USAT National Coach hiring update

March 25, 2013, 11:36 a.m. (ET)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.- The hiring decision regarding the National Team Coach has been made, as promised. However, the announcement of that hiring decision is postponed until Wednesday of this week. The reason for the delay is this: The USOC was to make an announcement regarding the status of USA Taekwondo and its Probation. This was to have taken place this past Friday. However, due to a site visit to Sochi for the upcoming Winter Olympics, some of the USOC persons involved in making the decision on the status of USAT were not available until this week. USOC will inform USA Taekwondo of its status on Wednesday. Immediately following the receipt of that announcement, the announcement of our National Team Coach will be made. The USOC is aware of this delay in the announcement of our National Team Coach and I ask for the understanding of not only our National Team Coach candidates, but also of our athletes and our membership. I realize that this announcement is very important and is of great interest to our membership as we move forward to prepare our athletes to compete at the 2013 Taekwondo World Championships. The information will be published on Wednesday.

~Bruce Harris