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Re: Can someone explain to me what's up with alumni support for swimming?

Hi, new here. I am a pretty recent UVA mens swim dive alumni which may or may not be a new perspective here.

I do not really engage with many of the alumni, new or old for various reasons but I do follow social media.
It has been highlighted before, but most of the alumni base was very loyal to Dino and for good reasons and just like any other program or sport, when a new coach takes or for a coach that has been with the program for basically forever and it revered, his actions are scrutinized more.

You can see a difference in the reaction based on the age of the alumni. I was near the end of Dino's tenure and I view my class as kind of at the splitting point. Older alumni still harbor some resentment not necessarily towards coach Busch but towards the athletic department as a whole. The newer alumni are obviously much fewer in number but have little to no resentment over the whole debacle and are very proud supporters of the program. Give it time, the damage may be done to the program but the alumni will come around. There are a few alumni I know who are stubborn and will never come to fully support the program like they did (older alumni from the 80s and 90s) but I believe most have become to come around or will come around shortly.

Anyways, thats my opinion.

(In response to this post by Hoos in da house)

Posted: 03/30/2017 at 09:27AM


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