On January 18, 2019 our beloved friend, mentor, student, and role model was taken from us way too soon. John Coughlin was an ambassador to figure skating and was loved by so many around the world. John lost everything....his name, reputation, his ability to earn a living and what he loved most, skating. Words on social media can be just as powerful as a bullet. Unfortunately, the accusations that were made public before no distinguishing factors about what’s actually being investigated led to so much misinformation being spread around. For John this was too much. He wanted to be heard but couldn’t be and wasn’t allowed to be. It’s with such heavy heart that we will be saying goodbye to this amazingly kind soul.
Ive set this page up to help his sister Angela and his father Mike with the financial burden of laying their brother/son to rest. I ask the skating world to rally together and please help his family in this unfortunate time of sorrow and need.
Thank you all ahead of time! Rest In Peace John Coughlin, you are very loved.