May 31, 2016

Sergei Gritsaev USAFC Head Coach


Master of Sport USSR.

Sergei has more than 15 years of experience as a fencer and 35 years of experience as a coach. As a competitive fencer, Sergei won the Ukrainian and USSR national championships multiple times and was a member of a National fencing team. As a coach his students won countless medals National and International Competitions.

In May 2001, Sergei came to United States and continued his fencing work as Head coach at Salt Lake Fencing Club, now known as Utah Swords Academy. During his work in the United States, Sergei prepared many nationally recognized students and medalists at NAC and National Championships.

Sergei is the most credentialed coach who work with fencers in the state of Utah

He graduated from Lvov National University of Education and Sports and has earned the Masters degree in both Physical Education and Fencing.

National Ranked Referee in all three weapons.

International FIE Referee (Foil, Sabre).