25th year at Penn State
Wieslaw "Wes" Glon is in his 25th season with the Nittany and Lady Lions and joined the Penn State fencing program as assistant coach in 1985. He has been an integral part of every success Penn State has achieved during his tenure. Previously, Glon served two years as the assistant men's coach at William & Mary, where he worked with the saber team. Prior to his tenure at William and Mary, he assisted with the Austrian National team in Vienna.
Coach Glon is one of the top fencing officials in the country. He has directed numerous finals at the United States National Championships, Olympic Sports Festivals, and other international tournaments.
Glon has coached the U.S. teams for the Junior and Senior World Championships (1990-93), the Pan American Games (`91) and the Olympic Games (`92 and `96). In 1996, Glon was named Co-Coach of the Year by the U.S.F.C.A.
A native of Poland, Glon won his country's highest fencing honors in saber six times between 1975-81. He won a bronze medal at the 1979 World University Games in Mexico City, finished fourth at Romania in 1977 and seventh in Bulgaria in 1975.
From 1977-81, Glon was an assistant professor of physical education at the Academy of Physical Education in Warsaw. He left Poland in 1981, arriving in the United States in 1983. Glon earned both his undergraduate and graduate degrees in physical education at the Academy of Sports in Warsaw. His academic interests include fencing, track and field, soccer, physical therapy and sports medicine.
Glon is married and has two daughters, one of which is coached by Glon.