m'ville coach
Center State member too

Whitesboro, NY

#21 Oct 2, 2013
So I see that I have paid fees to a coach and that is not the coach she presented herself to be, and worse than that she has no personal ethic code of conduct either. Come on Morrisville, if I am going to pay for lessons and be part of your facility at least let the coach have a conscience and own the things she has done...like admitting that she submitted a false resume etc...this is really too much. I am ready to leave this "club" altogether and yes, "one bad apple" can spoil the whole bunch. Get rid of the rotten coach and let the club live on. Do you really think she should be allowed to represent Morrisville as a "Top Coach" - "Director " , what ever her title is? Our Kids that skate there and know of this ,(and they do know,) have to learn that there are consequences for any and all actions in life. She brought this on herself.
Just wondering

Whitesboro, NY

#22 Oct 3, 2013
So does anyone know if M'ville has cut Julia loose?
Center State member

Lowville, NY

#23 Oct 3, 2013
Not sure what her status is. There have been many complaints about her resume,her fees, and her damaged reputation. Decision is with the rink manager and the board. It's certainly not a secret anymore; parents, kids and other coaches know what's happened. Personally, I don't see how we can let her continue to represent the club. If she stays, we'll be the laughingstock of the figure skating community. How do you let someone stay who has been judged by an impartial group to have misled her students, parents and employers? Even worse-no remorse, no apologies, no "I'm sorry". Just more denial, more excuses, and more attempts to explain it away, wait for the 6 months and then hope it goes away. "Miss Julia"-put up or shut up.
If this is a mistake as you claim, then document your claims and it's over. If you can't document your resume, the resign and stop blaming everyone else for your mistakes.
skater parent

Lowville, NY

#24 Oct 5, 2013
Well said! If this could all be cleared up, as she says, then do it! But let's face it. If it could have been cleared up, it would have. Ball's in Center State boards court: Keep her and deal with the fallout from other clubs and parents, or find someone who will better represent the club. If she stays, this will not go away like she hopes. She's the one who said she was the victim. Wrong! the victims here are the people she accused in Clinton and even her supporters who now know the truth.
Confused

Buffalo, NY

#25 Oct 5, 2013
So much time has passed since this all started, I get the feeling nothing will change. She's a great skater and I believe that out weighs any indiscretions she has whether it's business or pleasure and we all know there's been plenty of both.
There's a reason she's gotten this far with the resume presents, I don't think anybody really cares, or cares enough to put it to an end.
Has anyone contacted Amherst, if she's even still there to get their take? There is strength in numbers and maybe that will tip the scales.
Mville skaters parent

Boonville, NY

#26 Oct 5, 2013
This is nothing but someone trying to sabotage someone else's reputation. People who have nothing better to do with there lives then trash someone else needs to find a hobby and get a life. I think that miss Julia is a wonderful person and coach and has worked wonders with my child. If you have a personal problem with her maybe you need to act like an adult and confront her or call her yourself because by posting on this has made you look like a real jerk. And furthermore sometimes there are reasons for why people keep some things private, I for 1 can't think of 1 person who doesn't have a skeleton or 2 in there closet.
Confused

Buffalo, NY

#27 Oct 5, 2013
I have no doubt that she has worked wonders with your child but the question is, without the allegedly trumped up resume, would she be there to work those wonders.
If she was an educator that got her job based on a false resume, shed be gone but this is just ice skating.
She really is a wonderful woman, I wish her all the best but if the resume is not accurate, she does need to make things right.
skater parent

Lowville, NY

#28 Oct 5, 2013
There's no need for anyone to try and sabotage her reputation. Sh'e done that all by herself. Whether she stays or goes, her professional reputation is shot. Of course, we now know it was apparently never there in the first place. And yes, I will be confronting her (along with many other angry parents) in the near future. "Miss Julia" has a lot to answer for, including what she has charged for the past few years based on that professional experience she claimed. Just wait until she shows up outside the friendly confines of Center state. Trust me, you will get your wish-she will be confronted repeatedly. If you think she's under a microscope now, just wait. People will laugh in her face.(And learn to spell-it's THEIR)
mville skater parent

