USAT Announces National Poomsae Coaching Staff

July 21, 2014, 10:21 a.m. (ET)

USA Taekwondo is pleased to announce its selections for the National Taekwondo Poomsae Team coaching staff.

The coaching staff consists of Akiko Reyes, Dan Chuang, Barbara Brand, Huy Nguyen and Dave Turgeon. Additionally, the team managers are Thu Doolittle, Anacieta Thorne and Tara Zielinski. Brand, who will also serve as the team coordinator, will appoint the team managers on a rotational basis.

The poomsae coaching staff will help to develop poomsae at the Grassroots level while also providing training opportunities for elite poomsae athletes. In addition to collaborating with each other, the coaches will provide consistent communication with USA Taekwondo world championship athletes and other elite poomsae athletes.

USA Taekwondo is looking forward to providing an excellent opportunity for its World Championship Team to enjoy great success at the ninth annual World Taekwondo Poomsae Championships in October in Aguascalientes, Mexico.