Assistant Coach (Foil): Lynn Botelho — Lynn Botelho started fencing as a teenager on a dare. She went on to fence for the University of Oregon at the NCAAs and then in grad school earning her “Blue” by fencing for Cambridge University. More recently, Coach Lynn has won three Veteran National Championships (2009, 2011, 2014), earned an individual Bronze at the Pan American Championships (2014), and represented the United States at the Veteran World Championships (2013-2018). She has one Individual World Bronze Medal (2016) and a World Team Gold (2015) and World Team Silver Medal (2016). She is the oldest “A” rated fencer in Women’s Foil and is a nationally-rated referee.
She is also tired and over-worked but maintains her charm through her perpetual coffee consumption. She can be found most days online writing emails.
Assistant Coach (Foil): John Carroll — John Carroll in his early years coached youth football in the Diocese of Pittsburgh Grade School League in addition to several youth teams while on active military duty. In 2017, Carroll assumed the position of Head Fencing Coach at Aquinas Academy of Pittsburgh where he has quickly grown the high school and middle school fencing programs. In 2018, he began assisting with beginner and youth camps at Pittsburgh Fencers’ Club. Carroll is a member of the National Federation of State High School Associations and is an Accredited Interscholastic Coach.
In 2019 Carroll was awarded the “Spirit of Sport” award by USA Fencing. The award is given to an individual who exemplifies passion, character, dedication and commitment to the sport.
Assistant Coach (Foil): Caroline Poirier — Caroline Poirier has been fencing since 2009. She fenced at Oakland Catholic High School (2009-2013) and in the Penn State Club (2013-2017) where she was also assistant coach for the younger kids’ club.