Coach who defended Nassar parts ways with USA Gymnastics

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — USA Gymnastics has parted ways with recently hired coach Mary Lee Tracy because Tracy tried to contact Aly Raisman, one of Larry Nassar’s most outspoken victims.

Only three days after being hired as the program’s elite development coordinator, Tracy posted on social media Friday that she was asked to resign after trying to contact Raisman to apologize, and in the hopes “we could work together to make our sport better and learn from all the mistakes of the past.”

USA Gymnastics said in a statement that Kelly inappropriately contacted Raisman, who is suing the federation, and was critical of Kelly’s hiring because the coach had previously defended Nassar.

Raisman, a three-time Olympic champion, tweeted after Tracy’s hiring, calling it “a slap in the face for survivors, and further confirmation that nothing at @USAG has changed.”