Zawadzki announces decision to change coaches
2011 U.S. pewter medalist will train under Santee
|After three years training with Tom Zakrajsek, Agnes Zawadzki has gone back to David Santee. (Getty Images)|
"I want to thank Tom for all of his hard work," Zawadzki said, "I'm proud of what we accomplished together, but I am excited to make this change and am looking toward the future."
Santee coached Zawadzki for seven years in her native Chicago and helped her to the 2007 U.S. intermediate silver medal.
"Agnes and I have always had great chemistry," Santee said. "I'm happy she has chosen to continue her career with me."
Christy Krall will assist Santee with day-to-day training while Zawadzki trains in Colorado Springs. Krall coaches 2011 world champion Patrick Chan of Canada.
Under Zakrajsek, Zawadzki is a two-time world junior medalist, having earned silver in 2010 and bronze in 2011. In her two International Skating Union (ISU) Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series assignments, Zawadzki finished fourth (2010 Rostelecom Cup) and sixth (2010 Skate Canada). She won the pewter medal at the 2011 AT&T U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Greensboro, N.C.