Coaches at Salle Mauro
Club founder and Head Coach Mauro Hamza is originally from Cairo, Egypt, and established Salle Mauro in 1999 in Houston. He also serves as Fencing Program Coordinator at Rice University and spent 3 years serving the Southwest fencing community as volunteer Chairman of the Gulf Coast Division.
Coach Mauro has served the U.S. men’s foil program as National Coach in the past and was the Director of Men’s and Women’s Foil for USA Fencing. Under his leadership, the U.S. Junior Men’s Foil team won the 2011 World Championship in Baku, Jordan; the U.S. Junior Women’s team took home silver from Baku. In addition, the U.S. Senior Men’s Foil team placed 5th at the 2011 Grand Prix in Bonn, the highest ranking ever attained by the U.S. men’s foil team in that international tournament.