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Jennie Salmon named as new head fencing coach

WALTHAM, Mass. – Brandeis University has announced that Jennie Salmon has been named as the University's newest men's and women's head fencing coach. Salmon succeeds Bill Shipman, who retired this summer after 37 years as coach of the Judges. She will start at Brandeis on August 6.

"Jennie will be a great addition to the Brandeis Athletics team," Acting Director of Athletics Jim Zotz said. "Her enthusiasm for the sport as a teacher and a coach will make her a perfect successor to coach Shipman's legacy."

"I am extremely honored to be chosen to continue the success of this legendary program," said Salmon.  "Being a student-athlete is an awesome endeavor. I am thrilled to begin working with fencers who have chosen to bring their love of the sport to the Judges. Nothing beats the team aspect of fencing that collegiate competition provides. For me, being able to work with athletes towards both their team and individual goals is what coaching is all about. I look forward to hitting the ground running and feel truly blessed to be able to embrace this new challenge at such a prestigious University where the student-athlete experience is so highly valued and supported."

Read what the Brandeis community is saying about Coach Salmon.

Categories: Campus News
Date: July 24, 2018