USA Judo Statement Regarding Resignation of Coaching Director & Subsequent Vacancy
by USA Judo
On January 18, 2022, USA Judo was notified by the US Center for SafeSport of its initial sanctions issued to former USA Judo Board of Director, Serge Bouyssou, citing “failure to report” allegations.
On January 20, Mr. Bouyssou submitted his resignation to the USA Judo Board, denying the charges. Mr. Bouyssou’s resignation was accepted. Details of the sanctions can be found here on the Disciplinary Actions Page of USA Judo’s Website: (https://www.teamusa.org/usa-judo/about-us/governance/disciplinary-actions).
On January 25, 2022, the USA Judo Board of Directors met to discuss filling the coaching director vacancy and is in the process of following the appropriate procedures found in the organizational bylaws found here: https://www.teamusa.org/usa-judo/about-us/governance/usa-judo-bylaws (Sections 6.5 & 6.8).
USA Judo fully supports the US Center for SafeSport’s Policies and Methods. As always, USA Judo’s number one concern is the safety of members and encourages the review and use of SafeSport and grievance procedures found at the following locations on USA Judo’s Website:
All filings and reports are taken very seriously and can be filed directly with the US Center for SafeSport and/or USA Judo by name or anonymously.