tion Cen­ter on Fort Belvoir.

Mary Pat Mabeus

Assistant Coach

Mario Moreno

Assistant Coach

umlaut1983@gmail.com