QUEEN CITY FENCERS CLUB
Coach Liran Gross
Liran Gross was born in Beer Sheva, Israel. In August 2006 he was recruited to Cleveland State University on a fencing scholarship. During his college career, Liran served as the men’s team captain for 3 years (sophomore to senior years) and qualified for the 2010 NCAA championships in Boston, MA. In July 2006 Liran graduated from Wingage Institute (Natanya, Israel) with a Coaching Certificate in the Sport of Fencing also, Liran graduated from Cleveland State University in May 2010 with a Bachelor’s of Business Administration and Managerial
Economics major and a minor in Communications.
In 2012, Liran started working at PNC Bank as a personal banker
and currently he manages a branch in Florence, KY.
Lastly, Liran was named the Head Fencing Coach at Xavier University
where he has been coaching all the three weapons.
Coach Liran is a nationally rated referee, and actively invited to referee in local, state, regional and national competitions.
Liran and his wife Cayce have lived in Sycamore Township since 2013.
Some of Liran’s accomplishments include:
- 2000 – 2006 Active member of the Israeli National Team
-4 times Israeli National Champion
- 2001 World Cup Kfar Saba, Israel, 8th place
- 2005 Summer Maccabbi Games, 1st place (Team)
- 2005 World Cup Anatalia, Turkey, 1st place
- 2006 World Cup Anatalia, Turkey, 3rd place
- 2010 Academic Dean’s List recipient
- 2015 United States DIV1A Fencing
National Championships San Jose, CA, 3rd place
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