Crescent Coaching Staff
Ray D’Amico – Novice Program
Coach D’Amico is the Schuylkill Navy 2014 Coach of the Year. His crews have won numerous championships under his leadership at St Augustine Prep High School. Ray has over thirty years of coaching experience. Coach D’Amico says the novice program is young men and women interested in learning to row in a fun and relaxed atmosphere.
Zack Coons – Junior 19 Men
Coach Zack is an alumnus of St Augustine Prep ’05 and La Salle University ’09. Zach has coached at La Salle University (frosh 2010-2011), St Augustine Prep (assistant varsity coach 2011-2013) and currently runs a very successful program at Roman Catholic High.
Matt Weaver – Junior 17 Men
Coach Matt is an alumnus of Roman Catholic ‘12 and UPenn ‘16. Matt was the captain for UPenn in 2016 and previously coached the Development Program at Crescent in 2013.
Paul Coomes – U23 Intermediate Men
Coach Paul Coomes is the former coach of Conestoga High School, the 2014 Junior Women’s Sculling Coach of the Year and the 2007 Schuylkill Navy Coach of the Year. He started the sculling program at Conestoga in 1998, coaching his crews to 21 Stotesbury titles, 25 Scholastic National Championships and one Youth National Championship. In 2006, his girls 4x won the Schools/Junior 4x at the Women’s Henley Regatta. He has coached crews to success at various levels, including national team (coached US Lightweight Men’s 1x in Poland in 2009), elite, senior, club, collegiate and junior, and at various other programs, including a stints as the Women’s Coach at Undine Barge Club in the early 2000’s, and the Head Men’s Coach at the University of Dayton in the mid 1990’s.
Justin Ochal – Captain
Please contact Justin for more information regarding membership, rowing programs, and equipment sales