Arpad Horvath
Arpad Horvath
Title: Assistant Coach
Year: 3rd at MIT
Previous College: St. John's '05

Arpad Horvath joined the MIT fencing coaching staff in October 2011, marking his second coaching stint in the collegiate ranks. He comes to Cambridge with a wealth of experience as a competitor at the intercollegiate and international levels.

Horvath began his coaching career at Stevens Institute of Technology as the epee coach from 2005-07. He then spent two seasons as the head coach at Great Neck North High School in Great Neck, N.Y. Horvath also served as the foil coach at the Manhattan Fencing Center and the epee coach at the North Shore Fencers Club. In addition, he has been an epee coach at the Brown University Fencing Summer Camp since 2006.

A 2005 graduate of St. John's University, Horvath earned a bachelor's degree in finance. Competing for the Red Storm, he was the NCAA individual epee champion in 2002 and 2004 while the team finished second overall in 2002. Representing his native Hungary in international competition, Horvath placed third at the 2003 World University Games in Daegu, South Korea. A three-time participant at the Junior World Championship, he contributed to Hungary's runner-up finish in 1998 and then captured second place as an individual two years later. A four-time Junior European Championship qualifier, Horvath was the 1997 individual champion and ranked second in 1999. He clinched the Cadet World Championship crown in 1997 and then finished third the following year.