Coach Outwin: Salle Marquis de Lafayette was founded by Coach Tom Outwin in 2012. Tom has been involved with sport fencing since 1967 and participated in competitive fencing at the National and International levels in the late 70’s and early 80’s. He has served with distinction as a Prevot d’Arms at Salle Sebastiani in Houston, Texas and at the Erste Fechtunion in Vienna Austria.
From 2011 to 2014 Tom served as Head Coach at Mendham High School, a school that continues to figure prominently in local District and State Competitions. He was lauded as the New Jersey Scholastic Coaches Association Coach of the Year in 2012
Coach DeRose: Dayn commenced his coaching career as Head Coach for Millburn High School where he developed the Boys’ Varsity Fencing Team to State Championship level within 5 years. Millburn captured its first state Epee championship in 1989 and produced a number of national level fencers in the under 20 age division, notably 1996 Olympian and Pan – Am champion Tamir Bloom.
Moving on to become Head Coach at Drew University, Dayn re-founded the Women’s team in 1997, and then enjoyed a 16 year streak of winning Seasons for both Men’s & Women’s teams, including 4 Middle Atlantic Collegiate Fencing Association (MACFA) 3-Weapon 1st place teams, 6 straight Eastern Women’s Fencing Conference (EWFC) Championships 1st Place Teams and numerous Medal winning 3-Weapon, Foil, Sabre and Epee team placements in the National Intercollegiate Women’s Fencing Association (NIWFA) After retiring from Drew in 2015, Dayn continued instructing Sabre at Lafayette College for 2 years.
Dayn was the recipient of the “Coach of the Year” award from MACFA, in 2000, and also from the EWFC, for several years in a row. He is a member of the MACFA Executive Committee.