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Ed Lucia

Updated on July 7, 2020
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Professor Ed Lucia (Fencing Coach)

CCNY Fencing Coach and 1960 Olympic Team Coach.

Ed Lucia was my Varsity fencing coach from 1970-1973.

He had a tremendous impact on my life not just in the sport of Fencing but in succeeding in the game of life...

I and my teammates honor him and offer this tribute to a great coach, a mentor, and a great humanitarian.

-June 2007

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Edward Lucia

An article published in the CCNY Alumnus (Winter 2009) edition

Copyright by CCNY ALUMNUS Winter 2009 Issue. (Page 8)

An article written by Jack Lee and fellow teammates - paying tribute to our coach.

A poem written by Lucia in High School - Engravings in Steel (1933)

Foaming were the cups

Filled with bubb'ling wine

Jest were bandied forth

Toasts proposed and quaffed;

Through the noisy mirth

Rose an angry shout;

O'er the laces white

Trickles streams of red;

Oaths resounded clear

Utter silence now;

"You I challenge Sir!"

"And I accept your glove!"

"Gentlemen give pause --"

"Insults must be purged!"

"Lying tongues must cease!"

Now the space is cleared,

Doublets thrown aside;

Blade caresses blade,

Dust flied from the boards;

Sparkling are the swords,

Sparkling more the eyes;

"Use thy secret thrust!"

Shouts an eager voice.

Round the circle clear

Wary duelists tread;

Husbanding their strength

Seeking careless guards;

Swiftly speeds the lunge

Cobra's rival - ah! -

Slowly drops a sword

Foible carmine stained;

Slower sinks a form

On the tavern floor;

Sinister the hue

Seeping through the lace;

Ghastlier the hue spreading on the face

Tortured is the scream

Of the sufferer's cry;

Anguished more the face

Of the vanquisher.

Forming are the cups

Filled with bubb'ling wine;

Yet the jests are stilled

And no toasts are raised.

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