Steve Potsklan

29 Reviews
Overall Recommendation
10%

Fordham University - Bronx, NY

Coed Swimming & Diving Head Coach, Women's Swimming & Diving Head Coach
Division: NCAA I
Conference: A-10
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Overall
1.9
Caring
2.2
Motivational
1.7
Knowledgeable
2.0
Honest
2.0
Overall
Caring
Motivational
Knowledgeable
Honest
1.9
2.2
1.7
2.0
2.0

Women's Swimming & Diving Head Coach

Date: July 23, 2020
Verified Athlete
1.2
Average Rating
Recommended
No
Overall
1
Caring
2
Motivational
1
Knowledgeable
1
Honest
1
Overall
Caring
Motivational
Knowledgeable
Honest
1
2
1
1
1
Steve is an outdated coach who does not know how to be honest with people or treat people with respect. He has not kept his knowledge of the sport up with modern times and does not understand how to make swimmers faster. Most swimmers do not improve on his team. Steve is also a liar to boot, he makes promises he can't keep and does not communicate.
1.2
Average Rating
Recommended
No

Women's Swimming & Diving Head Coach

Overall
1
Caring
2
Motivational
1
Knowledgeable
1
Honest
1
Overall
Caring
Motivational
Knowledgeable
Honest
1
2
1
1
1
Date: July 23, 2020
Verified Athlete
Steve is an outdated coach who does not know how to be honest with people or treat people with respect. He has not kept his knowledge of the sport up with modern times and does not understand how to make swimmers faster. Most swimmers do not improve on his team. Steve is also a liar to boot, he makes promises he can't keep and does not communicate.

Women's Swimming & Diving Head Coach

Date: July 19, 2020
Verified Athlete
4.0
Average Rating
Recommended
Yes
Overall
4
Caring
4
Motivational
4
Knowledgeable
5
Honest
3
Overall
Caring
Motivational
Knowledgeable
Honest
4
4
4
5
3
Steve is a good guy who knows a lot about swimming. He’s a good coach, just very different in his style.
4.0
Average Rating
Recommended
Yes

Women's Swimming & Diving Head Coach

Overall
4
Caring
4
Motivational
4
Knowledgeable
5
Honest
3
Overall
Caring
Motivational
Knowledgeable
Honest
4
4
4
5
3
Date: July 19, 2020
Verified Athlete
Steve is a good guy who knows a lot about swimming. He’s a good coach, just very different in his style.

Women's Swimming & Diving Head Coach

Date: July 18, 2020
Verified Athlete
3.2
Average Rating
Recommended
No
Overall
3
Caring
3
Motivational
3
Knowledgeable
3
Honest
4
Overall
Caring
Motivational
Knowledgeable
Honest
3
3
3
3
4
Thankfully, Coach doesn’t make D1 athletics unbearable/too difficult as many schools do.
3.2
Average Rating
Recommended
No

Women's Swimming & Diving Head Coach

Overall
3
Caring
3
Motivational
3
Knowledgeable
3
Honest
4
Overall
Caring
Motivational
Knowledgeable
Honest
3
3
3
3
4
Date: July 18, 2020
Verified Athlete
Thankfully, Coach doesn’t make D1 athletics unbearable/too difficult as many schools do.

Women's Swimming & Diving Head Coach

Date: July 17, 2020
Verified Athlete
1.2
Average Rating
Recommended
No
Overall
1
Caring
2
Motivational
1
Knowledgeable
1
Honest
1
Overall
Caring
Motivational
Knowledgeable
Honest
1
2
1
1
1
He has no idea how to actually train swimmers who don’t benefit from what are basically all sprint workouts. He also has no idea how to put together a conference team, or train people for a third event so almost everyone ends up swimming the 50 at co Terence.
1.2
Average Rating
Recommended
No

Women's Swimming & Diving Head Coach

Overall
1
Caring
2
Motivational
1
Knowledgeable
1
Honest
1
Overall
Caring
Motivational
Knowledgeable
Honest
1
2
1
1
1
Date: July 17, 2020
Verified Athlete
He has no idea how to actually train swimmers who don’t benefit from what are basically all sprint workouts. He also has no idea how to put together a conference team, or train people for a third event so almost everyone ends up swimming the 50 at co Terence.

Women's Swimming & Diving Head Coach

Date: July 14, 2020
Verified Athlete
1.2
Average Rating
Recommended
No
Overall
1
Caring
2
Motivational
1
Knowledgeable
1
Honest
1
Overall
Caring
Motivational
Knowledgeable
Honest
1
2
1
1
1
Steve is a good guy who beats around the bush. His clarity with athletes is not there and his effort is clearly lower than his previous years.
1.2
Average Rating
Recommended
No

Women's Swimming & Diving Head Coach

Overall
1
Caring
2
Motivational
1
Knowledgeable
1
Honest
1
Overall
Caring
Motivational
Knowledgeable
Honest
1
2
1
1
1
Date: July 14, 2020
Verified Athlete
Steve is a good guy who beats around the bush. His clarity with athletes is not there and his effort is clearly lower than his previous years.

