Coaches


Steve Kaplan – Coach

Steve Kaplan

  • Steve is a U.S. Fencing Coaches Association Fencing Master.

  • 1976 U.S. Olympic Team Member – Sabre.

  • 1975 Pan American Games Silver Medalist.

  • 4 time U.S. National Team Champion.

  • 1971 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) All American – NYU.

  • Varsity Head Fencing Coach NYU 1980-1986.

  • Elected to NYU Athletic Hall of Fame 1996.

  • Founded Cobra Fencing Club in 2002.


Demetrios “Mitro” Valsamis – Coach

Demetrios 'Mitro' Valsamis

  • Mitro is under-19 U.S. Foil Champion 1979, 1980.

  • Cadet Sabre Champion 1976, 1977.

  • 1983 NCAA Foil Champion – NYU.

  • Foil Coach at Cobra since 2003.