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COACHES

JIM KOSKE

JIM KOSKE

Coach | Owner

JIM'S BIO

CrossFit Level 2
Physical Therapist, MPT
USA Olympic Weightlifting
CrossFit Kids
Starting Strength Coach
CrossFit Mobility
HKC Kettlebell Instructor
PENDLAY Olympic Lifting
A.R.T Upper body certified (Active Release Therapy)
A.P.I Level 1
Rock Tape Level 1 and 2
Functional Movement Screen Specialist
Takano Olympic Lifting Course
Adaptive Athlete Certification

Coach Jim Koske founded CrossFit Oyster Point with his wife and fellow athlete Dianne. Since opening its doors in 2010 as one of the first CrossFit Affiliates in the Tidewater area, this athletic training center has become the prime coaching resource for high school, college, tri-athletes, runners, recreational athletes and those just seeking to improve fitness. Jim’s diverse skill set, focused coaching and warm personality allows him to utilize his professional training as a strength coach and physical therapist to provide a progressive, safe and positive environment for all his athletes.
Jim graduated from Old Dominion University with a Master’s degree in Physical Therapy. Over the past 15 years, he has helped individuals achieve goals related to functional mobility. Five years ago Jim saw the opportunity to enhance his ability to help individuals optimize their functional aptitude and fitness level by becoming a CrossFit Level 1 Certified Coach. Jim passionately believes in the life-changing benefits of functional fitness. His goal as a physical therapist/fitness coach is to inspire individuals to make long-term lifestyle changes, and he has found that CrossFit’s scalable intensity, attention to improved mobility/stability throughout the body and commitment to functional movement makes it the perfect program for individuals of all ages and abilities.
Jim believes that the mindset of an individual who participates in sport and fitness training plays a vital role in the success of any program. He fosters a supportive training environment to help clients overcome self-doubt or perceived limitations to achieve their full potential.
Jim’s works full time at Ft. Eustis as a strength/conditioning coach and Physical therapist. He has been active in sports all his life: playing football in college,
Competitive men’s softball, Mountain climbing, volleyball, and Mountain biking. He is always up for a challenge. One of Jim’s biggest accomplishments is his successful summit of the highest mountain in North America, 20,320ft. Mt. McKinley.

DIANNE KOSKE

DIANNE KOSKE

Coach | Owner

DIANNE'S BIO

CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
USA Olympic Lifting Certification
CrossFit Kids Certified
Rippitoe Starting Strength Seminar
Coaches Prep Course
CrossFit Mobility Certification
CPR and First Aid Certified
Pendlay Olympic Lifting Certified
Ben Bergeron’s Business Of Excellence
Takano Olympic Lifting Course
Catapult Olympic Weightlifting Course with Don McCulley

Dianne Koske is President and Co-Owner of CrossFitOP. She’s been a CrossFit Coach for five years. She graduated from Ithaca College with a Bachelors of Science in Business Finance and Communications. She also holds her Series 6, 63, 26 and 7 investment licenses. She has worked with American Funds Investment Company for more than 17 years as a National Accounts Manager. Dianne left the financial industry to pursue spreading the word about CrossFit and how through CrossFit, you can live a bigger and better life. Dianne also played competitive beach volleyball for over 17 years and her favorite part of beach volleyball is diving in the sand to get that pass you think is out of reach! In 2007, Dianne ruptured a disc diving for one of those balls and thought her volleyball career was abruptly shortened, until she met CrossFit. CrossFit has allowed her to strengthen her body to get back into playing beach volleyball, perform the CrossFit workouts at high intensity as well as building noticeable amounts of flexibility. She enjoys coaching all levels of athletes, from those that have not been active lately to those that are at higher levels of fitness. She loves sharing what she’s found in CrossFit with others to help them reach their personal fitness goals and have a bigger, fuller, better life.

