Greg Massialas (left), seen here coaching his son, Alex Massialas, was the 2020 winner of Olympic Coach of the Year. (Photo by #BizziTeam)
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Know a coach who skillfully supports each fencer's journey, helps grow the sport and makes a significant impact on the world of fencing every day?
Nominate that impressive individual for the USOPC's Coach of the Year Program.
Each year, the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee honors some of the best coaches in sports across eight categories:
To date, USA Fencing has had one coach selected across all categories. In 2020, Men's Foil National Coach Greg Massialas was named the USOPC's Olympic Coach of the Year.
Let's get another USA Fencing coach on the list!
The nomination process begins with the National Governing Body, or NGB. Each NGB can submit one coach per category.
To select the nominees we will submit to the USOPC, USA Fencing is asking for our community's input. Please review the categories above to consider who might be worthy of recognition.
Note that all accomplishments must have taken place between October 2021 and October 2022 and that nominees must be currently employed or in their first year of retirement.
Next, follow this link to submit your nomination. All submissions must be received by USA Fencing no later than Oct. 18. We will then review those submissions and send our final choices to the USOPC.
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