University of Michigan Hires–Then Fires–Gymnastics Coach
The University of Michigan announced last week that they had hired Rhonda Faehn to be a gymnastics coach for the university's gymnastics program. Faehn was the former Vice President of USA Gymnastics and according to a report from WILX, she is believed to be the first USAG official that was told of Larry Nassar's abuse. News of the hiring decision spread quickly on social media and was met with much criticism.
The update this morning is that officials with the university have changed their mind and have fired Faehn. Here's the statement that was released Sunday night from Warde Manuel, the Athletic Director at the University of Michigan:
"I have come to the conclusion that it is not in the best interest of the University of Michigan and our athletic program to continue the consulting contract with Rhonda Faehn," said Warde Manuel, the university's Donald R. Shepherd Director of Athletics. "It was the wrong decision, and I apologize. Our student-athletes are our highest priority and I want to do everything in my power to support them fully and put the focus back on their athletic performance."