George Kolombatovich - photo

George Kolombatovich plans to retire from Columbia University after 33 years as the fencing coach.  Hailed as the “end of an era,” Kolombatovich begain at the university in 1979.  His run as coach saw some of Columbia’s most exciting and productive years in fencing, bringing home 17 Ivy League titles for the men and 8 for the women.

In addition to his role as coach at Columbia, Kolombatovich also coached the US team in six Junior Worlds and served as Chief of Mission and Coach of the US teams in seven Junior Pan American championships.

Himself a former National Masters Champion, Kolombatovich leaves a rich coaching legacy.  “I have made so many wonderful relationships over the years at Columbia,” said Kolombatovich. “I will fondly remember the friends and colleagues that I have worked with, as I move on to this very exciting next stage of my fencing life.”

Columbia will launch a national search for a new head fencing coach immediately.

More at Ivy League Sports’ article.


1 Comment

  • Wrak, April 16, 2011 @ 2:01 am

    All the best George. Touche’ Witold Rak

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