Coaches


Steve Kaplan – Sabre

  • 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

Ras Davidson – Sabre

  • Cadet World Championship Bronze Medalist 2006 Korea
  • U.S. Junior National Champion
  • Coached by Mika’il Sankofa and Yury Gelman

Abdoulaye Thiam – Sabre

  • Senegal Olympic Sabre Team 2008 Beijing
  • Silver Medalist African Games 2007, 2008
  • Competed in 2008 Senior World Championships, Moscow

Alex Delaney – Epee

    • Assistant Women’s Fencing Coach at Fairleigh Dickinson University since 2015
    • Durkan Fencing Academy 2014 – 2017
    • Head Epee Coach at Durkan Fencing Academy 2016 – 2017
    • Assistant Epee Coach at Durkan Fencing Academy 2014 – 2016
    • Fencing Coach at Espada Training Center 2010 – 2014
    • Head Coach, Boys’ Varsity Fencing at Livingston High School 2011 – 2015
    • Assistant Coach at Montclair Kimberley Academy 2010 – 2011
    • Assistant Coach at Don Bosco Preparatory High School 2010 – 2011

Heriberto Gonzalez – Foil

  • 1979 Pan American Foil Champion
  • 1980 Cuban Olympic Foil Team
  • 1983 Senior World Championship Bronze Medalist in Men’s Foil Team
  • 1983 Bronze Medalist University Games Foil Individual

Evgeniya Kirpecheva – Foil

  • Russian junior national foil champion
  • Cadet World Cup Finalist 2007
  • NCAA Women’s Foil Champion 2012, bronze medalist 2010, 2011