COLUMBUS, Ohio – Head coach Donald Anthony Jr. and associate head coach Katarzyna Dabrowa of the Ohio State fencing program have been honored as the Central Collegiate Fencing Conference Men’s Team Coach of the Year and Men’s Team Assistant Coach of the Year, respectively, the CCFC announced.
This is Anthony’s second consecutive men’s team coach of the year honor.
The duo led the Buckeye men to a 27-6 season record and Ohio State captured fifth place at the NCAA team championships. At the CCFC Championships, the Buckeye men won the team trophy, along with the men’s foil, epee and sabre squad titles.
Ohio State qualified the maximum six men to the NCAA Championships, with freshman Gabriel Feinberg capturing the men’s epee NCAA crown.
During the season, Dabrowa, the primary weapon coach for the Ohio State epee squad, helped four Buckeye epeeists place in the Top 20 of the NCAA FSF rankings. Beyond NCAA fencing, she helped coach epee squad members to high standing within USA Fencing, including members of the Junior National Team, Junior National Travel Squad and Senior National Travel Squad.