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RE: [RC] USEF to Replace US Chef de' Equipe - stephteeter

From conversation with Tom, riders, and others, I understand that there is
no 'one reason'. It seems to be primariy a difference of opinion between Tom
and USEF management as to how to best manage the preparation, selection and
representation of a USEF team of athletes.

My personal opinion: Tom is a successful International endurance athlete
himself, and his focus has been very straight forward, very 'nuts and
bolts', in his expectations of training and performance. I  do not
understand the reason for his dismissal, and nobody has been able to give me
any particular reason whatsoever. I believe he has brought a high level of
professionalism and transparency to the system. After the Dubai WEC, the
riders - athletes - wanted a change, and Tom was their choice. Tom believes
he was responding to that desire for change, and the desire for a more
function oriented process.
And it is a very bad move to do this - make this significant change -  so
close to the event, since Tom has been the coach for the past 15 months.

Regarding selection of the 12 member short list and alternates, the
selection committee was fairly unanimous in their decision. I don't think
Tom's dismissal is related to the recent selection decision.

Steph

-----Original Message-----
From: ridecamp-owner@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:ridecamp-owner@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Teri Hunter
Sent: Monday, June 19, 2006 9:48 AM
To: ridecamp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx; John Teeter
Cc: AERCMembersForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [RC] USEF to Replace US Chef de' Equipe


Can you expand on why he is being replaced?


----- Original Message -----
From: "John Teeter" <johnt@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <ridecamp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: <AERCMembersForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, June 19, 2006 11:26 AM
Subject: [RC] USEF to Replace US Chef de' Equipe


Tom Johnson, US Endurance Chef de' Equipe, was informed today by USEF
management that the USEF High Performance Endurance Committee will
recommend  that he be relieved of team responsibilities.

The decision to make the change is being taken six weeks before the 2006
World Endurance Championship. The move comes 48 hours after the selection
of the short list of US riders and mounts from which the final 5 will be
selected.

There are no announced plans for replacement.

USEF Personnel and High Performance Committee members are not commenting
upon the situation. The USEF Executive Committee will meet tomorrow to
finalize the decision.




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