View Poll Results: Who is your favorite coach

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  • Frank Caroll

    18 15.52%
  • Igor Shpilband and Marina Zoueva

    14 12.07%
  • Rafael Arutunian

    6 5.17%
  • Tatiana Tarasova

    17 14.66%
  • Nikolai Morozov

    4 3.45%
  • John Nicks

    7 6.03%
  • Alexei Mishin

    18 15.52%
  • Don Laws

    1 0.86%
  • Yao Bin

    9 7.76%
  • Someone else

    22 18.97%
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    Custom Title Phoenix347's Avatar
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    Who is your favorite coach?

    Tell us who is your favorite coach and why.

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    Frank Carroll is my favorite coach. He was a student of Mirabel Vincent-Owen and has passed on her skating philosphy to many skaters over the years. He "created" Michelle and is now Mirai's coach. I expect great things from Mirai and think she is fortunate to have Frank as her coach.

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    I second Janetfan. He certainly seem to be a good at helping skaters find their style and consistency, although he's no magician (Bebe Liang.) People say he is known for making his skaters do full run throughs all the time. Is this true? I'm always confused by this. Why WOULDN'T a skater do a full run through?

    Seems like some notable names are missing from this list. Galina. Brian Orser. Richard Callaghan. The Scotvolds. (or are they retired?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Layfan View Post
    I second Janetfan. He certainly seem to be a good at helping skaters find their style and consistency, although he's no magician (Bebe Liang.) People say he is known for making his skaters do full run throughs all the time. Is this true? I'm always confused by this. Why WOULDN'T a skater do a full run through?

    Seems like some notable names are missing from this list. Galina. Brian Orser. Richard Callaghan. The Scotvolds. (or are they retired?)
    It's too bad that the you can only list maximum of 10 choices in the poll. I wanted to add more folks like Orser, Tom Zakrajsek and Galina but I tried to put up a mix of long time coaches and recently popular coaches. I wish poll were allowed to have more than 10 choices.
    Last edited by Phoenix347; 10-07-2010 at 08:31 PM.

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    she takes the audience on her journey of emotions Layfan's Avatar
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    Well, there's always the someone else option

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    One of those polls I can't choose a single option for...so I won't vote.

    I really like Frank Carroll, Alexei Mishin, and Tatiana Tarasova. And of course, Brian Orser.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Layfan View Post
    Well, there's always the someone else option
    Speaking of the someone else option - what about Carlo Fassi, who coached Olympic champions Peggy Fleming, Dorothy Hamill, John Curry and Robin Cousins. He also coached World champion Jill Trenary.

    Fassi also worked for a time with Scott Hamilton, Paul Wylie and also coached Julie Lynn Holmes and Emi Watanabe, the first Japanese skater to ever win a medal at Worlds.

    Like John Nicks, he came to America after the '61 air tragedy to help rebuild US Skating.

    If resumes count, Fassi's is second to none.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JcH8engIO_E


    ETA: I am sure I left out some very good skaters Carlo coached.
    Here is one - Caryn Kadavy - in a medal winning LP from '87 Worlds.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yD5Xsuk440k
    Last edited by janetfan; 10-09-2010 at 09:58 AM.

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