Fencers School of Connecticut
Coach Matthew Catino has dedicated his life to fencing and has been coaching in the area since 2001. He achieved elite national rankings in the Junior and Senior USA Fencing national point standings, holding an A rating for over a decade. He won a gold medal at the USA Olympic Trials as a member of the Metropolis Men's Foil Team in Austin, TX in 2001.
Coach Matthew is a professional member of USA Fencing and owner of Fencers School of CT. He served as the head coach of the Guilford High School Fencing Team from 2001 - 2007, and was awarded the Guilford Sideliner's Coach of the Year in 2006.
Coach Matthew has developed three fencers from U to A ratings, and his students have gone on to fence for Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Duke University, Johns Hopkins University, New York University, Pennsylvania State University, St. John's University, Tufts University, University of North Carolina, Vassar and Yale University.
Coach Dorian is a frequent guest coach, organizing many clinics and classes at Fencers School of CT since 2011. He achieved elite national rankings in the Cadet, Junior, and Senior USA Fencing national point standings. He has earned multiple medals at North American Cups, Junior Olympics and National Championships, most recently a bronze medal in the Division I Men's Foil event at the October NAC 2015.
Coach Dorian qualified for NCAA Championships all four years while at Duke University, and was a three-time All-American in 2008, 2010 and 2011. He was awarded the CoSIDA Academic All-American and Male Student Athlete of the Year in 2011, and graduated with Distinction from Duke University with a BS in Evolutionary Anthropology.
Coach Dorian is currently enrolled at Stony Brook University, and will be applying to medical school in the Fall.