Coaches

Forrest MacDougall

Head Coach & Owner

Forrest MacDougall has been involved in the sport of fencing for over 2 decades, having started when he was only 8 years old. He is a professionally accredited coach, holding the title “Prévôt de Fleuret”, certified by the United States Fencing Coaches Association, and Acadamie Internationale d'Armes. Forrest's students frequently medal locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally. Having shown successful results with his own students, Forrest was appointed as the designated National Coach for the USA Cadet/Junior teams at various World Cups. He has served as the National Coach for the Cadet/Junior Pan American Championships twice (2018 Costa Rica & 2020 El Salvador), where he led the American foil squads to a total of 18 medals, 9 of which were gold. As a competitor, Forrest was one of the top fencers in the country. He medaled many times at North American Cups & National Championships. He also competed at Senior World Cups & Grand Prix events while representing Team USA. Coach MacDougall is also a highly rated referee in the United States. He has refereed finals at various levels of national & international events representing Team USA.
Brendan Meyers has been involved in the sport of fencing for over 20 years. Between the years 1998-2005 he was ranked 1st nationally in all age groups youth 10, 12, 14, cadet (16 and under) and Junior (20 and under). As well as ranked 4th nationally on the senior standings. As a competitor, he earned a bronze medal at the 2002 Cadet World Championships, and another bronze at the 2004 Junior World Championships. Brendan also has a proven track record as a coach. He was the head coach of the Horrace Mann HS fencing team that went 9-1 under his guidance. He also coached at Brooklyn Bridge Fencing Club, working with Olympians (R. Imboden) and world champions (S. Moellis).