Coach Greg Spahr

Fencing Coaching

Assistant Coach for epee, Bowling Green State University, 1978.

Fencing Instructor, Athenaeum Turners, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1981-1984.

Assisted with fencing classes, Indiana University, 1984-1986.

Developed advanced fencing class.

Coach, Goucher College Fencing Club, Baltimore, MD, 1988-1994.

Taught beginning fencing and developed advanced fencing class.

Co-chair for an NCAA regional.

Coach, Johns Hopkins University Women’s Fencing team, Baltimore, MD, 1994-1997.

During that time: 2 University Athletic Association epee squad titles

1 National Intercollegiate Women’s Fencing Association (NIWFA)

Epee squad National Championship, 1997.

2 NIWFA Christmas Invitational Individual Epee titles

1 NIWFA Individual Epee national championship, 1997.

(All of the NIWFA titles were the first time they had been won by

a Division III institution)

UAA Women’s Fencing Coach of the year 1997.

Held 1st Collegiate Women’s saber event, 1997 UAA championships.

Head Coach, Cape Fear Fencing Association, Wilmington, NC, 2007 – present.                                                                                                       CFFA twice named a “Best Fencing Club”  by National Fencing Club Rankings.  2015  for epee.  2016 for epee and sabre, one of fewer than 50 clubs across the country to be named for more than one weapon.

Student achievements:

Bronze Medal, Vet 70+ Women’s epee World Championships,  and Gold Medal, Vet 70+ Women’s epee Team World Championships, 2017.

Qualifier to Vet 70+ Women’s epee World Championships. and Vet 70+ Women’s sabre World Championships, 2016.

Silver Medal, Vet 70+ women’s epee, Baltimore NAC, 2015.

Silver Medal, Vet 70+ women’s epee, National Championships, 2016.

Bronze Medal, Vet 70+ women’s sabre, National Championships, 2016.

Bronze Medal, Vet 70+ women’s epee, Richmond NAC, 2016.

Bronze medal, Vet 70+ women’s epee, Baltimore NAC, 2017.

5th Y-10 boys foil National Championships, 2010.

6th, Vet 70+ women’s sabre, Richmond NAC, 2016.

6th, Vet 70+ women’s sabre, Baltimore NAC, 2017.

7th Div. II epee, Richmond NAC, 2011.

8th Y-10 girl’s epee National Championship, 2015.

8th, Vet Combined men’s sabre, Baltimore NAC, 2017.

9th Women’s 60-69 Veteran’s epee, National Championship, 2014.

11th Women’s Division III epee, Summer Nationals, 2015.

Men’s High School (NCFL) individual champion, 2012.

Women’s High School, (NCFL) individual champion, 2010.

Boy’s elementary, (NCFL) individual champion, 2010.

Div. II Men’s epee Champion, NC division, 2011.

Div. II Men’s foil Champion, NC Division, 2016.

Women’s Foil Champion, Powerade State Games of North Carolina, 2014.

Physical Education Instructor, part time, University of North Carolina at Wilmington, 2008 to present.

United States Fencing Coaches Association, Awards Chair, 1997-2003.

Moniteur in all three weapons from the Academie Internationale d’Escrime.

Clinician for Northeast Pennsylvania Division and Chambersburg Fencing Club.

Personal Fencing Accomplishments

Member, Indiana State University team, 1976-1977.

Gold medals in state games in Pennsylvania, Maryland, North Carolina, and Washington, DC.

8th, Veteran’s Combined Foil National Championships, 1996.

Member, United States over-40 team that competed in Germany, 1996.

9th,  Div. III epee NAC, 1996.

16th,  Div. II National Championships, 1997.

Professional Organizations

Member USFA, Maryland Division Chair for a number of years.

Northeast Pennsylvania chair, 2006.

North Carolina chair, 2008-2009.

Member USFCA.        Awards Chair, 1997-2003.


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