DANIELLE KEARNS

DANIELLE KEARNS

Head Coach

DANIELLE'S BIO

Crossfit Level 1

B.S. Exercise Physiology

NSCA- Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

USA-Olympic Weightlifting

Precision Nutriton- Level 1 Sport and Exercise Nutrition

Our Head Coach, Dani, has been competing in Crossfit for about 6 years, starting in college when she was looking for something new and challenging after deciding to no longer play on the volleyball team at Lynchburg College. Being a year-round athlete all through her life, playing basketball, volleyball, track & field, and lacrosse, she missed the competitive atmosphere and daily, tough workouts. Crossfit gave her exactly that and she fell inlove with the sport immediately!

She has been competitive within our Mid-Atlantic Region, placing in the top 50 of Regional Athletes for the past 2 years. She competes on OP’s competition team, OPGrit and was on the OP Regional Team in 2016. She has also competed in various local competitions including RuFit, Gangs of the Mid-atlantic, Team Grit, and various Superfit Games as well as placing 3rd at the Superfit National Championship in the Pro Division.

Dani has an extensive background in Exercise Physiology and Sports and Exercise Nutrition and is OP’s in-house Nutrition Coach through her business Food Certitude Nutrition. Eating the proper balance of foods is vital for not only elite Crossfit performance but also for feeling good during daily WODs and overall health! Dani has had success with coaching all types of people, helping them improve their eating habits to perform and feel their best inside and outside of OP! She is experienced in coaching workouts with a wide variety of clients and athletes from middle-school basketball players to collegiate varsity athletes and from a beginner client new to any exercise to high-level Crossfit athletes. Dani’s passion is helping people find their confidence through strength and health and she loves helping anyone reach their goals of competitive performance, general fitness or overall health and wellness with Crossfit training as well as proper balanced nutrition habits!

LINDSEY BOMBA

LINDSEY BOMBA

Coach

LINDSEY'S BIO

CrossFit Level 2

USAW Olympic Lifting Certification

CrossFit Kids Certified

American Sports Education Program Certified (ASEP)

CrossFit Gymnastics Certified

Virginia High School League Coaches Certified

Takano Olympic Lifting Course

CPR/AED/1st Aid Qualified Cert

Power Lifting Certification

Catapult Olympic Weightlifting Course with Don McCulley

Adaptive Athlete Certification

Lindsey Bomba-Holcomb, “Bomba”, is a Level 2 CrossFit trainer and CrossFit Kids certified as well as certified in USA Olympic Weightlifting.  She was the Warwick High School Football Strength and Conditioning Coach where she made a great impact on students and athletes. Bomba is a Nationally Certified Educational Interpreter with Newport News Public Schools which aligns with her passion of helping others.

Outside of the gym, her Business Management degree has helped her set up and manage businesses both in interpreting and buying/selling antiques. In her spare time you may find her playing competitive beach volleyball, backpacking in the mountains, playing softball, or volunteering at Habitat for Humanity. Bomba is an extremely passionate person who surrounds herself with people who love life as much as she does.

BRITTNEY KORTZ

BRITTNEY KORTZ

Coach

BRITTNEY'S BIO

Physical Therapist, DPT

Crossfit Level 1 

Takano Olympic Lifting Course

CrossFit Scaling Course

CrossFit Judges Course

Brit has been very active in sports her whole life, participating in swimming, field hockey and competitive soccer. Her first Crossfit experience was in college in 2009 while playing for the Old Dominion Women’s Soccer Team with the WOD “Cindy.” At that point in her life, she was unable to do a pull up and needed her teammates to help push her over the bar! She was reintroduced to Crossfit in 2010 at OP while working with Jim Koske. It reminded her of the competitive nature of college soccer and instantly fell in love with the sport and the community. She competed in the Mid Atlantic Crossfit Regionals in 2012 and 2013 on the Crossfit Oyster Point team and in 2014 as an individual then again in 2016 on the team. Britt recently received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy and enjoys being able to incorporate what she does with clients daily into her coaching at Crossfit OP.

