OUR COACHES

Jason Sheridan

Sheridan Fencing Academy founder Jason Sheridan is the first American-born coach in history to train a World Champion in sabre. He has developed many of the top fencers in the US, including the 2016 & 2014 NCAA Champion, 2013 Junior World Champion and silver medalist, and the 2012 Junior Olympic Champion. 

Jason is also the only American to complete the prestigious fencing masters program at the Academy of Physical Education in Katowice, Poland. He spent several years there training and studying with coaching legend Zbigniew Czajkowski, helping him write several books and papers on fencing and coaching. 

Click the Competition Results link in the About menu for some examples of what Jason's students have achieved.

 

Laura Decker

Laura Decker is one of the top fencing referees in the country, regularly officiating at the highest levels of national and international competition. Laura graduated from Caltech, where she was the first female fencer to qualify for the NCAA Championships. Along with coaching and refereeing, Laura continues to compete nationally in sabre and is a former North American Cup winner.

 

LOUIS MONTORIO

Louis Montorio is currently one of the top ranked veteran saber fencers in the country and continues to compete and win medals on the national veterans circuit. Louis is a regular North American Cup medalist and the winner the 2015 Tri-State Veterans Cup.

 

Mihail Etropolski

Mihail has been coaching fencers for over 10 years, working with beginners to National finalists. As a competitor, he has represented the US at numerous World Cups and at the 2010 Pan American Championships. Mihail is part of an impressive fencing legacy: his father is the 1983 World Champion and his uncle, the 1985 silver medalist.