B.S., Ain Shims University (Cairo, Egypt)
M.S., Egypt's Military Academy
Gamil Kaliouby enters his 19th season as head fencing coach at Wellesley College. Last season, the Blue recorded nine team victories and finished 10th overall at the New England Championships. Seven Wellesley fencers qualified for the NCAA Northeast Regional, and they all finished 19th or higher when compared to other Division III opponents.
Kaliouby returned to the Wellesley campus in 2000, after he coached Blue fencing from 1992-97. He was instrumental in Wellesley’s qualifying for the 1994 and 1995 NCAA Northeast Regional Championships and in the development of Heidi Chang, the 1995 NCAA Epee Runner-Up and NCAA Most Outstanding Fencer. Kaliouby, along with assistant coach Rob Charlton, earned Northeast Fencing Conference Coaching Staff of the Year Honors in 2009.
A world-renowned fencer in all three weapons, Kaliouby won the foil gold medal in the 1959 Mediterranean games and took fourth place in sabre at the event in 1971. He was the runner-up at the Military World Championships in foil in both 1961 and 1965 and was the foil gold medal winner at the Berlin International Championships in 1966. Kaliouby has also competed in three Olympics, in Rome (1960), Tokyo (1964) and Mexico City (1968), as well as in the World Fencing Championships in 1961 and 1971. In the 1964 Tokyo Games, he was a quarterfinalist in foil. Outside of Wellesley, Kaliouby’s student Greg Chang was a member of the fourth-place Olympic foil team in Athens.
A member of the United States Fencing Coaches Association, Kaliouby holds a bachelor’s degree in law from Ain Shims University in Cairo, Egypt as well as a Master’s degree in military service from the Military Academy, also in Cairo. He is an internationally rated director in foil (Class A) and epee (Class B). Additionally, while at Wellesley, he served as a member of the NCAA Northeast Regional Advisory Committee for men’s and women’s fencing from 1993-95.