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John Coughlin Biography – John Coughlin Wiki
John Coughlin was an American pair skater. He was the 2012 Four Continents silver medalist and 2012 U.S. national champion with Caydee Denney. He was the 2011 U.S. champion with former partner Caitlin Yankowskas.
John Coughlin Age
He was born on December 1, 1985 in Kansas City, Missouri, United States. He died on January 18, 2019 in Kansas City, Missouri, United States aged 33.
John Coughlin Family
Coughlin was the son of a third-generation police officer. His mother, Stacy, died in February 2010 due to a chronic illness. He had a sister, Angela Laune.
John Coughlin Death
He died on January 18, 2019, in Kansas City, Missouri, United States aged 33. His death was confirmed by his sister, Angela Laune, in a Facebook post: “My wonderful strong, amazingly compassionate brother John Coughlin took his own life earlier today. I have no words. I love you John…”
US Figure Skating wrote on Twitter: “We are stunned at the news of the death of two-time U.S. pairs champion John Coughlin. Our heartfelt and deepest sympathies are with his father Mike, sister Angela and the rest of his family. Out of respect to the family, we will have no further comment until a later time.”
John Coughlin Cause of Death
John died by suicide on January 18, 2019. Police were dispatched to Coughlin’s father’s home in Kansas City for a report of a suicide.
John Coughlin Suspension
On January 17, 2019, he was suspended from figure skating indefinitely by the US Center for SafeSport. On January 17, 2019 the U.S. Center for SafeSport issued the following interim measure regarding U.S. Figure Skating member John Coughlin:
“Temporary Suspension. Beginning on January 17, 2019, Responding Party John Coughlin is prohibited from participating, in any capacity, in any activity or competition authorized by, organized by, or under the auspices of the United States Olympic Committee, the national governing bodies recognized by the United States Olympic Committee, including U.S. Figure Skating, and/or a Local Affiliated Organization of a national governing body recognized by the United States Olympic Committee.
Pursuant to U.S. Figure Skating Bylaw Article XXV, Section 2, U.S. Figure Skating hereby suspends John Coughlin, beginning on January 17, 2019, pending final resolution of the matter by the U.S. Center for SafeSport.”
John Coughlin Sexual Assault Allegations
John was temporarily suspended from US figure skating by the US Center for SafeSport amid a pending grievance. US Figure Skating announced his suspension without disclosing details of the matter. The center is a US Olympic Committee agency with oversight of sexual misconduct and other abuse allegations reported to national governing bodies.
In May 2019, in a Facebook post, former skating partner Bridget Namiotka accused Coughlin of sexually abusing her over a period of two years during the mid-2000s. She had skated with him while she was between the ages of 14 and 17. He was four years older than her.
In July 2019, former US ladies’ champion and World silver medalist Ashley Wagner reported that Coughlin had sexually assaulted her in 2008 at a US national team training camp.
John Coughlin Height
He stood at a height of 6 feet 3 inches (1.90 m).
John Coughlin Married
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John Coughlin Gay
Information on whether John was gay or straight is being updated.
John Coughlin Instagram
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Spent the weekend “helping” this amazing woman, but somehow I came away more inspired by her strength and grace than anything else. Wednesday, someone else that means the world to me will undergo a cancer related surgery and I’d humbly ask for you to keep them both in your prayers❤️