Maestro Stawicki and Our Coaches

Leslaw J. Stawicki

Maestro Stawicki is the former Head Coach of the Ukrainian Saber Team and served as the Head Coach of the Polish National and Olympic Teams from 1972-1990. Born in Lvov, Poland, Maestro has received many prestigious titles, including “Eminent Coach of the Republic” from the Academy of Physical Education and Sport in Poland.

Maestro Stawicki

Some of his students include:

  • Maestro Ed Korfanty, Coach of 2 time Olympic Gold Medalist Mariel Zagunis
  • Serge Prichodko 1970 World Champion
  • Victor Sidiak, 1972 Olympic Gold Medalist, Munich
  • Ludomir Chronowsi, 1980 Olympic Silver Medalist, Moscow
  • Janusz Olech, 1988 Olympic Silver Medalist, Seoul
  • Terri Cecil-Ramsey, 4th in Epee at the Atlanta Paralympics, 1996

In 1992, Maestro accepted an invitation to create and develop a world-class, international fencing center in Louisville, KY. Seventeen athletes from the Louisville Fencing Center have become National Champions in Youth, Cadet, Veteran and Wheelchair fencing. Currently, Maestro is the USA Head Coach for Olympic Wheelchair fencing and continues to develop and inspire the next generation of competitive fencers.