Coach Galina Ostatnigrosh holds a Bachelor's Degree in Physical Education and coaching from Ukrainian Lviv State Institute of Physical Education and Sport with educational emphasis in fencing. At age 16, she got the Master of Sport of the Soviet Union in fencing. She is a two time Champion of the "24 strongest fencers in Ukraine" tournament. She is a 4 time Junior National Champion of the Soviet Union. At age 22, Galina retired to be a full-time coach in Ukraine. In 1988 she moved to the United States of America and has been coaching since. Many of her students were finalists in National events in the U.S.