The article by Amy Rosewater was published on Icenetwork today (link can't be posted here in The Edge).
ETA link to the official USFS press release, also published today: http://www.usfsa.org/Story.asp?id=46246&type=mediaNicks said day one went well, but called this period "the honeymoon." His top goal for Wagner, who placed third at nationals in 2008 and 2010 but dropped to sixth this year, is for her to "finally reach her full potential." By that, he said he means for her to push the envelope with both her artistic and technical skating.
"Often you get the athlete who is very athletic or very artistic but you don't often get both," Nicks said. "Ashley seems to have a good blend. Now I want her priority to be her training."
"This is all completely new to me," Wagner said. "It's going to be 100 percent skating, skating, skating. I know he's tough, but I'm going out there, and I want someone who is going to kick my butt into shape."
(6/14/11) - Ashley Wagner announced today she will begin training with John Nicks and Phillip Mills at the Aliso Viejo Ice Palace in Aliso Viejo, Calif. Wagner spent the last three years being coached by Priscilla Hill at the Skating Club of Wilmington in Wilmington, Del.
"We are excited to work with an established elite athlete such as Ashley," Mills said. "She comes from a solid coaching background. We want to help her continue to develop her aggressiveness and consistency as she heads into the upcoming season."