San Luis Highlanders Fencing Club
Meet Our Coaches
Highlanders' Head Coach, Eric has competed in all three weapons. A USFCA certified instructor since 1986, he has achieved the highest level in both Foil and Epee. Head coach of numerous teams, Eric served as the Head Coach for the Cal Poly Fencing Club for 20 years, successfully leading the team to numerous conference championships.
Ward is a foil coach at San Luis Highlanders and Cal Poly Fencing Clubs. Ward started fencing foil in 1978 at Cuesta College, under the instruction of Adele Frey and John Harris. He began coaching at Cuesta in 1983, and became interested in epee due to Eric McDonald. He has continued to fence and compete in both foil and epee since 1995.
Kyle started fencing in 2003 and began coaching at San Luis Highlanders and Cal Poly Fencing club in 2012. Still aserious competitor, Kyle is a Moniteur level coach in epee with the USFCA, and rated as a referee for both foil and epee.
Sean began fencing at Cal Poly in 1999. Saber is his preferred weapon. He is currently the Head Coach of the Cal Poly Fencing Club, part-time coach of San Luis Highlanders, and the professional toddler wrangler of the Graham household.
Contact Coach Eric
Eric McDonald, Head Coach