Jed Dupree joined the Harvard fencing staff as assistant coach prior to the 2013-14 season.
In his first season with the Crimson, Dupree helped the Harvard women earn its fourth individual national champion title as freshman Adrienne Jarocki won the sabre. The Crimson combined for 10 All-America accolades, the most in program history. At the Ivy League Round-Robins, the men's squad earned its second straight Ancient Eight title and fourth overall, while 11 Harvard fencers picked up All-Ivy honors including Jarocki who was named Most Oustanding Performer and Most Oustanding Rookie. Both Crimson squads captured the Beanpot title for the seventh consecutive season.
Harvard continued its success in his second season, as six Crimson fencers earned All-America status. The men's squad won a share of its third-consecutive Ivy championship, ending the season with a 14-3 overall record. The women placed second at the Ivies, and finished at 14-5-1. Sophomore Adrienne Jarocki and freshman Eli Dershwitz finished in third-place at the NCAA Championships, and the Crimson teams captured the Beanpot for the eighth-straight year.
Dupree came to Cambridge after working as the head foil coach at Empire United Fencing where he coached numerous elite fencers who earned places on cadet, junior and senior national teams and represented the U.S. at the national and international levels. During his tenure, he coached the U.S. Men’s Foil team to back-to back junior world championship gold medals in 2011 and 2012, served as the men’s foil coach at the 2012 Olympic Games and was at the helm of the 2013 U.S. Senior National Team’s silver medal performance at the Spain World Cup.
Included among the elite athletes trained by Dupree is Race Imboden who ranks fourth in the world in the foil, earned national champion status in 2011 and competed in the 2012 London Games, along with Brian Kaneshige, the 2010 junior national champion and 2009 national champion.
Dupree has also built an extensive resume as a competitor. A seven-time member of the U.S. National Team he competed in the 2004 Athens Games and became the men’s foil national champion in 2001 and 2005, respectively.
A 2001 graduate of Columbia, he fenced his way to the NCAA men’s foil individual championship as a senior and was the recipient of the Connie S. Manniaty Award as the most outstanding student-athlete.