COLUMBUS, Ohio – Donald Anthony Jr., head coach of the Ohio State fencing program, traveled to Chicago to participate in a roundtable with other African-American head coaches of Olympic sports from Big Ten schools. Part of BTN celebrates Black History Month, the group discussed a variety of topics about black history, culture, athletics and their personal stories and journey.
The features will run this month on the B1G Show on BTN, with the first segment set to air at 10 p.m. ET Thursday. More episodes on the Olympic sports will be released each Thursday in February.
Anthony, USA Fencing chairman and president, is in his second year at the helm of the Buckeye program. He is also vice president and an executive committee member of the International Fencing Federation.
An international sports executive who has been involved in the sport of fencing for more than 30 years, Anthony has focused on making the sport accessible to diverse populations.
The Buckeyes will begin postseason competition hosting the Midwest Fencing Conference Championships in French Field House in Columbus Feb. 22-23. Ohio State has claimed the last six conference titles.