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Zawadzki Makes Coaching Change

Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by letsskate, Jun 3, 2011.

  1. just wondering

    just wondering Active Member

    I believe Lauren is with Damon Allen.
  2. stjeaskategym

    stjeaskategym Well-Known Member

    She switched to Damon Allen before last season.

    Oops, "just wondering" beat me to it. :)
  3. just wondering

    just wondering Active Member

    Yes, but you knew when. :) Better info!
  4. HisWeirness

    HisWeirness pork cutlet bowl fatale

    I thought Christy Ness was Kristi's coach.

    Happy to hear that Agnes has switched. :cheer:

    Free Brandon!
  5. overedge

    overedge Janny uber

    My bad, you are correct.

    Christy Krall was formerly Christine Haigler, who represented the US in the 1964 Olympics.
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  6. olympic

    olympic Well-Known Member

    from the article [bold mine]:

    Is Agnes training in Colo Sprs. then moving? Or is Christy going to be a permanent fixture in Agnes's skating career?

    Also, I wonder what type of coach David Santee is. Never saw him in this capacity before...
  7. chipso1

    chipso1 Well-Known Member

    BEST news of the year!! :cheer2:

    I'm thrilled that she's getting away from Eville Tom Z., but even more happy that she'll be working with Christy Krall (if only part of the time). :swoon:

    YAY Agnes!! :cheer2:
  8. Marco

    Marco Well-Known Member

    Yay! And there's nothing better to improve your basics than to skate day in and day out with Patrick Chan. :cheer:
  9. lilshorty

    lilshorty Active Member

    Looks like everyone's prayers have been answered. :) Congrats to Agnes and Santee on their partnership.
  10. Sylvia

    Sylvia Prepping for club comp. season!

    Besides Patrick Chan, you mean? :)

    Krall recently has taken on Joshua Farris (she's listed as his primary coach, Damon Allen is Farris' secondary) and she has worked with many skaters, both in and outside of Colorado Springs, on jumps with Dartfish.
  11. PRlady

    PRlady foot in both camps


    He has a coach? I thought he sprang full-grown from the head of Zeus.
  12. RockTheTassel

    RockTheTassel Well-Known Member

    Thank you, Agnes, for having the sensibility that Rachael didn't regarding Tom Z.

    I'm really excited to see how she does next season. :cheer2:
  13. chipso1

    chipso1 Well-Known Member

    Just noticed that there's no quote from Tom in the press release. Makes me wonder if it was a messy break-up...

    Nonetheless, go Agnes! :cheer:
  14. Debbie S

    Debbie S Well-Known Member

    Wow, this has been quite the off-season for coaching changes, and it's only June, lol. Good for Agnes, although it sounds a bit odd - she's staying in CO Springs but Santee is her head coach. I'm guessing she's staying put for school reasons (w/o checking her birthdate, I *think* she would be a senior in h.s. this coming year) and perhaps will make a physical move next summer. I look forward to seeing what her new coaches can do. She's got tons of talent, but her current situation just wasn't working.

    Based on her deteriorating performances last season, Pfund might do best to make a coaching change, too.

    I think Alex Johnson is looking to switch to pairs - is he still doing singles?
  15. chipso1

    chipso1 Well-Known Member

    I believe so, yes. He mentioned on Twitter this week about competing at the Broadmoor Open this month.
  16. just wondering

    just wondering Active Member

    Pfund would be wise to consider a move, as well. I do wonder why what used to be a good training environment for many skaters deteriorated rather quickly. Sure, Tom was never a Frank Carrol, who could produce the whole package, but at one point he had a stable of skaters who competed well and seemed happy. And certainly, Tom could have sought and still could seek out advisers or specialists to assist with the deficits in packaging, spins etc . . . Maybe I'm wrong, but to me, these moves appear to be deeper than just skating and packaging. :confused:
    Last edited: Jun 3, 2011
  17. maureenfarone

    maureenfarone Well-Known Member

    I wondered about his background :rofl::rofl:
  18. ks777

    ks777 Well-Known Member

    I don't know much about David Santee.. Krall is a jump specialist? I am thinking Agnes needs a good basic skating coach instead? David Santee is what kinda coach?
  19. maureenfarone

    maureenfarone Well-Known Member

    I remember reading something awhile back about Agnes Z having a fairly difficult financial situation. Perhaps she needs to stay in Colorado Springs to finish high school and allow her parents (mother?) to get them situated back in Chicago. JMO.
  20. Vash01

    Vash01 Fan of Yuzuru, Medvedeva, T&M, Shibs, P&C

    Agnes is very talented. I hope this change works for her.
  21. Sylvia

    Sylvia Prepping for club comp. season!

    David Santee was the interview subject of a manleywoman skatecast a few years ago: http://www.manleywoman.com/episode-10-david-santee/

    ETA: Best of Chicago 2010: Sports and Recreation
    Last edited: Jun 3, 2011
  22. Iceman

    Iceman Well-Known Member

    I really don't see the benefit of this. Krall has always been available to her and how can David provide any significant coaching with him in Chicago and Agnes in Colorado? If they were so great together, why did she leave Santee in the first place?:confused:
  23. museksk8r

    museksk8r Holding an edge and looking dangerously sexy

    double post! :(
  24. museksk8r

    museksk8r Holding an edge and looking dangerously sexy

    Well, this is a good news development. I wish Agnes all the best with her coaching change!

    Still in a million depressions over other recent developments though, especially regarding Caitlin and Paul. :fragile:
  25. chipso1

    chipso1 Well-Known Member

    The benefit is that she's getting away from Tom and his misguided views of training and competition.

    In addition, Krall is a jump specialist who can hopefully assist Agnes in developing greater consistency, fixing her slight lip, and adding 3/3 combinations to her repetoire.

    If Agnes feels more comfortable with Santee in charge of her training versus having Zakrajsek as her coach, then more power to her.
  26. luenatic

    luenatic Well-Known Member

    Doesn't she already have 3T/3T?
  27. letsskate

    letsskate Member

    Yes, but maybe she wants to do 3F/3T or 3Lutz/3T, esp since how good her lutz is.
  28. chipso1

    chipso1 Well-Known Member

    Yes, but she's reportedly been working on 3Lz+3T's in practice for the past year. Hopefully Krall can help her make this combination competition-ready.
  29. FunnyBut

    FunnyBut Well-Known Member

    I wish Agnes great success with her new coaches. :cheer: I had wondered if their would be some budding rivalry with Agnes and Rachael contending for Nationals medals under the same coach, but now BOTH have left, so we'll never know.

    And a :swoon: for Patrick Chan, um, just because he is swoon-worthy and tangentially somewhat relevant to this thread
  30. victoriaheidi

    victoriaheidi New Member

    It's just her mother. I believe she lives with grandparents as well.

    I assume (but can't be sure) that, unless she becomes an international superstar in the skating world and can basically go to any college she wants with tons of scholarships, she will likely consider colleges based on cost. Where is Santee? Is he near some good schools?