ALAN

ALAN

Coach

ALAN'S BIO

Physical Therapist, DPT

Crossfit Level 1 

CrossFit Scaling Course

CrossFit Judges Course

Alan is a native of Christiansburg, Va where he played soccer, basketball and golf through high school. He attended Virginia Tech earning a degree in psychology with a minor in philosophy and earned his doctorate in physical therapy from Old Dominion University. Alan specializes in the treatment of spinal cord injury in a rehab hospital where he also manages over 60 therapy employees.

His passion is fitness and health over the lifespan and is interested in masters athletes just as much as high level or beginner athletes.

Alan has been CrossFitting since 2011 in home gyms and globo gyms and joined a CrossFit affiliate in 2015. He received his CrossFit L1 in the summer of 2016 and has been coaching ever since.

WADE

WADE

Coach

WADE'S BIO

Crossfit Level 1

CrossFit Scaling Course

CrossFit Judges Course

From Virginia Beach, Wade has always been active in sports growing up.  He played Volleyball and Lacrosse for 4 years throughout High School and played collegiate Lacrosse at CNU for 2 years.

He stays involved in the sport by helping to coach the Tabb Varsity Boy’s Lacrosse team.

He is studying Environmental Sciences and Leadership Studies at CNU with the goal of joining the local Fire Department after college.

He was introduced to Crossfit 2 years ago and knew it was right for him!  He was hooked on the variety of movements, the competitive nature of it and the intensity of the workouts.  Health and nutrition have always been a passion of his because of the lessons learned through his parents!

When Wade isn’t coaching or getting his workout in, you can find him outside!  He loves fishing with his brothers, hiking, or going on any outdoors adventure.

STEPHANIE

Coach

STEPHANIE'S BIO

Crossfit Level 1

CrossFit Scaling Course

CrossFit Judges Course

Stephanie is a mother to two wonderful children, Cole and Cayleigh. She is married to her very best friend, Brandon, who is in the Army. Because of Brandon’s occupation, it has allowed them to experience many fun, life experiences as a family. They have lived in many diverse places stretching from her home state of Georgia all the way across the Pacific Ocean to Hawaii. It was in Hawaii where Stephanie fell in love with CrossFit in 2011. She was never into sports or someone you would consider “athletic”. In fact, she was a ballet dancer most of her childhood.

As an adult, Stephanie tried various times going to a “traditional” gym and it just didn’t entice her. Ironically enough, it so happened that Stephanie was at the gym one day when she discovered CrossFit. She saw a group of girls working out, doing fun movements, and looking like they actually were having a blast! She knew right then that she wanted to try out CrossFit.

Stephanie is a social butterfly so working out AND making friends at the same time was right up her alley! After joining the Military CrossFit Affiliate in Hawaii, Stephanie has never looked back and has been CrossFitting ever since. She has also been able to train and complete three half-marathons since her fitness level drastically changed for the better. Stephanie knew she needed to share her love of CrossFit with others so that drove her to get her Level 1 Certification in 2013.

Stephanie loves coaching others and loves the excitement and pride they have when doing something they never thought they could do before!

TREY

Coach

TREY'S BIO

CrossFit Level 1

CrossFit Scaling Course

CrossFit Judges Course

Trey was born and raised in Newport News and attended Menchville High School where he played Baseball and Basketball.

In 2009, Trey was a AAA VA All State Player for Baseball, was a AAA VA All State Chamption, and a USA Today National Chamption.

He went on to play Baseball at Louisburg College and was the Lee Fowler Scholar Athlete of the Year.

He finished his schooling with the CNU class of 2013 and has pursued a career in Sports Management.

Trey began Crossfit in May of 2015 looking to change up his workout routine and was drawn to Crossfit for it’s competition side.  In 2016, he was the alternate for the Mid Atlantic Regional Team.

Trey’s favorite part about coaching Crossfit is helping people learn and progress towards new skills.  He is also great at strategizing how to attack a workout to help you do your best!

STEPHANIE P.

STEPHANIE P.

Coach

STEPHANIE'S BIO

CrossFit Level 1

USAW Level 1

CrossFit Scaling Course

CrossFit Judges Course

Stephanie is a mother to two active boys, Jake and Eli. She has been married to her husband, Jason, since 2007. Jason retired from the Army in 2017 and decided to make Hampton Roads their home. She works as a Registered Nurse when she is not shuttling her boys around to activities or at the Box.

