Ex-diving coach told to leave U.S.

Ex-diving coach told to leave U.S.

There are 8 comments on the News Observer story from Mar 25, 2007, titled Ex-diving coach told to leave U.S.. In it, News Observer reports that:

An immigration judge in Atlanta on Friday ordered the deportation of former N.C. State University diving coach John Candler, who had coached at the school for more than 35 years before resigning in 2003.

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Happy

Gastonia, NC

#1 Mar 26, 2007
I am so happy to see him go. When I was young our team dove against his team he was such a jerk. He would scream and yell...very weird guy.
Jane AAHS 1968

Lansing, MI

#2 Mar 26, 2007
It has been a long wait, forty two years for me, but this has renewed my faith in justice in this country.
I hope if there are others who were afraid to come forward before or hesitant to seek help will now do so.
And you are correct, Happy, the guy was also a total jerk.
Former Candler Diver

Wilsonville, OR

#3 Jun 18, 2007
He may have been a jerk, but he was an excellent coach and I never had any problems with him. I know for a fact that one of those who made a complaint about him years ago did so only to get back at him for embarrassing her in public at a diving meet. Don't judge until you have all of the facts.
Stretchsportguy

AOL

#4 Nov 16, 2009
Jane, what happened? What's the story? You insinuate that something happened between you and Candler. Please be more specific. You want others to speak out but you only hinted that something happened. Again, what happened?
Stretchsportguy

AOL

#5 Nov 16, 2009
I have to wonder Former Candler Diver, if it is as you say then why would Candler confess to these doings both then and again years later for another incident? It doesn't add up. You hint at Candler's innocence yet he admits his guilt at great cost. What about Jane? Is Jane lying too? Is this a witch hunt? The witches at Salem went to their deaths professing innocence. But Candler professed guilt.
laura

UK

#6 Jul 19, 2013
I met him last week....guy seemed ok....teaching divibd lessons to kids....including my own
Incredible

Raleigh, NC

#7 Jul 20, 2013
Happy wrote:
I am so happy to see him go. When I was young our team dove against his team he was such a jerk. He would scream and yell...very weird guy.
So sorry you and your spouse were too cowardly to intervene and protect your child.
Jane

Okemos, MI

#8 Sep 21, 2013
laura wrote:
I met him last week....guy seemed ok....teaching divibd lessons to kids....including my own
Laura, please make sure you are aware of his history with young girls in Michigan and North Carolina when he lived in the states.

I was molested by Candler when I was a young swimmer in Ann Arbor, Michigan. This is where his first plea deal was struck (this was with another young girl as victim), I was never called to testify in that case but was interviewed by police.
I am the one who notified officials of the Ann Arbor case, not knowing there was another case in North Carolina. That is when he lost his job.
Later, I was contacted by the Department of Homeland Security in regards to his deportation out of North Carolina. I am sure there are official records somewhere that you could access, including my affidavit to Homeland Security and court documents pertaining to both 'official' cases.

I happened to do a search today and saw your recent post. I was unaware of this blog and that I had apparently been called out by previous posters.

Regardless, I am concerned that he is teaching young people again (although not surprised), but felt an obligation to tell you the history. He 'seemed ok' to me and my parents at first too.

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