Carroll with student Evan Lysacek at the 2007-2008 Grand Prix Final
|Full name||Francis M. Carroll|
|Country represented||United States|
|Born||1938 (age 74–75) 
|Former coach||Maribel Vinson|
Francis M. "Frank" Carroll (born March 1939, Worcester, Massachusetts) is an American figure skating coach and former competitive skater. He has coached three skaters to win the World Figure Skating Championships: Linda Fratianne, Michelle Kwan, and Evan Lysacek. His pupil, Evan Lysacek won the men's Olympic gold medal in 2010 at Vancouver.
He has been inducted into the World Figure Skating Hall of Fame,the United States Figure Skating Hall of Fame, the Professional Skaters Association Coaches Hall of Fame, and was the 1997 Olympic Coach of the Year.
Competitive and professional career 
Carroll grew up in Worcester, Massachusetts. When he was in his early teens, a skating rink opened in his neighborhood and he began skating, interested by the combination of artistry and athleticism. After graduating from the College of the Holy Cross in 1960 with a B.S. in Sociology, Carroll eventually moved to Winchester, Massachusetts and lived with his coach Maribel Vinson Owen and her daughters on weekends.
Carroll won the bronze medal on the junior level at the 1959 U.S. Championships. He won the silver medal on the junior level at the 1960 U.S. Championships behind Douglas Ramsay. Carroll turned professional after that and was skating with the Ice Follies at the time of the Sabena Flight 548 crash.
Carroll skated with the Ice Follies until 1964. He was accepted to law school at the University of San Francisco, but chose to pursue acting. He appeared in the background of several beach films, including The Loved One. He began coaching on the side to support himself and eventually decided to coach full-time. His most notable students have been Linda Fratianne, Michelle Kwan and Evan Lysacek. He was the head coach for the Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo, California. In 2011, he began coaching at a newly built rink in Cathedral City, California to be closer to his home in Palm Springs, California, one of his homes since the 1970s.
|U.S. Championships||3rd J.||3rd J.|
- J = Junior level
Coaching career 
Carroll's current and former students include:
- Nicole Bobek
- Christopher Bowman. Coached him to the U.S. National title and a World silver medal in 1989 and to a World Bronze medal in 1990.
- Tiffany Chin. Coached her to two World bronze medals.
- Ellie Kawamura.
- Mark Cockerell.
- Silvia Fontana
- Linda Fratianne. Coached her to two World Championships and to an Olympic silver medal in 1980.
- Timothy Goebel. Coached him to the 2002 and 2003 World silver medals and the 2002 Olympic bronze medal. Carroll ended his coaching relationship with Goebel in November 2004 following the 2004 NHK Trophy
- Kristiene Gong.
- Danielle Kahle.
- Jennifer Kirk.
- Carolina Kostner.
- Karen Kwan.
- Michelle Kwan. He coached her to four World Championships and to an Olympic silver medal in 1998. In the fall of 2001, Kwan and Carroll decided to end their coaching relationship. In interviews, Kwan said she needed to "take responsibility" for her skating.
- Beatrisa Liang.
- Evan Lysacek. He coached him to a World Championship in 2009 and an Olympic gold medal in 2010.
- Ye Bin Mok
- Daisuke Murakami.
- Mirai Nagasu (from May 2009 to April 2012)
- Angela Nikodinov.
- Denis Ten.
He has coached skaters to win the World Figure Skating Championships during the era of compulsory figures (Fratianne), after compulsory figures (Kwan), and under the ISU Judging System (Lysacek). He also coached Lysacek to an Olympic gold medal.
On March 6, 2007, it was announced that he was elected to the World Figure Skating Hall of Fame. He was inducted on March 22, 2007 during the 2007 World Figure Skating Championships, between the original dance and the men's free skate.
- Cohen, Rachel (February 18, 2010). "Frank Carroll finally coaches an Olympic gold medalist after 4 decades of producing champions". Associated Press (Star Tribune). "Frank Carroll is 71 and has been coaching for four decades, his skaters winning seven world titles and four Olympic medals."
