Character Data: Coach Dan

[Having compiled data for each of the Bark Bay fencers, it’s time to do the same for the adult characters in the novel]

Full Name: Daniel Jacobs

Height: 5′ 9″

Weight: 170 lbs.

Build: Always stocky, Coach Dan’s waist line has grown even with the increased physical activity that comes with being the fencing coach. His short, curly black hair is receding, and gray streaks are evident in his beard.

Age: 36

Career Summary: Dan has been a high school teacher for twelve years, the last seven at Bark Bay High School. He started the fencing team four years ago after being challenged by his college fencing coach.

Fencing Experience: Dan began fencing during his sophomore year in high school, and attended college on a partial scholarship. A pair of knee injuries and lack of rehabilitation discipline caused him to abandon the sport by his senior year. Prior to starting the team at Bark Bay, he had not trained or lifted a weapon in over a decade.

Family: His father, an electrician, died of lung cancer soon after Dan’s college graduation. His mother, a retired middle school teacher, still lives at the family’s home in Skokie, Illinois. Dan has a sister three years older who works as a systems analyst in California.

Tag Phrase: My friend

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