Tom Forster resigns

Well, obviously none of us saw that coming…

Last day is 31 December.

Bregman says Forster will be at the January camp as a guest: https://twitter.com/sbregman87/status/1468758123095670787?s=21

(mods, delete my duplicate thread please?

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As of December 31st, according to Scott Bregman on Twitter: https://twitter.com/sbregman87/status/1468758123095670787?s=21

Interesting.

I guess the more interesting question is who will take over.

Obviously the ability to be media savvy and not say or do anything to ignite the Twitter bandwagon trolls will be #1 on the job description. It’s a headache for everyone concerned.

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This seems like it’s for the best. He never seemed happy in the position, the athletes never seemed happy with him there. Definitely going to be interesting to see what the job description includes when they post it

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At this point, I can’t see anyone who would want it. Who is even in the running?

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Moceanu seemed to want it. I’m not sure how her pregnancy might affect her interest though–that’s a huge role to take on with a new baby

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CHELLSIE MF MEMMEL!!!
She seemed to play that role well during the Gold Tour.

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Oh…that’s too bad….

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Usa Gymnastics Sport GIF by Team USA

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I think it isn’t a surprise. It was just a matter of time.

Tea

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I never got the impression most people thought that Tom was the big problem in USAG? Just that he was somewhere between a poor fit and incompetent at his high-profile position.

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I’m hearing Brian Carey, Dawes, Chellsie…

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Would Amy want it?

Damn, I go offline for a few hours and miss the joyous news!

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As for who’s next, I honestly have no idea. Forster certainly didn’t make my short list when Liukin stepped down. Most of the top coaches I can think of still have athletes in the system, creating serious conflicts if interest, and the handful that don’t aren’t on good terms with USAG. Add in the scrutiny that’s going to be on that coach’s background (Do they have a history of promoting weight issues? Did they initially support Nassar, did they support or go along with the Karolyis? Accusations of abuse or creating a hostile environment?) and I really have no idea

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