Coach Alan Weber started fencing at the age of nine and was a competitive fencer for 20 years. He was a member of the US National Team from 1991-1996 and took 2nd place at the National Championships twice during those years. Alan has represented the United States at the Junior World Championships, the Senior World Championships, the World University Games, and the Pan American Games, where he won a Silver Medal. As a part of the National Team, Alan has had the opportunity to train at fencing centers around the world including Germany, France, Hungary, Spain, Cuba, and Argentina.
Alan also fenced collegiately at the University of Pennsylvania where he won both All-Ivy and All-American Honors. He was honored to win the NCAA Award for Excellence in Fencing at the 1991 NCAA Championships. In addition, Alan has a BA from the University of Pennsylvania in International Relations and a Master of Science from Hofstra University in Secondary Education. He has been teaching and coaching at Bethpage High School on Long Island. As a NY State certified teacher he has over 16 years of experience working with young people both on and off the strip and is glad to bring that experience to MFC.