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Carroll resumes coaching at Toyota Sports Center

Renewed partnership paves way for possible Olympic run with Lysacek

Frank Carroll (left) with star pupil Evan Lysacek after Lysacek captured the gold medal at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games.
Frank Carroll (left) with star pupil Evan Lysacek after Lysacek captured the gold medal at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games. (Getty Images)

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By icenetwork.com
(05/22/2013) - Frank Carroll, who has guided skaters to four Olympic medals and 11 world medals, has renewed his partnership with the Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo, Calif. Carroll returns after leaving the Toyota Sports Center in 2011 to be closer to his home in Palm Springs, Calif.

"Our figure skating department is thrilled to have the return of this elite level of training," said Juliette Harton, director of skating at the Toyota Sports Center. "It raises the level of excellence in everything we do, and the new energy is inspiring. Mr. Carroll brings strong, respected leadership to a superb staff deep with Olympic-, world- and national-level coaches."

The 74-year-old Carroll, who coached Evan Lysacek to an Olympic gold medal in 2010, has most recently been working with Denis Ten, who won the world silver medal last season. He led Linda Fratianne to an Olympic silver medal in 1980, Michelle Kwan to the 1998 Olympic silver medal and Timothy Goebel to the 2002 Olympic bronze medal. Carroll has been elected to the U.S. Figure Skating, World Figure Skating, Professional Skaters Association and International Skating Institute halls of fame.

Carroll's return could translate into especially good news for Lysacek, who has been splitting his time between Carroll in Palm Springs and Karen Kwan-Oppegard at the East West Ice Palace in Artesia, Calif. Lysacek trained exclusively with Carroll at the Toyota Sports Center when he mounted his last Olympic run.

Information from the Toyota Sports Center was used in this report.