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NJIT Will Introduce Yefim Litvan as Fencing Coach in Thursday Gathering on Campus NJIT Will Introduce Yefim Litvan as Fencing Coach in Thursday Gathering on Campus

New Jersey Institute of Technology will host a gathering to introduce Yefim Litvan as the new head coach of NJIT’s men’s and women’s varsity intercollegiate fencing teams.

WHEN: Thursday, May 3 at 4 p.m.

WHERE: Eberhardt Hall, Room 112, on the NJIT campus on Martin Luther King Boulevard in Newark, NJ.

Named 2007 Coach of the Year by the United States Fencing Association, Litvan last month completed a successful tenure as head coach of the men’s and women’s fencing teams at Rutgers University, which he led into 12 season-ending NCAA national championship tournaments.

The event is scheduled to include formal remarks by NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch, PhD; NJIT Director of Athletics Lenny Kaplan, and Coach Litvan. All of the speakers will be available to the news media for one-on-one interviews, as well.

For more information, please contact: Tim Camp, Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Information (Phone: 973-596-8461; e-mail: timothy.camp@njit.edu)

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