In 1991 and 1992 Gerry attended the United States Fencing Association's (USFA) Coaches College at the Olympic Training Center (OTC), Colorado Springs. He also founded the “Tampa's Fencing Academy” in Tampa Florida, and became a lifetime member of the U.S. Fencing Coaches Association.
Ten years later at age 62 it was time to retire from his day job to dedicate 25 hours a week in teaching and coaching sport fencing at the Academy and local private schools. He revisited the Coaches College in 2005 for 3 weeks of coaches training (EPEE, FOIL, SABRE) and was privileged to attended a seven day seminar “Sport Fencing- The Unity of Theory and Practice”, with renowned Polish Fencing Master and Coach Professor Zhigniew Czajkowski. There is always something more to learn in this sport: better techniques, tactics, and pedagogy.