Gherman Stone – Head Coach
Coach Gherman started fencing in 1975 in Odessa, Ukraine. He has been a saber coach for many years
with last 6 years at WCFA. Coach Gherman is passionate about fencing and his love of fencing radiates to
his students through their competition success with Gold medals and many top 8 finishes in Y10, Y12
and Y14 at regional, sectional, and national fencing events, including US National Fencing
As a successful fencer, he earned many top finishes in Junior, collegiate (NCAA), senior US National
Championships and North American Cups (NAC) events. He participated in both 1989 and 1991 Olympic
Festivals as a member of the Olympic Squad (top 20 in the nation).
He graduated from California State University, Northridge, where he was a member of the saber fencing
team that won Southern California and Western Region Collegiate Championships.