Former swim coach Greg Winslow should have been fired sooner


greg winslowRead MercuryNews and seattlepi

The University of Utah should have fired former swim coach Greg Winslow by no later than early 2012 for alcohol abuse that was corrosive to the entire team, an independent investigation has found.

According to the findings revealed Tuesday, during his first two years, Winslow used psychological manipulation against his swimmers to motivate by fear. While some swimmers and assistant coaches considered his style to be creative and innovative, others considered it abusive and cruel with one assistant coaching saying, “Greg was a manipulator, not a motivator.”

But the review concluded Winslow, 38, did not physically or sexually abuse his swimmers or use racial discrimination in his six-year tenure.

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