|Position:||Volunteer Assistant Coach|
|Alma Mater:||Centenary College of Louisiana|
Wesley McKinney was announced as a new addition to the Columbia Fencing staff in the fall of 2014. “I am excited to have Wesley as my Volunteer Coach,” stated Head Coach Mike Aufrichtig. “He has been around the sport a long time and brings a set of skills and mental attitude that we will be able to use to better our team.”
McKinney fencing carrer started at the New Orleans Fencing Club under gold-medalist Dr. Eugene Hamori. He has since competed at the Divisional, Sectional, National levels, as well as several World Cups in Epee.
McKinney began his coaching career at Aufrichtig's alma mater, Caddo Magnet High School in Shreveport, LA, when it was the largest high school program in the country. Since then he has coached at various clubs and schools, including Florida Atlanta University.
McKinney graduated from Centenary College of Louisiana in 1986 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics. While at Centenary, he was a co-captain on their volleyball team. Currently, McKinney is a self-employed fundraising and database consultant that works with numerous non-profits and is especially proud of the work he does with The Salvation Army.