Taekwondo

Director of High Performance Miller resigns, effective Sept. 6

Aug. 26, 2013, 7:05 p.m. (ET)

USA Taekwondo announced today the resignation of Director of High Performance Meredith Miller, effective Sept. 6.  Miller, who started with USA Taekwondo in 2005, will remain active with the organization, serving in a supportive role during the transition process.

“I am very proud of what we have been able to accomplish for our athletes and coaches during my time at USA Taekwondo,” Miller said. “I have especially enjoyed working with the many athletes that I have come to know quite well during my tenure as the Director of High Performance. I wish them well as they embark on the very exciting journey that will lead many of them to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

“I especially want to thank the U.S. Olympic Committee, our remarkable medical volunteers and the dedicated USAT Staff for their unrelenting support.”

“Meredith will certainly be missed,” said USAT CEO Bruce Harris. “She was an invaluable member of this staff for the better part of a decade, and her body of work is proof of that.”

Miller worked as an Event Manager from 2005 until early 2007 when she assumed leadership of the High Performance Department. During Miller’s tenure at USA Taekwondo she accomplished many things, some of which were:

  • Directed the development of a new online event registration system and tournament management system
  • Led USAT Olympic Teams to win 63 percent of available medals in two Olympic Games
  • Led the U.S. to qualify a full Olympic Team for both the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games. The U.S. and Korea were the only two countries to accomplish this.
  • Named a finalist for the USOC’s 2012 “Doc” Counsilman Sport Science Coach of the Year Award.
  • Created the new Future Stars program to provide more opportunities for athletes and personal coaches
  • Improved relations with the taekwondo sport International Federation, the World Taekwondo Federation (WTF), to the extent that Miller was often contacted directly for her opinion on major system and rule changes

Harris is currently evaluating USAT's transition plan that will include a call for applications.