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Larry Van Wagner

Marist College - Poughkeepsie, NY

Men's Swimming & Diving Coach, NCAA I, Metro Atlantic (MAAC)

Women's Swimming & Diving Coach, NCAA I, Metro Atlantic (MAAC)

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1.9

Average rating

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1.9
Cool
1.6
Direct
2.4
Honest
2.3
Intense
2.3
Knowledgeable
1.7
Motivational
1.4

Ratings

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2.1

About 3 years ago

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1.6

About 3 years ago

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2.3

About 3 years ago

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Very old school, no nonsense attitude. Out-dated training techniques, garbage yardage, almost no sprint training.

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Very old school, no nonsense attitude. Out-dated training techniques, garbage yardage, almost no sprint training.

2.0

About 3 years ago

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Honest
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Intense
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Knowledgeable
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Motivational
1
1.0

About 3 years ago

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Honestly the worst coach I have ever had. Disrespectful, unprofessional, rude, and just nasty with his swimmers. Is also so weird and touchy with the women's team.

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Honestly the worst coach I have ever had. Disrespectful, unprofessional, rude, and just nasty with his swimmers. Is also so weird and touchy with the women's team.

1.4

About 3 years ago

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Larry VanWagner has affairs with the Diving coach Melanie Bolstad. Unsurprisingly, they are both horrible coaches and people. Instead of motivation and support, bullying and intimidation are their main methods of "coaching" ... if you could even call it that. He was also caught embezzling money from the Marist Swim Club.

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Larry VanWagner has affairs with the Diving coach Melanie Bolstad. Unsurprisingly, they are both horrible coaches and people. Instead of motivation and support, bullying and intimidation are their main methods of "coaching" ... if you could even call it that. He was also caught embezzling money from the Marist Swim Club.

1.3

Over 3 years ago

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Larry Van Wagner is a horrible man. He is demeaning toward his swimmers and will use any leverage he can to pounce on you. In this way he is both intimidating and promotes an agenda of domination. His workouts and knowledge of the sport are incredibly outdated and he refuses to adapt or take any suggestions. I could write an entire essay about him.

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Larry Van Wagner is a horrible man. He is demeaning toward his swimmers and will use any leverage he can to pounce on you. In this way he is both intimidating and promotes an agenda of domination. His workouts and knowledge of the sport are incredibly outdated and he refuses to adapt or take any suggestions. I could write an entire essay about him.

2.4

Almost 4 years ago

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LWV is that classic bad coach. If you are fast enough you can get away with whatever you want... examples: Him looking the other way to drugs/alcohol + financial compensation, which in that aspect makes Larry a bro. On the other hand he hasn't changed his workouts in four decades and doesn't understand the most basic swimming fundamentals.

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LWV is that classic bad coach. If you are fast enough you can get away with whatever you want... examples: Him looking the other way to drugs/alcohol + financial compensation, which in that aspect makes Larry a bro. On the other hand he hasn't changed his workouts in four decades and doesn't understand the most basic swimming fundamentals.

1.1

Almost 4 years ago

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If there were lower ratings I would have gave them. To say he was the worst coach I ever had would be a compliment. Larry Vanwagner is the worst person I've ever met. To start, Marist caught him stealing from the team so idk why he's still there. In A nutshell, lvw is an arrogant, rude, cheating, stealing asshole who knows nothing about swimming

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If there were lower ratings I would have gave them. To say he was the worst coach I ever had would be a compliment. Larry Vanwagner is the worst person I've ever met. To start, Marist caught him stealing from the team so idk why he's still there. In A nutshell, lvw is an arrogant, rude, cheating, stealing asshole who knows nothing about swimming

1.4

Almost 4 years ago

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Motivational
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Comments

Ignorant and disrespectful.

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Ignorant and disrespectful.