Jimmy Morgan

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Personal Profile:
Jimmy Morgan (he/him) is a former national and international senior pairs competitor. Alongside partner Alex Shaughnessy, Jimmy medaled at the U.S. International Classic and competed at eight consecutive U.S. Championships. To fuel his innate love for performing, Jimmy transitioned from competitive skating to a career coaching Theatre On Ice of Boston (TOI). He has coached with the program since 2014. Jimmy has coached teams to five national medals including one gold medal in 2019. At the most recent Nations’ Cup competition in Epinal, France, Jimmy head coached the junior TOI team to a world silver medal. Additionally, Jimmy skates with Forte of Boston, the program’s senior team. He is the Assistant Artistic Director for TOI of Boston.

Jimmy enjoys working with students of all levels from those taking their first steps on the ice to skaters looking to improve their performance skills at the senior level. Jimmy assists with easing the transition into pair skating by providing partnering and coaching to those interested in learning the fundamentals of pairs skating. He is also excited to help build the Club’s Showcase program, creating even more opportunities for Club members interested in performing or skaters intrigued by the idea of a career in professional shows.

In his spare time, Jimmy is a Pro Ambassador for Athlete Ally, an organization committed to the fair inclusion of LGBTQ+ people in sports. He loves cooking, traveling, dancing, and watching too much Netflix. He can usually be found in the kitchen eating or playing ball with his rescue pup, Cali.

Formal Education:
B.S. Mass Communications/Public Relations, Boston University College of Communication

Coaching Philosophy:
Every skater has a special spark that can take them from average to extraordinary. It could be technical prowess, arena-filling performance skills, or even a passion for the lost art of figures. A coach’s job is to help find that spark and guide the skater as they take the reigns on their own skating career. The skater’s safety, physical health, and mental wellness should always be the top priority.

Coaching Since:
2012

PSA Ratings:
Basic Accreditation

PSA Rankings:

Students’ Competitive Achievements:
Theatre On Ice World Junior Silver Medalists (TOI)
TOI National Champions – Junior
Disney On Ice Cast Members

Last 4 Years – Students’ Competitive Achievements:
Theatre On Ice World Junior Silver Medalists (TOI)
TOI National Champions – Junior
Disney On Ice Cast Members

Disciplines:
Performance, Skating Skills, Theatre On Ice, Showcase, Choreography, Pairs

Show History:
Cast Member, Joy Skate Productions
Assistant Choreographer, An Evening with Champions
Choreographer, Ice Chips

Coaching Awards, Accomplishments & Seminars:
Walter and Irene Muehlbronner Scholarship – Professional Skaters Association

Skating Awards & Accomplishments:

Affiliation with U.S. Figure Skating, PSA, ISU:
Member, U.S. Figure Skating
Athlete Ally Pro Ambassador