Master Coach, 2008 Olympic Coach
Mikhail earned his Masters degree in both Physical Education and fencing at the Institute of Physical Education in Lvov, Ukraine. Since arriving in the United States, his top students have won a Silver Medal in Olympic Games (Beijing, 2008), 4 Gold and 4 Bronze Medals at the Junior and Cadet World Championships, as well as numerous international, national and NCAA Titles. Mikhail is a former U.S. National Women’s Foil Coach, and he was also awarded the 2003 Fencing Developmental Coach of the Year by the United States Olympic Committee.
Emily Cross – 2008 Olympian Silver Medalist, 2006 and 2005 Junior World Champion, 2005 NCAA Champion, 2003 Cadet World Champion, 2003 Pan-American Games Silver Medalist, 2003 and 2000 U.S. Junior World Team Bronze Medalist, Multiple-time U.S. National Champion.
Kaila Budofsky – 2012 Senior National Championships Bronze Medal, 2011 Junior Olympic Gold Medal.
Nzingha Prescod – 2008 Cadet World Champion, 2008 Senior World Cup Bronze Medalist (Las Vegas), 2008 Junior National Champion.
Hyun-Kyung Yuh – 2008 Bronze Medalist Junior National Championships, 2006 – Junior World Cup finalist in Canada, 2005 Gold Medalist Youth-14 National Championships.
Brendan Meyers – 2004 Junior World Championships Bronze Medalist, 2002 Cadet World Championships Bronze Medalist, Finalist at 2003 Cadet World Championships, 2002-2004 Junior World Teams, 2004 Junior World Cup Finalist, 2003-2004 Under-19 National Champion, 2001-2002 Cadet National Champion.
Jon Tiomkin – 2004 US Olympic Team (4th place team finish), 1999 and 2002 US National Champion, Senior World Cup Bronze Medalist and Finalist.