Head Coach, Co-owner |
Coach Aleksander Ochocki served as a member of the United States Senior National Team and Member of the Olympic Developmental Program, as well as currently an Assistant Coach at The Notre Dame. Aleks is the 2013 U.S National Champion, Pan American Team Champion and 2014 Summer Nationals Champion. He brings first hand international, national, and collegiate experience at an elite level. He has been a member of the United States National Team since 2005 at all levels; making cadet, junior, and senior teams. Aleks has won a National title in every age group starting from Youth 12 all the way through seniors. Ochocki received a full athletic scholarship to Penn State University, where he was coached under the watchful eye of Coach Wes Glon (92 & 96 US Olympic Coach). Aleks won the NCAA Individual Sabre Championship at Penn State in 2009 and 2012 and was an 1st Team All-American in all four years of his college career. In each of his seasons in Happy Valley, Ochocki advanced to the Final Four of the individual sabre competition. The Nittany Lions also captured two team NCAA titles in Ochocki’s time there, and he served as Penn State’s captain in his final two seasons on campus.
Aleks started his fencing career with Coach Janusz Mlynek, after having almost immediate success Aleks transitioned to 4x Olympic Coach Yury Gelman (’00, ’04, ’08, ’12) at the age of 13. The transition lead Ochocki to qualify for his first National Team. He started receiving numerous national and international accolades including a Bronze medal with Team USA at the 2010 Junior World Championships and Gold at the 2013 Senior Pan American Championships. Aleks had numerous years of coaching experience at many levels. He is in his second season as the head sabre coach at Notre Dame, following his two seasons as the head sabre coach at Steven’s Institute of Technology, and has assisted in preparing countless national youth medalists and champions.
Aleks holds a Bachelor of Sciences in Sports management with a Business Minor from The Pennsylvania State University. Aleks is also fluent in Polish.