Colin Farrell

Head Coach – Potomac

Colin has been a coach at Potomac since 2015, and the Director of Training since early 2016. As Head Coach at Potomac he has made it his goal to ensure that all of our athletes are masters of virtuosity: doing the common uncommonly well… experts at mechanics, purveyors of technique, champions of the fundamentals and basics.

Coach Colin had been an athlete his whole life, excelling most at wrestling and lacrosse through elementary, middle, and high school. He went on to play college lacrosse at Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia, where he also dabbled in swimming. After college he went into education, working as a Middle and High School History & Political Science Teacher for the better part of a decade. In that time he was also employed as the strength and conditioning coach for high school wrestling, swimming, and lacrosse teams, as well as the strength and conditioning coach for the Marymount University men’s and women’s swim teams.

In 2011 Colin qualified for the World’s Toughest Mudder (a 24-hour obstacle race), H spent most, well…all, of his training hours running long, slow distances leading up to the event. It quickly became apparent to him–at 4:00am in a mud-pit in New Jersey in December–that his fitness was severely lacking. Colin turned to CrossFit, and hasn’t looked back since. If you ask him, he’ll tell you he’s fitter, faster, and stronger as a 30-year old dad than he ever was as a 20-year old collegiate athlete.

Colin lives in Woodbridge, Virginia with his wife, Kate, two sons, Leigham and Emmet, and overweight golden retriever, Fenian.