Steve Amich: Head Coach, Armorer

Weapon: Epee

Steve Amich has been coaching at Lawrence since 1986 and returns as the head coach for the 2015-16 season. Amich became the head coach when Lawrence Hall of Famer Mary Poulson retired in 1993. Amich then served as the head coach through the 2013-14 season before handing the reins to Alex Kaeding for the 2014-15 campaign. During Amich’s tenure, Lawrence won a national championship when Mike Gattnar took the NCAA epee title in 1995. Amich also coached Jeff Peyton, who is the only four-time NCAA Championships qualifier (1998-2001) in Lawrence history, and has sent a total of eight fencers to the national meet. In addition to being a USFA C-rated (and former B-rated) fencer, Amich is the team armorer and is responsible for practices, conditioning and recruitment.

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Frederick Breslow '11: Assistant Coach, Alumni Liaison

Weapons: Sabre, Epee

A four-year letterwinner for the Lawrence sabre squad, Frederick Breslow has coached sabre since January 2012. Breslow is a strong advocate for physical wellness as a foundation for strong fencing and has been prominent in the development of the team’s physical training program. Breslow is currently a USFA B rated sabre fencer and serves as the alumni liaison for the fencing program.

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Peter Glick: Assistant Coach, Faculty Liaison

Weapon: Sabre

Peter Glick took up fencing while earning his undergraduate degree from Oberlin College and continued fencing while earning his doctorate at the University of Minnesota. A professor of psychology at Lawrence, Glick is a strong advocate of the intellectual side of fencing and is always eager to share his experience with the team. In addition to coaching sabre, Glick is the faculty liaison for the fencing team.

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