Courtney Hicks Announces Coaching Change
(photo by Michelle Harvath)
"I want all the positive coaching I can get to help me reach my full potential," Hicks said. "I chose Ken as my directing coach due to his excellent technical skills and international experience with numerous skaters."
Congemi has been coaching for more than 30 years and has worked with U.S. and international medalists, including Olympic champion Evan Lysacek. A native of Commack, N.Y., Congemi started coaching while earning his degree in finance from Boston University.
"I am delighted to have the opportunity to work with such a talented and accomplished young lady," Congemi said.
Hicks, who placed sixth at the 2011 World Junior Championships, suffered a tibia fracture last October at a Junior Grand Prix (JGP) event in Italy after winning gold at JGP Australia the previous month. The injury, which required surgery, sidelined Hicks for the remainder of the 2012 season. She resumed training in February after receiving clearance from doctors.