COLUMBUS, Ohio – Vladimir Nazlymov, head coach of the national runner-up Ohio State fencing team, was named the Varsity Coach of the Year by the Midwest Fencing Conference on Tuesday.
Nazlymov, who completed his 17th season as the head coach of Ohio State’s fencing team, led the Buckeyes to a second place finish at the 2016 NCAA Championships. The team finished seven points behind the national champion Columbia University. The team’s performance was highlighted by individual champions Eleanor Harvey in women’s foil and Maximilien Chastanet in men’s foil, as well as nine All-American honors.
The award was voted on by 23 members of the Midwest Fencing Conference, both varsity and club. “These awards are recognition of the highest praise awarded to the coaches and teams by their peers,” Midwest Fencing Conference commissioner, Todd Dressell said.
Ohio State hosted this year’s Midwest Fencing Conference Championships, claiming first place after totaling 1,590 points. The Buckeyes were the only team to place on the top three of every weapon category, earning 15 individual medals and four team trophies.
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