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Coaches & Staff

Andrey Geva

Head Coach / Managing Director

Team USA National & Olympic Coach

30 years of coaching experience

 

  • 2016 Rio Olympic Coach for Team USA
  • 2013-Present US Women’s Epee National Team Coach
  • 2006 USFA Developmental Coach of the Year
  • 2004-Present Alliance Fencing Academy, Head Coach / Managing Director
  • 2003-2004 Chairman of the Gulf Coast Division (US Fencing Association)
  • 2001-2003 Salle Mauro Fencing Academy, head epée coach
  • 1999-2001 Bayou City Fencing Academy, head epée coach

Under Coach Geva’sleadership Alliance has developed over 30 international champions, medalists, and finalists, over 30 US national champions, and over 50 “A” rated fencers

1989-1999, Jerusalem, Israel

  • 1993-1999 Senior Coach, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
  • 1994-1999 Israeli National Team Coach
  • 1998 Wingate Sport Institute School of Coaching, Natanya, Israel
  • 1998 Inducted in the Cosell Sports Hall of Fame, Jerusalem, Israel
  • 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993 Israeli National Fencing Champion
  • 1990-1994 Participant in many world competitions

Developed 6 Israeli National Champions, multiple Junior World Cup champions and finalists, and a Cadet World Championship bronze medalist.

1981-1989, Leningrad, USSR (St. Petersburg, Russia)

  • Leningrad Fencing Team and USSR National Fencing Teams
  • Winner of several regional and national fencing championships
  • 1982 Recipient of the “Master of Sports of USSR” rank



email:

713-410-6655

 

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Sergey Danilov

Epee Coach

Team USA Designated Coach for Cadet & Junior International Tournaments 

Shop Manager – Arsenal Fencing Gear

14 years of coaching experience

 

2010-Present, Houston

  • Alliance Fencing Academy, Epee Coach, Shop Manager

2007-2010, Columbus, Oh

  • Fencing Alliance of Ohio, Youth Epee Coach

1997-2007, St. Petersburg, Russia

  • 2004-2006 Youth Fencing Club, Head Coach
  • 1999-2005 National University of Physical Education, St. Petersburg, Russia,
    MD in sports and physical education
  • 2002 Senior Team National Vice Champion
  • 1999 Recipient of the “Master of Sports of Russia” rank
  • 1999 Junior National Vice Champion
  • 1997 Cadet National Champion
  • Participated in numerous international events and World cups



email:

713-410-6655


Natalie Dostert

Epee Coach

Youth Coach

8 years of coaching experience

 

2015-Present, Houston, Texas

2010-2015, Bonn, Germany

  • 2013 – 2015 Head Coach Epee- Olympic Fencing Club Bonn
  • 2014 German Fencing Federation: A-Coaching License-Fencing
  • 2011-2013 Boardingschool Bonn– Elite School of the Sport
  • 2010 – 2013 Assistant Youth Coach – Olympic Fencing Club Bonn



email:

713-410-6655


Dorian Jimenez

Epee Coach

Youth Coach

8 years of coaching experience

 

2016-Present, Houston, Texas

  • Alliance Fencing Academy, Epee Coach, Armorer

1996-2016, Villa Clara, Cuba

  • 2000-2005 Head Epee Coach – province of Villa Clara, Cuba
  • 2004 Fencing School Professor – “Manuel Fajardo”, Villa Clara, Cuba
  • 2000 Junior World Cup – 5th place
  • 1996 Junior National Champion



email:

713-410-6655


Suzette Wheeler

Epee Assistant Coach

Homeschool Coordinator

 

1999-Present, The Woodlands, Texas

2007 Summer National Championships Finalist

  • Started taking fencing lessons in 1999 from Andrey Geva
  • Participated in numerous North American Cup and US National tournaments



email:

713-410-6655


Bethlehem Witte

Epee Assistant Coach

Youth Coach

 

2001-Present, The Woodlands, Texas

8 Medals at US National Championships and North American Cup Tournaments
9 Years of Coaching Experience

  • Started taking fencing classes in 2001 from Andrey Geva and Bill Trapani
  • Participated in numerous North American Cup and US National tournaments
  • Participated in 2004 Junior World Cup in Louisville, KY



email:

713-410-6655



Natasha Geva

Accountant

 

2004-Present, Houston, Texas

  • Accountant at Alliance Fencing Academy
  • Advertizing, Media, and PR Coordinator



email:

713-515-3905


Sarah Thow

Office Manager

 

2015-Present, The Woodlands, Texas

  • Scheduling at Alliance Fencing Academy
  • Advertizing, Media, and PR Coordinator


email:

713-410-6655

Camille Simmons

Photographer

 

2008-Present, Houston, Texas

  • US Cadet National Finalist
  • US Youth National Medalist
  • Photographer



email:

713-410-6655

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