 Stephanie has always been an avid runner, competing in half marathons and the Army Ten Miler, but once kids came along she realized that she needed more than just running. She started her CrossFit journey back in 2015 with the encouragement of her husband and she never looked back. She fell in love with the sport and community immediately and obtained her Level 1 in 2016 and started coaching in 2017. And to help gain knowledge of the Olympic lifts she received her USA Weightlifting Level 1 in 2017.

 Stephanie has been able to put her passion as a nurse and her love of CrossFit into excellent use by volunteering with the CrossFit Medical team.  She has traveled around the US volunteering at different regions and on the sidelines of the CrossFit games.

 Stephanie loves coaching and is always striving to become a better coach for her athletes.

 

Roxanne

Coach

ROXANNE'S BIO

CrossFit Level 1 

M.S. Cardiac Rehabilitation and Adult Fitness

Takano Olympic Lifting course

CrossFit Specialty Course: Mobility

CrossFit Specialty Course: Weightlifting with Coach Burgener

CrossFit Scaling Course

CrossFit Judges Course

USA Powerlifting Club Coach Certification

Member of USA Master’s Raw World’s Powerlifting Team – 2018

Roxanne has a B.S. in Physical Education from Springfield College and a M.S. in Cardiac Rehabilitation and Adult Fitness from University of Wisconsin – LaCrosse. She has been a college professor since 1983 teaching primarily in the nursing, health and physical education departments.  In addition, she has taught group and individual exercise sessions for more than 40 years, to children, college students, adults and seniors. 

In May of 2011 Roxanne joined a friend who had started working out at Crossfit OP.  She enjoyed the friendly small group and well instructed workouts.  The varied activities were challenging and fun, but more importantly proper technique was emphasized.  With an exercise science background, and years of teaching biomechanics at the college level, Roxanne knew proper body movement is paramount and a good coach’s eye for improper body alignment is critical for safety. 

Roxanne has competed at the master’s level in the CrossFit Open competition for 6 years, with the strength components being her most competitive areas. In 2017 she began competing in powerlifting at the Regional and National levels. She set an American Record (M3) in the back squat at National’s (2017) and placed second overall.

Roxanne decided to obtain a Level 1 CrossFit Trainer because she could see the need for master’s level athletes to have someone who understands that we don’t have 20-year-old bodies anymore.  Functional fitness is something we all need, especially as we age, as it allows us to continue to do the things that we love to do.

Teaching and helping people, especially master’s athletes reach their potential is one of Roxanne’s passions. Roxanne said “It is very rewarding to see the number of master level athletes actively participating at CrossFit Oyster Point dramatically increase over the last few years.

 

Kaylee

Coach

KAYLEE'S BIO

 

CrossFit Level 1

CrossFit Level 2

CrossFit Judges Course

Kaylee is a native of Cleveland, Ohio and an active duty Intelligence Officer in the United States Air Force.  She discovered CrossFit in 2012 shortly before marrying her husband, Jared, who also enjoys CrossFit and is in the Air Force.  Kaylee found CrossFit to be just the right mix of everything; combining her background of cross country and track in high school and Figure competitions throughout college.

 Kaylee’s military training and travel have taken her to boxes around the world, including Texas, Oregon, Alaska, Okinawa, mainland Japan, Guam, South Korea, and Afghanistan.  Her most notable experience was competing on Shogun CrossFit’s qualifying team for the 2014 CrossFit Games.  While stationed in Okinawa, Kaylee earned her L1 and L2 certifications and coached at Shogun CrossFit from 2013-2016, including managing the affiliate with Jared from 2015-2016. 

One of Kaylee’s favorite things about CrossFit is assisting others with breaking mental barriers in the gym in order to meet their full physical potential.  When Kaylee isn’t in the gym, you’ll find her hanging out with Jared and their dog, Annie, doing anything outside, and baking delicious (healthy) treats!

 

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