by Irvin Muchnick
James Scott MacFarland, the coach whose grooming and abuse of then 17-year-old Sarah Ehekircher in the 1980s has led to a reopened investigation by the new U.S. Center for SafeSport, a meeting next week between Ehekircher and USA Swimming chief Tim Hinchey, and the interest of Colorado congresswoman Diana DeGette, has been removed from the website of the Magnolia Aquatic Club outside Houston, where he has been coaching.
Magnolia has done various rearranging and editing of MacFarland’s bio and removal of his photo in the weeks since Concussion Inc. first reported Ehekircher’s allegations on March 6. But now MacFarland appears to have no public presence at all with the team. We will seek comment from head coach Terry G. Jones, who has not responded to previous queries.
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