USS Long Track National Team Head Coach, Tom Cushman, has decided to retire from coaching. He will be moving to Carmel, California, to open an art gallery. Tom competed in the 1988 Olympic Winter Games and coached for many years, working with successful skaters like Olympic medalists Chris Witty, Jen Rodriguez and Chad Hedrick.
“Tom has brought an uncompromising passion, intelligence, and relentless pursuit of excellence to US Speedskating over the last 5 years," says Matt Kooreman, USS Long Track Program Director. "He was a champion for his team and for the sport of speed skating at all times! US Speedskating is extremely lucky to have had Tom serve as our National Team Coach and I was even luckier to have him as a friend, mentor and co-worker. He will be sorely missed.”