Boris Vaksman
Boris  Vaksman

Hometown:
Odessa, Ukraine

Position:
Assistant Coach

Alma Mater:
Ukraine `83

01/27/2015

Recap: St. John's Invitational & NYU Invitational

Recap: St. John's Invitational & NYU Invitational

01/26/2012

St. John's Fencing: 2011-12 And Through The Years

A slideshow of the 2011-12 Red Storm fencing team and photos from throughout the program's rich history.

01/25/2012

Israelian and Tannous Recap Busy Weekened

Team Captain Marat Israelian and Alexandra Tannous recap this past weekend's St. John's and NYU Invitaionals.

03/27/2012

2012 NCAA Championships

St. John's placed fourth and Evgeniya Kirpicheva won an individual national title at the 2012 NCAA Championships.

03/03/2008

Red Storm Fencing Competes at Northeast Regionals

2008 Norheast Regional Championships

Boris Vaksman is set to begin his 11th season as an assistant coach for St. John's. Vaksman has served as the coach for the United States junior national epee team since 2006. In 2007, Vaksman helped the junior national team compete in the Junior World Championships in Turkey and made an appearance in the 2008 Championships in Italy.

With more than 25 years of fencing experience, Vaksman has brought a wealth of knowledge to the Red Storm. Originally from the Ukraine, Vaksman is a four-time national epee champion and a four-time Soviet Union Champion. Other championship titles he has won include award-winning performances at the Socialist Republics, Moscow World Cup and Talin World Cup.

During the mid-1980s, Vaksman made the shift to coaching. He served as coach of the Pentathlon team in the Ukraine beginning in 1986 before moving to New York City in 1989. After moving to the U.S., Vaksman took a coaching position with the Sal Bardak fencing club in New York. Currently, he splits his time between St. John's and as the epee coach for the New York Fencers Athletic Club and the U.S. National Junior Men's Epee team.

Vaksman graduated from Odessa Polytechnical University in 1983.

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