Watertown, NY

#29 Oct 5, 2013
You are an absolute douche..and yes please correct that too..You do what you got to do but why don't you leave you coward. My name is Jenn Meeker and I hope you have all intention's of introducing yourself to me!!!!!!!
mville skater parent

Watertown, NY

#30 Oct 5, 2013
sorry let me correct myself "your name":)
local coach

Lowville, NY

#31 Oct 5, 2013
Been reading the posts, all from parents and probably skaters. FYI-Miss Julia has worn out her welcome with the coaches too. All of us have EARNED our ratings, whatever they may be. We are disgusted. No sympathy or respect from those I've talked to. She will not be welcome at the competitions I attend.
skater parent

Lowville, NY

#32 Oct 5, 2013
mville skater parent-Nice mouth!What a class act! No wonder you're defending her; she's the perfect coach for your kid. Two peas in a pod.(And it's INTENTIONS-I guess you had a little trouble with elementary grammar.)
Mville skaters parent

Boonville, NY

#33 Oct 5, 2013
Grammar police and a douche.. Put your name on here at least I have balls and as for class that's not up for you to decide. Get a life!
Confused

Fairport, NY

#34 Oct 5, 2013
Really, she's a figure skating coach. Maybe she's in the witness protection program and on paper has no background under her new name.
It makes as much sense as anything else. Each of you, do a Google search on yourself,something comes up, search her, nothing. Just saying.
skater parent

Lowville, NY

#35 Oct 6, 2013
Another classy reply! But I'll give you credit. At least you spelled everything correctly. As for "your balls" as you put it, I assume you meant that as a metaphor. Once again, you prove my point. I understand completely why you defend Miss Julia; she's your soul mate. But guess what? I'll bet YOU never lied on a resume. And if you did and were questioned, I'll bet you'd admit it. Defend her if you want to, but you cannot defend her actions. And it really doesn't matter anyway; whether she stays or goes, she's through in CNY
Mville skaters parent

Boonville, NY

#36 Oct 6, 2013
Let's not make this about you and I . As I stated previously my son has fallen in love with the ice and skating because of Julia Roach and her passion for skating. Her commitment to seeing that he becomes better is what she is all about. You clearly have a personal agenda as you have made this about her life and not what she has done for the program. You are very busy trying to ruin someone's life so I see you still haven't had the time to put your name on here. Hide behind that screen internet tough girl..........
skater parent

Lowville, NY

#37 Oct 6, 2013
I'm sincerely glad that your son is involved in skating, but there are a lot of good coaches. Just as I do not know what goes on at Mville, you do not know the history behind the grievance-her accusations about everyone trying to get her, her claims of innocence,etc. Remember, this was not an investigation by a club, this was handled by figure skating's governing body. They found the fault, not us. This isn't about her life; it's about ethics. Like someone said before, if she'd owned up this would all be over. She's continued this charade, not us. And we're not ruining her life. She's doing this to herself.
Need to know

Whitesboro, NY

#38 Oct 15, 2013
Can anyone tell me what, if anything, is happening with Julia, as far as her coaching goes? Is M'ville keeping her? Everything seems to be top secret out there. Some action that is both just and fair to skaters , parents, and associates of that facility needs to be taken. How long can this go on? Major confusion to those of us trying to keep our kids on the ice and show them the right and wrong way to do things. Can't wait for this to be DONE!
Decision Time

Whitesboro, NY

#39 Oct 16, 2013
Hey all you skater parents, coaches, people involved with M'ville...can someone please let the rest of us know why this person, Julia, is still on the ice and still giving lessons? Wake up, time to let her move on,(if she can) to where I don't know, but leaving this area would be her best bet. This isn't going away any time soon, at least as long as she stays! No one can believe a word out of her mouth anymore she has done this all by herself and the powers that be (PSA) has found her out. Sad Julia, but go away already and let M'ville club live on. You stay and nothing good will ever come of that club now. You had your chance and blew it!!
In the know

Utica, NY

#40 Oct 22, 2013
Word is Miss Julia will not be fired, but the position will be advertised and Miss Julia will not be rehired. Other coaches have been asked if they have any interest.

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