Coaches' Backgrounds

Barbara Daniel is the founder and head coach of Damocles. She is nationally certified at Level 4 in foil & epee and has been coaching for over 35 years.

Ben Newling started fencing as a youth in England. He came to Fredericton to take a position in the Physics department at UNB and we have been fortunate to have Ben's coaching support primarily in our introductory foil programs for about 14 years.

Jeff Probert started fencing at Damocles in 2007. He was involved in the Provincial High Performance Program in sabre from 2011 to 2013 and was a member of the NB fencing team at the 2013 Canada Summer Games. He has gained coaching experience as an assistant coach during Damocles Day Camp programs from 2012 to 2014.

Zachary Roy started fencing at Damocles in 2008. He was involved in the Provincial High Performance Program from 2011 to 2013 and was assistant coach during this summer's Day Camps.

Willow Wilson has been training in epee at Damocles since 2010. She was involved in the Provincial High Performance Program from 2011 to 2014.

Patrick Bradley fenced at Damocles from 2005 to 2009, primarily in epee. After a break from fencing, Patrick returned in the past season and took part in a provincial coaching development workshop.