Dunwoody Fencing Club

404 213-7517

735 West Crossville RoadRoswellGA 30075

Coach David Eichler 

Coach Eichler is a member of USA Fencing and certified by the United States Fencing Coaching Association.  He is the Head Coach of the Pope High School fencing team and served as Chief of Referees for the Georgia High School Fencing League.  He has also served as fight coordinator for drama productions at Pope High School. In addition to competing and coaching in numerous USA Fencing tournaments. Coach Eichler is experienced in stage combat and served two years as a member of the Bristol Renaissance Fair fight cast.

Coach John Stephens 

John Stephens joined Dunwoody Fencing Club's coaching staff in 2009.  Coach Stephens is a member of USA Fencing and certified by the United States Fencing Coaching Association, holding a Moniteur Certification.  He currently coaches the Pope High School and Fellowship Christian High School fencing teams. Coach Stephens has served as fencing instructor for the 2013 Summer Institute of the Gifted program, 2012 Georgia State fencing program and 2012-2012 Alpharetta High School Fencing Team.

Coach Matthew Cole

Matthew Cole is a graduate of Washington University, and a coach at Dunwoody Fencing Club.  Cole is a member of USA Fencing and is certified to teach fencing by the United States Fencing Coaches Association. Coach Cole is Chief of Referees for the Georgia High School Fencing League and serves on the GHSFL Board of Directors. Coach Cole is past Chairman of the Georgia Division of USA Fencing. Coach Cole competes successfully in local, regional and national level tournaments.

Head Coach Kathy Vail

Kathy Vail, Head Coach and owner of Dunwoody Fencing Club, is a professional epee coach certified by the United States Fencing Coaches Association and by USA Fencing.  Coach Vail completed her training at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.  She serves as USA Fencing's Regional Coordinator for the Southeastern US.  She is Chairman of the USA Fencing Scholastic/Collegiate Task Force.  Coach Vail is the co-founder and current Vice-Chairman of the Georgia High School Fencing League.  She is past Chairman of the Georgia Division of USA Fencing and was nominated for Developmental Coach of the Year in 2011.  Fencers trained by Coach Vail have earned medals in local, regional, national and international competition.  She has also trained fencers who have earned college scholarships and compete in NCAA Division I programs.

Coach Richard Shaw 

Richard Shaw is a founding member of Dunwoody Fencing Club, and a coach at Dunwoody Fencing Club.  Coach Shaw is a member of USA Fencing and certified by the United States Fencing Coaching Association.  He is Head Coach for Cambridge High School and Duluth High School Fencing Teams and holds the coaching record for most Championship wins in the GHSFL.  Coach Shaw has trained with and competed against Olympians, World Champions and National Champions.  Coach Shaw has competed in local, regional and national competitions and is 4 time Georgia State Champion in the Veterans Division.