2018-2019 Fencing Coaching Staff


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Daria Schneider

Head Coach

Daria Schneider, the head coach of both the Men’s and Women’s teams, is a five-time US National Team member and two-time World Championship medalist. Schneider is the second youngest head coach of an NCAA Division I fencing program being hired at 29 years old. She has won the NCAA Championship in women’s sabre as a member of the Columbia University Women’s Division I Fencing Team. She leads the Cornell Fencing Program and has been with the team since Fall 2016. Coach Schneider can be contacted at






Omar Elgeziry

Assistant Coach

Omar Elgeziry, joins Cornell fencing program as an assistant coach in place for Nicole Ross, who has taken a leave of absence for her to prepare for the 2020 US Olympic Team. Previously, he has been the assistant coach at Air Force for three years before joining the fencing program at Cornell. He is currently the national epee coach for the USA Pentathlon, after being the assistant coach for the Egypt Modern Pentathlon Olympic team in 2014-2017. An amazing athlete, Elgeziry, has completed in more than 50 modern pentathlon events and is biggest accomplishment was his silver medal at the 2016 Pentathlon World Cup #2 in Rio De Janiero, Brazil.

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