Marcos Lucchetti Hired as Associate Head Coach

Jan. 26, 2015

Marcos Lucchetti was named associate head coach of the Ohio State fencing team, head coach Vladimir Nazlymov announced this past week. Lucchetti was an assistant coach at Princeton University from 2004-06 and helped guide 14 Tiger fencers to NCAA appearances and five All-America honors, while also serving as head coach of Lucchetti Fencing USA for the past 11 years.

 “I’ve known Marcos for almost 25 years and I’m really excited about the experience he brings to our coaching staff,” Nazlymov said. “I can already tell our student-athletes are happy to have him on our side. He’s an emotional coach and adds toughness to our team.”

 Since 2004, Lucchetti has run Lucchetti Fencing USA, LLC, based out of Princeton, N.J. This program trained in all three weapon-classes in age ranges from youth, cadet, junior and senior, competing nationally and internationally. During this time, Lucchetti held two university coaching positions.
“It’s a great honor to now be coaching alongside with my friend and my mentor,” said Lucchetti, “My main goal is to help get this team ready to compete for a title at the 2015 NCAA Championships in two months and I’m excited for the opportunity.”
Most recently, Luchhetti was head coach for the men’s program at Stevens Institute of Technology from 2010-2012. The Division III school, based out of Hoboken, N.J., competes in the MACFA Conference. Prior to that, Lucchetti coached at Princeton University for three seasons.
Lucchetti also has a wealth of experience at the international level. He was head coach of the Argentine National Fencing Team from 1988-1990, and the Peruvian National Fencing Team from 1985-1988.

 As a competitor, Lucchetti was a member of the Argentine National Fencing Team from 1979-1985. During his tenure, he competed at the 1983 Pan American Games in Caracas, Venezuela, 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow, Russia, and the 1979 World Championships in Melbourne, Australia.

“I just arrived to campus recently but it’s clear to me this team is talented and ready to work hard,” Lucchetti said. “Ohio State has one of the top fencing programs in the nation and it’s just an honor to be a part of that.”

The Buckeyes continue its 2015 schedule this weekend at the Northwestern Duals in Evanston, Ill.

More notes on Lucchetti:

As a coach,
o   Gold medal women’s foil at Youth Olympic Games (China, 2014)
o   National coach senior world championships (Russia, 2014)
o   Silver medal cade men’s foil at junior world championships (Bulgaria, 2014)
o   Junior world championships national coach (2003-2005, 2012-2013)
o   Gold medal junior men’s sabre Pan American Championships (Venezuela, 2012)
o   Gold medal Cadet men’s sabre Pan American Championships (Guatemala, 2014)
o   Numerous medals at World Cups (1992-2014)
o   Several medals and top-8 finishes at all three weapons in all divisions and age groups (1990-present)

As a competitor
o   Member of the Argentine National Fencing Team (1979-1985)
o   Pan American Games (Venezuela, 1983)
o   Olympic Games (Russia, 1980)
o   World Championships (Australia, 1979)