Shigemoto and Sanders Leaving USA Judo

Jan. 12, 2018, 3:59 p.m. (ET)


Shigemoto and Sanders Leaving USA Judo

USA Judo Chief Operating Officer, Corinne Shigemoto and Membership Services Coordinator, Cory Sanders have submitted their resignations and will be leaving the organization.

Judo has been a big part of Shigemoto’s life from her time as an elite judoka to Olympic Team Manager, Director of Coaching Administration and ultimately as COO of USA Judo since 2013. “My decision to leave USA Judo and return to Texas is bittersweet,” said Shigemoto. “Judo has played a major role in my life for as long as I can remember and I look forward to remaining involved in a volunteer capacity. As I contemplated life entering the new year, I felt the time was right to return to my home state and spend more time with my daughters and the rest of my family and friends. I can leave knowing I always gave my best for the sport and I believe the organization is on a good path for a successful future.”

“I am extremely grateful to Corinne for her commitment to USA Judo and helping me get acclimated during my first 1.5 years,” said Keith Bryant, USA Judo CEO. “I don’t think most people understand that, without Corinne’s dedication to handling finances for the organization in the absence of a Chief Financial Officer, USA Judo would have faced an extremely dire situation,” said Bryant. “I hope the USA Judo Community will recognize the contributions Corinne has made over the years and join me in wishing her well as she moves back to Texas to reconnect with her family.”

Sanders began his professional career at USA Judo after serving as an intern for the organization while attending the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. Sanders will be joining a new and growing HR consulting company in Denver where he resides. “I will be forever grateful to USA Judo for allowing me to get a great start on my professional career,” said Sanders. “I grew up here.”

“We are appreciative of Cory’s contributions whether serving members daily or trouble-shooting issues at our national events,” said Bryant. “We wish him well in his future endeavors.”

Sanders last day is today, January 12 and Shigemoto will leave the organization in early March, following the 2018 USA Judo Youth National Championships. Applications will continue be accepted for these positions which will be hired ASAP. Job descriptions and application processes can be found at