From Fencing dad to assistant coach, Coach John has been actively involved in his daughter's fencing career since she started fencing at age 9. As former military and a 2-time National Champion in the Military Land Navigation Running Game, it wasn't hard for coach John to get into the sport himself. To help with his own daughter's fencing, coach John went through US Fencing Coach Association's training and got himself certified as an Assistant Moniteur. He started helping out in class last season, and found it rewarding working with young fencers and transitioning them to the next level. Coach John is responsible for physical training, footwork, and the beginners classes.