U.S. Speedskating has named former Canadian national coach Stephen Gough as one of three coaches to take over while a scandal within its short-track program continues.
The federation announced Monday that Gough and Pat Wentland will work with U.S. National Racing Program skaters headed to the fall World Cups events. Athletes still in the program who failed to qualify will be coached by Tony Goskowicz.
The coaching changes follow news Friday that Jae Su Chun and assistant Jun Hyung Yeo are both suspended for failing to report skate tampering by Simon Cho on the skate of Canadian rival Olivier Jean. Both coaches and Cho face disciplinary action.
Gough, a native of Fredericton, coached Canada's short-track national team from 2007-2010.
Goskowicz is a 1994 short-track Olympian and Wentland worked with American star Apolo Anton Ohno when he was younger.