John Coughlin was a famous American pair skater who won many competitions with Caydee Denney like 2012 Four Continents silver medal, 2012 U.S national championship. He also won many competitions like 2011 U.S championship, 2006 junior national silver medal with former partners Bridget Namiotka and Caitlin Yanknowskas.
John Coughlin's Personal Life; Know about his Girlfriends, Relationships
John Coughlin was living a single life with his successful skating career. He was out of any dating relationships during his lifetime nor he linked up with anyone.
John always seems busy on his career and rarely talked about his personal life to media. However, he was a pretty active person on social media and often shared his personal and professional posts among his fans.
Death of John Coughlin
On the 18th January of 2019, Coughlin was found dead from suicide at his father's house in Kansas City. It was just a day after when he was suspended from skating for unspecified allegations.
All thing started on December 17, 2018, when the US Center for Safesport listed him with the note "Interim Measure-Restriction" with many allegations. After that, John resigned as U.S. brand manager for John Wilson Blades.
Following that, On January 17, 2019, SafeSport changed the status him to interim suspension and U.S. Figure Skating suspended him. As the skating star committed suicide after this incident everybody including his fans and family is in shock.
The sexual allegation against John Coughlin
It was just four months after the death of the John when her former partner Bridget Namiotka accused him of sexually abusing her for over two years during the mid-2000s. She said at that time she was at the age of 14 to 17 whereas her partner was at the age of 18 to 21.
The things started when she opened about her experience with a series of Facebook post on May 19. She wrote,
"I am sorry but John hurt at least 10 people including me. He sexually abused me for 2 years. Nobody innocent hangs themselves."
Further, when she was attacked by the Coughlin's fans she replied saying,
"Think about all of the girls he hurt."
She told the newspaper that she would have come forward sooner but she was in trauma therapy, without access to the internet. Moreover, John Manly, the lawyer who represents Nomiotka and two other women who said Coughlin abused them, told The Associated Press that Namiotka had spoken out after months of "mistreatment by U.S. Figure Skating and Coughlin supporters."
What was the Net Worth of John Coughlin? Know about his Salary, Earnings, Career
John Coughlin used to hold a net worth of $8 million. More to that, he used to make a total of $5.046 million as Executive Vice President at the Global Corporate Development at FleetCor Technologies.
John started skating at the age of six and later began competing with partners like Krista Smith, Kelsey Parker, and Lucy Galleher. Further, in late 2004, he started pairing up with Bridget Namiotka. They competed in many competitions together and ended up winning the junior national silver medal in 2006. After three years of pairing, they announced the end of their partnership on July 3, 2007.
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Coughlin later collaborated with Caitlin Yankowskas after Dalilah Sappenfield suggested them to pair together in August 2007. They later achieved many peaks together by placing sixth at the 2008 U.S. Championships, fourth at 2010 NHK Trophy and won first Grand Prix medal, bronze, at Cup of China. Furthermore, they debuted in the World Championships in April 2011 and ended up at the sixth place. Besides, they ended up their partnership on May 4 of 2011.
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After that, he teamed up with Caydee Denney on May 17, 2011. They trained together and also became a wonderful partner despite having a height difference of 14 inches. As for their achievements, they won the bronze medal at the Nebelhorn Trophy, won the 2012 US Championships, won the silver medal at the 2012 Four Continents and many more.
Quick facts of John Coughlin
- John Coughlin was born on 1 December 1985 in Kansas City, Missouri, the United States.
- He used to holds the American nationality.
- He was a son of father Mike Coughlin and mother Stacy Coughlin.
- John's mother died in February 2010 due to a chronic illness.
- He was raised along with his sister named Angela Laune.
- He was an active person on Twitter and had garnered over 6k+ followers until now.
- He used to stand at a height of 6 feet and 3 inches with a pair of blue eyes and brown hair.