Women's Swimming & Diving Head Coach

Date: October 23, 2019
Verified Athlete
1.8
Average Rating
Recommended
No
Overall
2
Caring
2
Motivational
2
Knowledgeable
2
Honest
1
Overall
Caring
Motivational
Knowledgeable
Honest
2
2
2
2
1
He doesn't seem to care about anything and gives little effort. He will tell us at practice to "go faster" and when his swimmers ask for advice and how, he responds with "find a way". He's a coach. He needs to give us tips and help us. He is disrespectful and closed minded. He is hard to talk to about things. He is horrible with communication
1.8
Average Rating
Recommended
No

Women's Swimming & Diving Head Coach

Overall
2
Caring
2
Motivational
2
Knowledgeable
2
Honest
1
Overall
Caring
Motivational
Knowledgeable
Honest
2
2
2
2
1
Date: October 23, 2019
Verified Athlete
He doesn't seem to care about anything and gives little effort. He will tell us at practice to "go faster" and when his swimmers ask for advice and how, he responds with "find a way". He's a coach. He needs to give us tips and help us. He is disrespectful and closed minded. He is hard to talk to about things. He is horrible with communication

Women's Swimming & Diving Head Coach

Date: April 17, 2019
Verified Athlete
2.2
Average Rating
Recommended
No
Overall
2
Caring
2
Motivational
2
Knowledgeable
3
Honest
2
Overall
Caring
Motivational
Knowledgeable
Honest
2
2
2
3
2
He claims to be very knowledgeable of the sport, but this knowledge is only conveyed to his favorites. He is difficult to communicate with, and he is too passive. He does not keep his team accountable and the continuously poor results from the men's team proves this. He needs to change if things are to improve, but it's clear he won't do that
2.2
Average Rating
Recommended
No

Women's Swimming & Diving Head Coach

Overall
2
Caring
2
Motivational
2
Knowledgeable
3
Honest
2
Overall
Caring
Motivational
Knowledgeable
Honest
2
2
2
3
2
Date: April 17, 2019
Verified Athlete
He claims to be very knowledgeable of the sport, but this knowledge is only conveyed to his favorites. He is difficult to communicate with, and he is too passive. He does not keep his team accountable and the continuously poor results from the men's team proves this. He needs to change if things are to improve, but it's clear he won't do that

Women's Swimming & Diving Head Coach

Date: March 27, 2017
Verified Athlete
1.4
Average Rating
Recommended
No
Overall
1
Caring
2
Motivational
1
Knowledgeable
1
Honest
2
Overall
Caring
Motivational
Knowledgeable
Honest
1
2
1
1
2
Steve is an outdated coach that refuses to change with the times. His methods are repetitive and relatively ineffective. If you are not on Steve's list of favorites, he hates you and will make it know he doesn't like you.
1.4
Average Rating
Recommended
No

Women's Swimming & Diving Head Coach

Overall
1
Caring
2
Motivational
1
Knowledgeable
1
Honest
2
Overall
Caring
Motivational
Knowledgeable
Honest
1
2
1
1
2
Date: March 27, 2017
Verified Athlete
Steve is an outdated coach that refuses to change with the times. His methods are repetitive and relatively ineffective. If you are not on Steve's list of favorites, he hates you and will make it know he doesn't like you.

Women's Swimming & Diving Head Coach

Date: March 26, 2017
Verified Athlete
1.2
Average Rating
Recommended
No
Overall
1
Caring
2
Motivational
1
Knowledgeable
1
Honest
1
Overall
Caring
Motivational
Knowledgeable
Honest
1
2
1
1
1
Steve is an excellent recruiter, but he is a horrible coach. He makes his swimmers feel small and unimportant. He pretends to be invested but it is clear he truly does not care. He only pays attention to swimmers on scholarships and ignores the rest of the team.
1.2
Average Rating
Recommended
No

Women's Swimming & Diving Head Coach

Overall
1
Caring
2
Motivational
1
Knowledgeable
1
Honest
1
Overall
Caring
Motivational
Knowledgeable
Honest
1
2
1
1
1
Date: March 26, 2017
Verified Athlete
Steve is an excellent recruiter, but he is a horrible coach. He makes his swimmers feel small and unimportant. He pretends to be invested but it is clear he truly does not care. He only pays attention to swimmers on scholarships and ignores the rest of the team.

Women's Swimming & Diving Head Coach

Date: March 26, 2017
Verified Athlete
1.2
Average Rating
Recommended
No
Overall
1
Caring
2
Motivational
1
Knowledgeable
1
Honest
1
Overall
Caring
Motivational
Knowledgeable
Honest
1
2
1
1
1
1.2
Average Rating
Recommended
No

Women's Swimming & Diving Head Coach

Overall
1
Caring
2
Motivational
1
Knowledgeable
1
Honest
1
Overall
Caring
Motivational
Knowledgeable
Honest
1
2
1
1
1
Date: March 26, 2017
Verified Athlete

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