I can understand how a different approach may be beneficial but I imagine it must be a very difficult decision, The risk of moving to someone who has a different approach to skating is quite high with only 9 months until the olympics.
Mirai Nagasu the 2008 U.S. figure skating champion announced she will now train with Frank Carroll, coach of reigning men's world champion Evan Lysacek. Nagasu had worked with a team of coaches, with Charlene Wong having the main duties, since October 2006.
Caroline Zhang is already familiar with her new coach. Caroline announced she is ending her four-year partnership with Li Mingzhu and will now train with Charlene Wong. Wong most recently coached Mirai Nagasu, Zhang's close friend and main rival.
Reigning two-time US pairs figure skating champions Keauna McLaughlin and Rockne Brubaker will switch coaches to work with John Nicks ahead of the 2010 Winter Olympics.