Colorado Springs, Colo. (May 29, 2007) — U.S. Figure Skating is pleased to announce the hiring of World and Olympic figure skating coach Kathy Casey as director of athlete performance enhancement and tracking. Casey has more than 30 years of coaching experience and was awarded the 2005 USOC Sports Science Coach of the Year Award.
Casey will head up this new position as part of U.S. Figure Skating’s Athlete High Performance program directed by Mitch Moyer, senior director of athlete high performance. In her new position, Casey will manage the performance enhancement tracking program of U.S. Figure Skating’s National Team A and Team B athletes.
“Kathy brings a wealth of experience to U.S. Figure Skating,” Moyer said. “She has coached champions at all levels and is recognized for her worldwide contributions to the skating community. We are fortunate to have her on our team.”
Some of the skaters whom Casey coached throughout her career include World Junior champions Sydney Vogel and Jill Sawyer, and U.S. champion Scott Davis. Along with Lorraine Borman, she coached Olympic silver medalist Rosalynn Sumners. She also coached Scott Hamilton during his professional career.
In addition to her coaching résumé, Casey was president of the Professional Skaters Association (PSA) for six years. She holds PSA master ratings in figures, freestyle and dance, and a senior rating in pairs. She is also a highly sought-after speaker worldwide, conducting 28 seminars last year on the sport of figure skating.
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photos Janos Schmidt