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Welcome three new coaches to the Cardinal Fencing Academy team!

Dear Fencing Friends,

It is with great pleasure we announce three new team members to join Cardinal Fencing Academy. Please welcome Coaches Bart, Doug and Rose!

Bart Weathington, Ph.D will be joining our support team as seasoned sport psychologist, offering his services in 20 minute sessions that can be scheduled like a fencing lesson. He will also be joining our tournament support team and help sharpen our mental game to manage motivations, improve focus, confidence and the journey through sport overall. He served as Director of the Graduate Program in Industrial-Organizational Psychology and UC Foundation Professor in the Department of Psychology at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Dr. Weathington followed a nontraditional route into academe by working as a management consultant delivering organizational performance solutions. His main motivation today is to resume working directly with athletes and parents to maximize the joy of sport and performance potential.

Bart also served multiple years in the fencing community:

  • University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Fencing Club (Coach & Faculty Advisor, 2002-2015)

  • United States Fencing Association Regional Organizing Committee (Member, 2010-2012)

  • United States Fencing Association Tournament Committee (Member, 2004-2008)

  • Tennessee Division United States Fencing Association (Chair, 2005-2006; Vice-Chair, 2006-2007; Secretary, 2007-2008)

  • Chattanooga Fencing Club (Founding Coach, 2003-2006)

  • United States Fencing Association Coaches’ College Certified Epee Coach

Doug Tableman has worked with fencers at all levels, from high school leagues to international world cups. His personalized approach allows him to tailor his coaching for every student, meeting their specific needs. Even in a group setting, Doug can engage each student personally.

As an athlete, Doug competed on the Div 1 National Circuit while finishing his MBA at St. Johns. He understands the variety of demands that his students face, and is committed to helping them reach their goals in sports and academics.

Rose Hulsey-Vincent has a strong background in NCAA Division III fencing, where led her team as captain for two years and was awarded “Fencer of the Year” in the Eastern Women’s Fencing Conference. She has competed in national events and North American Cups, and continues to fence competitively. Rose brings a strong technical and form-focused approach to her coaching. She currently runs Cardinal’s outreach classes to introduce the local community to this fast-paced and exciting sport.

Great to have you on board, and we wish all the best success and joy at CFA!

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