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Coaches & Staff

Andrey Geva

Owner, Head Coach (epee, saber, foil)
Epee Coach

 

1999-Present

2016 Rio Olympic Coach for Team USA
US Women’s Epee National Team Coach
2006 USFA Developmental Coach of the Year
Under Coach Geva leadership Alliance developed over 30 international champions, medalists, and finalists, over 
30 US national champions, and over 50 “A” rated fencers 

  • 2004-Present Alliance Fencing Academy, head coach and owner
  • 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

1989-1999, Jerusalem, Israel

Israeli National Team Member
Israeli National Team Coach
Developed 6 Israeli National Champions

  • 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

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 USSR “Master of Sports” award



email:

713-410-6655

 

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Sergey Danilov

Epee Coach
Shop Manager

 

2010-Present, Houston, Texas

  • Alliance Fencing Academy, epee coach

2007-2010, Columbus, Ohio

  • Fencing Alliance of Ohio, Youth epee coach

1997-2007, St. Petersburg, Russia

Russian Cadet / Junior National Team member

  • Youth Fencing Club, Head Coach
  • 1999 Recipient of Master of Sport of Russia
  • 1999-2005 National University of Physical Education, St. Petersburg, Russia,
    MD in sports and physical education
  • 1997 Russian National Champion/cadets
  • 1999 Russian National Championships/juniors, silver medal
  • 2002 Russian National Championships/seniors, silver medal
  • Participated in numerous international events and world cups



email:

713-410-6655


Natalie Dostert

Epee Coach
Youth Coach

 

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


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:

832-661-3267

Brian Toffelmire

Receptionist

 

2015-Present, Houston, Texas


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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