CAMBRIDGE, Mass.- Champion of a North American Cup in 2015, Adam Maczik has been named assistant coach for men's and women's fencing. This hire adds a wealth of experience from all levels of fencing and a familiar face from the Massachusetts area.
"I am thrilled to bring Adam on to our staff. Adam brings extensive national and international competitive experience as a competitor and as an educator and a coach, a deep understanding for how to teach the sport," said head fencing coach Daria Schneider. "His knowledge of the sport and analytical mind will serve our athletes well as he helps guide them to reach their full potential."
On the strip, Maczik served as a men's epee world team alternate in 2015 and ranked sixth on the national stage. He won the Division 1A National Championship and placed first at the Division one North American Cup in Salt Lake City that same year.
From 2010-2012 Maczik gained experience at the collegiate level serving as a volunteer assistant coach with Boston College for two seasons.
In 2015, Maczik joined the Marx Fencing Academy as the lead epee coach. While there, he designed programs for over 20 epee fencers. He strip coached a varying levels from local to international competition.
From 2013-14 Maczik was the Modern Pentathlon Program Coordinator at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. He taught fencing to Modern Pentathlon resident athletes and handled logistics for international camps. In addition, he was a liaison between Modern Pentathlon administration and Olympic Training Center administration.
For three years from 2010-13, Maczik worked as the lead epee coach at Boston Fencing club. He designed programs for all levels ranging from beginner to elite. He taught fencing classes for all age groups which resulted in more than 20 students making it to national championships in 2012-13.
Aside from fencing, Maczik has been an educator at Natick High School since 2015. He graduated from the University of Michigan in 2005 with a Bachelors in physics, and later received his Master's in education from Western Governors University in 2018.