Alexander Kaeding '09: Head Coach


Weapons: Epee, Foil, Sabre

Alex Kaeding has been coaching at Lawrence since 2009 and took over the head coaching position in 2014. A USFCA certified instructor and a former USFA A-rated fencer with more than 15 years of experience, Kaeding has re-engineered the fencing program at Lawrence to meet the highest current standards of physical and psychological achievement. Kaeding is a strong believer in the student-athlete paradigm and is proud to host a team that can boast great achievements on and off the strip. Kaeding's team responsibilities are the general administration of day-to-day activities, including practice schedules and managing conditioning routines. Kaeding also heads up recruitment for the team.

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Steve Amich: Assistant Coach, Armorer

Weapon: Epee

Steve Amich has been coaching at Lawrence since 1986 and served as the head coach until 2014. During his tenure at Lawrence, Amich has coached an NCAA champion in men's epee, and sent several student-athletes to the NCAA Championships. In addition to being a USFA C-rated fencer, Amich is the team armorer.

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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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