Kenny Nopens

Head Coach
Kenny began fencing while a student at Central Washington University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. As he was looking for ways to better his own fencing skills and understanding, he attended Coaches College in Colorado Springs at the Olympic Training Center. After a few sessions, he became focused on learning all he could about the sport and how to help others. With a move to Utah in 2002 he continued to fence and taught at local clubs and community centers.

In 2005 he started Schoolhouse Fencing. Three Schoolhouse Fencers have fenced on World Championship teams, with Dylan Nollner finishing 10th in the world in 2012 and Tatijana Stewart taking the silver individual and gold team medal in 2016. Kenny is proud of the students that he has coached and proud of the adults that they grow to become. Schoolhouse students have fenced at  an NCAA level for Duke University, Princeton University, the United States Air Force Academy, the United States Naval Academy and the University of California San Diego.