ALEX ZURABISHVILI, NYFA-W HEAD COACH

Alex Zurabishvili New York Fencing Academy-Westchester CoachAlex Zurabishvili began fencing at age 11 in his native country of Georgia.  As a member of the Georgian National Fencing Team, he became a three-time National Epee Champion.

In 1997, Alex graduated from Georgia University of Physical Education and Sport with a degree in Physical Education and Coaching/Fencing. He began his fencing coach career at the National Fencing Center in Tbilisi.

With over 20 years of experience as epee coach, Alex has trained all levels of students at clubs in Westchester, Brooklyn, and Manhattan, and has developed several members of the US World Championship fencing team. As Designated Coach for the US National Junior Men’s and Women’s Epee Teams in 2017 and 2018, he led three of his four teams to gold medals in their respective competitions at the World Cup in San Juan, Puerto Rico and at the Pan American Championship in Costa Rica.

NYFA-Westchester in Port Chester, NYIn addition to coaching at New York Fencing Academy, Alex is epee coach at Columbia University and at the New York Athletic Club.

Alex joins New York Fencing Academy as head coach of NYFA-Westchester.

NOTABLE STUDENTS

  • Teddy Lombardo – Columbia Fencing Team; US Junior World Championship Team, Verona, Italy 2018
  • Ariana Mangano – Columbia Fencing Team; US Junior World Championship Team, Verona, Italy 2018
  • Christina Watrall – North American Cup Champion, Richmond, Virginia 2021