Director and Head Coach
Nontapat is an experienced coach with 20 years of fencing experience and more than a decade of experience as a member of the Thai National Team competing in World Cups, World Championships, Southeast Asian Games, Asian Games, and the Olympic Games.
As a coach, he is energetic, passionate and precise. Over a short few years in the United States and Singapore, he has helped his students reach their goals at national, regional, and international competitions along with striving to create an enjoyable and productive environment. He has a great passion for the sport and looking to guide fencers of all ages and skill to their mental and physical goals. Most importantly, he is passionate about not only helping students grow as fencers, but as intelligent and physically fit individuals.
EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATION
Pennsylvania State University Bachelor of Science, 2005 – Bachelor of Science, University Park, Pennsylvania USA
Major: Economics – Scholarship Student
Singapore Sports Council Coaching Certification, 2009
Singapore Sports Council, Singapore
Two months long course designed to further knowledge of physical science, sport psychology, ethical conduct, and relationship management with students and parents.
COMPETITIVE FENCING CAREER
Thailand National Team (1999-2015)
- The latest Individual Champion of Southeast Asian Games 2015
- 21st place at 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China
- 7 Gold Medals at Southeast Asian Games (2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2011,2015 Team and Individual)
- Second Place at 2004 Asian Fencing Championship
- Fifth Place at 2007 and 2011 Asian Games
- Fifth Place at 2008 Category A World Cup in Venezuela
- 16 Finishes at Category A World Cup in Korea and Japan.
Pennsylvania State University Fencing Team – University Park, PA (2001-2003, 2005)
- 4 x First Team All-American (2001, 2002, 2003, 2005)
- 2 x NCAA Individual National Champion (2002, 2003)
- 3rd place finish at NCAA Individual National Championship (2005)
- 2nd place finish NCAA Individual National Championships (2001)
- Team Captain during 2002 and 2003 Seasons
Timothy Boaz Koh
A former national representative and internationally ranked fencer, Timothy has had an enigmatic history in fencing both locally and internationally. Being known by all in the Malaysian fencing scene he is a highly sought after consultant coach for fencing competitions by current fencers all over Malaysia. Being a former National Champion in the Foil discipline Timothy has the vital experience and insight needed to excel and overcome all obstacles faced by a fencer in pursuit of victory or perfection.
Some of his awards are:
- SUKMA – Bronze (2006)
- Malaysian Grand prix – Gold (2008 & 2009)
- St Petersburg World Grand prix (90th out of 200 internationally ranked fencers)
- SUKMA – Gold (2008 & 2010 back to back)
- Singapore Open – Bronze (2009)