Coaches

coach young - finalHead Coach Young Chan Lee is a former coach of the Korean National Modern Pentathlon Team.  Coach Young was awarded the Order of Sports Merit (Presidential Medal) by the Korean president, Lee Myung-Bak in 2009 for distinguished service in sports, in teaching physical education, and promotion and development of physical education and sports.  As an expert in épée fencing, Coach Young was named the Coach of the Year in 2002 and 2004 by the Korean Olympic Committee.  As a fourteen year veteran of the South Korean National Team, he has won 31 gold, 13 silver and 15 bronze medals in numerous international competitions including the gold medal in individual and team competition at the Modern Pentathlon World Games in Tokyo, Japan in 1995.  He is certified as an Olympic judge by the Union International De Pentathlon Moderne.  His training includes Bachelor and Master degrees in sports education from the Korean National Sports University.  He was trained by the coach of the Hungarian National Fencing Team in Hungary in 1990.

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Coach HyunCoach Hyun, the Korea Championship gold medalist in epee and foil, has won a lot of national competitions in Korea. During high school, she won gold medals in the team event of the Korea National Fencing Tournament.  She also led the Daejun City Fencing Team to victory in the Korea National Championship.  Prior to joining Penta Olympic Fencing Club, Coach Hyun coached the Daejun Girls High School Fencing Team in Korea.

Coach Jun Liang-Smith, world-class fencer possesses national and international experiences as a foilist, coach and referee.  She is a two-time Olympian, competing on the 1992 and 1996 Chinese women’s foil teams.  Ms. Liang-Smith is also a five-time Chinese National Champion and has also won two gold medals at the Asian Games and a bronze medal at the World Cup in Marseilles, France.  As a coaching assistant at Penn State University (1998 – 2002), Ms. Liang-Smith was a major contributor in guiding the Men’s and Women’s Fencing teams to four NCAA Championships.  Even though Ms. Liang-Smith has retired from competitive fencing, she picked up her foil once again and fenced on the Olde Town Fencing Club’s Women’s Foil Team in the Summer Nationals in 2013.  She proved her competitiveness by leading the team in bringing home the gold medal.