- Hersh, Philip (February 19, 2010). "Lysacek, in the celebrity whirlwind, says he plans to continue competing". Los Angeles Times. "Carroll, 71, previously had two Olympic silver medalists, Linda Fratianne (1980) and Michelle Kwan (1998), both of whom were favored for gold."
- Francis M. Carroll profile - College of the Holy Cross, Class of 1960 yearbook at "College of the Holy Cross, Class of 1960, 50th Reunion, June 10 - 13, 2010, Men of 1960". "Francis M. Carroll. B.S. Sociology. Dean's List 2, 3, 4; Intramurals 1; French Club 1; Worcester Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Young Democrats Club 3, 4; Holy Cross Skating Representative in National Championships 1, 2, 3, 4; Olympic Skating Tryouts 4."
- Wilner, Barry (27 March 2009). "Frank Carroll has 3rd world champion". USA Today. Retrieved 27 March 2009.
- Smith, Beverley (1997). Talking Figure Skating: Behind the Scenes in the World's Most Glamorous Sport. McClelland & Stewart. ISBN 0-7710-8107-3.
- Kleinschmidt, Janice (July 2005). "Icebreaker". Palm Springs Life. Retrieved March 13, 2011.
- Longman, Jere (February 18, 1998). "The XVIII Winter Games: Figure Skating; Coach is Trying to Steer Kwan in Right Direction". The New York Times. "Later, as a student at Holy Cross, ... A junior-level medalist at the nationals, Carroll turned professional upon graduation in 1960 and joined the Ice Follies."
- "Carol Heiss Skating Champ". Lodi News-Sentinel. February 1, 1959. Retrieved February 28, 2010.
- Nichols, Nikki. Frozen in Time: The Enduring Legacy of the 1961 U.S. Figure Skating Team. Emmis Books, 2006. ISBN 1-57860-260-2.
- Milton, Steve (1998). Skate Talk: Figure Skating in the Words of the Stars. Firefly Books. ISBN 1-55209-209-7.
- Hersh, Philip (2012-04-06). "Nagasu hoping home fires will reignite hers". Chicago Tribune.
- Golinsky, Reut (October 21, 2011). "Frank Carroll: "You can't worry about numbers, you have to skate"". Absolute Skating. Retrieved October 27, 2011.
- Longman, Jere (January 21, 2010). "Skating Coach Waits for His Golden Moment". The New York Times. Retrieved March 13, 2011.
- Silvia Fontana at the International Skating Union
- DeWall, Lindsay (2004-11-08). "FIGURE SKATING: Timothy Goebel and Coach Frank Carroll Part Ways; Goebel to start training with Audrey Weisiger". United States Olympic Committee. Archived from the original on 2007-09-30. Retrieved 2007-07-19.
- Kristiene Gong at the International Skating Union
- Danielle Kahle at the International Skating Union
- Jennifer Kirk at the International Skating Union
- Carolina Kostner at the International Skating Union
- "Kwan says she's going to direct her own career". ESPN. 2001-10-23. Retrieved 2009-03-13.
- Beatrisa Liang at the International Skating Union
- Schmenner, Drew (March 13, 2011). "Legendary coach Frank Carroll had interesting journey to gold". The Desert Sun. Retrieved March 13, 2011.
- Brown, Mickey (August 10, 2012). "Carroll: 'He felt like something was missing'". Icenetwork.
- Ye Bin Mok at the International Skating Union
- Daisuke Murakami at the International Skating Union
- "Nagasu leaves Wong, moves to Carroll". 2009-05-20. Retrieved 2009-05-21.
- Angela Nikodinov at the International Skating Union
- Denis Ten at the International Skating Union
- "Mirai Nagasu to Train With Frank Carroll". IFS Magazine. May 20, 2009.
- Toyota Sports Center Instructor bio
- Carroll, Frank (April 20, 2008) (QuickTime). SkateCast_No14_FrankCarroll. with Allison Manley. http://web.mac.com/rogueelement/iWeb/skatecast/Podcast/1E0F2C32-5776-489D-98D5-B28A1492CE00.html.
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