Andy Gearhart began his fencing career in 1983 at the Rochester Fencing Center under the instruction of Master Coach Buckie Leach. During his competitive career Andy focused on foil and found great success through his college career at Penn State. He still ranks in the top ten all-time career leaders for men’s foil fencers there. After college Andy turned his focus to coaching and his passion for the sport shines through when he coaches. His favorite aspect of coaching is as he says “when I see the light go off in my students eyes and know that they got it”. He looks forward to sharing his knowledge and working with anyone who wants to learn.
|Rochester Fencing Center||1991 – 1995|
|Penn State Coaching Asst. Varsity Team||1995 – 1996|
|Westside Fencing Center||1999 – 2001|
|Central PA Fencing||2002 – 2004|
|Boise Fencing Club||2006 – Present|
|PSU Varsity Fencing Team||1991 – 1995|
|World University Games||1993|
|U.S Olympic Festival||1991 – 1993, 1995|
|Senior National Team||1992 – 1993|
|Junior World Championships||1991 – 1992|
|Junior National Team||1992 – 1994|
|All American||1992 – 1995|
Buckie Leach, Master Coach and 2012 USA Fencing Hall of Fame Member Leach is one of the most successful foil coaches in U.S. fencing history. His students have won more international medals in women’s foil than any American coach or club combined. Leach was also a U.S. Olympic Coach in 1996, 2000 and 2004.