Jerome is a French national sabre champion and international referee. He was an assistant coach at Penn State University, the most awarded NCAA fencing program in the US from 2010 to 2014. He helped Penn State win its 13th NCAA Division 1 National Championship in March 2014. In addition to serving as coach and referee, Jerome competed on France’s Cadet and Junior teams. When he received his international refereeing license in 2010, he was the youngest practicing FIE referee in sabre. He has directed Junior and Senior World Cups, Olympic Qualifiers, Pan-American Games, as well as European and World Championships.
Jerome holds a double Master degree in Chemistry and Biology from the Louis Pasteur University of Strasbourg, France. He graduated with his final internship at The Pennsylvania State University in 2011. Fluent in four languages (French, English, German, Italian), Jerome has coached fencers in both France and the USA.