Coach Mark started fencing at Michigan State University in 1975 and earned 3 varsity letters.  He was a Big Ten medalist, NCAA finalist and competed at all levels from local tournaments, to representing the US in international competition as a member of the US Military Fencing Team (Air Force-retired 2006). 

Coach Mark has studied under 2 fencing masters and is the owner and head coach of Eagle Fencing Academy.  Previously he was the head coach of another club and an assistant coach at 7 fencing clubs across the United States.  He is a life member of the United States Fencing Coaches Association (USFCA) and is USFCA certified to teach all three weapons.

He has trained fencers of all levels, from beginner level fencers to national and international acclaimed competitors.  He has been the coach for several divisional champions as well as national champions in both foil and epee. 

 

Students include:

 

National Champions in both foil and epee

 Numerous fencers in the Junior Olympics and National Championships

  Multiple Divisional Champions in all three weapons

 Numerous fencers to achieve national rankings

College and NCAA fencing scholarship recipients

  International fencers from four countries (Australia, France, Hungary, Singapore)

 

Experience Includes:

 

40+ years of fencing experience

Team Captain - Michigan State           University 

Big Ten Medalist 

NCAA Finalist

Divisional Champion in Foil & Epee

Regional finalist in foil

Division II Epee - top 16.

USA Representative in both Foil and Saber at the 1995 World Military Games in Rome, Italy

 

25+ years coaching experience at all levels (local to international)

 

Awarded Moniteur d’ Armes from the Academie d’Armes Internationale (the International Academy of Arms) the world organization of national fencing coaches associations

United States Fencing Coaches Association certified: Foil, Epee and Saber

On the National Coaches Registry for the American Sports Education Program

 

Privately studied under 2 internationally accredited Fencing Masters

 

Professional Member of USA Fencing; SafeSport certified

 

Member of the National Association of Sports Officials

Coach Mark is a life member of the United States Fencing Coaches Association

Eagle Fencing Academy is a

Proud Member Club of USA Fencing 

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Arianna Grainey

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