NEW YORK - Columbia has hired Seoung Woo Lee as a new foil/epee fencing coach to join head coach Michael Aufrichtig's staff. Formerly the head coach of the Korean National Senior Women's Foil team, Lee has extensive coaching experience with junior and cadet foil and epee students.
Lee was most recently a coach at the Fencers Club and Peter Westbrook Foundation in New York City. Coaching epee and foil, he has coached a number of Olympic medalists and World champions. Prior to coaching in New York, Lee coached in his native South Korea and led the Korean National Women's Foil team from 2005-06.
From 1998-2004, Lee coached foil and epee at the Paris University Club in France. While in France, Lee received a Master's diploma from the rigorous and demanding program of the National Masters Fencing Academy of France, in foil epee and sabre. He also holds diplomas from both the Korean National Sport University and the Korean National Masters Fencing Academy.
Fluent in Korean, English and French, Lee resides in northern New Jersey.