Director - Head Foil Coach
Academy director Jim Roberts has been fencing for nearly a decade in the tristate area. He was a three-time state champion at North Haven High School before moving on to fence Division 1 at Sacred Heart University. In college he captained the men's team for three years and lead the Pioneers to back-to-back NFC Championships in 2010 and 2011. Jim Was named the head coach of the Warde and Ludlowe Fairfield combined high school fencing team in 2012. Since that time he has coached 6 individual State Champions, 24 All State Team Members, two Squad Championships, and one Team Championship. At the high school state championships this year both Men's and Women's Foil events were won by FFA students. His student's have gone past high school career to compete for numerous college teams.
Coach Roberts, "I have done many sports, but no sport is as challenging and rewarding as fencing. Competing all my life and now watching my athletes train and compete themselves is more rewarding than even my greatest results"