Carroll to share vast knowledge, wisdom with fellow coaches in mentor role


By Amy Rosewater

Frank Carroll decided about six months ago that he wasn’t going to take on any more new skaters, but he has signed up for a new role that might have him working with more skaters than ever.

U.S. Figure Skating recently announced that Carroll, who in his decades of coaching has guided the likes of Michelle Kwan and Evan Lysacek, will figure into a mentorship role with the organization.

“Basically,” Carroll said, “if you have free time and want me to help you, I will help you. I don’t want to be responsible anymore and take more skaters to competitions and pick out music, deal with the politics and scheme for them. I’m really done with travel, but if you want me to help you, I will help.”

Carroll, 75, will continue to coach U.S. champion Gracie Gold, Olympic bronze medalist Denis Ten, of Kazakhstan, Japan’s Kanako…

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