Harvard to Begin National Search for Men’s and Women’s Fencing Coach

Inside the Harvard fencing room
Photo by Gil Talbot

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Peter Brand, the head coach for Harvard men's and women's fencing, will not be returning for the 2019-20 season, Bob Scalise, The John D. Nichols '53 Family Director of Athletics, announced Tuesday.

A national search for a successor will be conducted.

The men's and women's fencing programs have combined for 14 Ivy League titles, as well as the 2006 NCAA championship, which stands as one of four NCAA titles in Harvard history. Consistently ranked in the top-10 in the country, Harvard's program has produced nine Olympians, 11 NCAA individual champions and 115 All-America selections in its 131-year history. The 2018-19 Crimson finished fourth at the NCAA championship, while each of the 2019 graduates celebrated at least one Ivy League title.