Aldrich is one of 3 women to come forward with allegations against Rembao who has been suspended by SafeSport. Rembao has many prominent coaching stops during his career including Stanford, Texas, Cal, Arizona, etc.
Christine Brennan wrote:
“I was 17 years old but had the maturity level of a 13-year-old when it came to dating,” Aldrich said. “That’s how he preyed on me. He was grooming me by calling me beautiful and sexy. He had me in love with him even before he touched me.”
In August 1996, Rembao accompanied Aldrich, then 18, on a flight to Sydney, Australia, where she was going to compete in the world junior track and field championships. Aldrich said that while they were seated next to each other on the long flight, Rembao covered her with a blanket and penetrated her with his fingers.
“He told me that we were now members of the mile-high club,” Aldrich said. “He said he was going to leave his wife for me. He had me convinced that I could never be an Olympic athlete without him being my coach.”