Laczkoski finds a home at Notre Dame-Fairfield

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Five years ago, Vin Laczkoski was stuck in basketball purgatory. The once highly successful varsity boys basketball coach at Trumbull, Stratford and Norwalk, who had also coached a few years at the University ...

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woody

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best oaoch in the state of ct,hands down
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typo i mean coach
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Heard from the grapevine he is emotionally abusive to his players. Word has it 2 Varsity players have quit the squad in the the past few weeks b/c Coach just can't control himself.
Seems like he can't run away from his 'volatile past.'

For a Catholic School, the administration should be ashamed of themselves to allow this to continue. Now that these allegations have been reported to the school, I am assuming action will be taken.

I sure hope there is an investigation into his behavior.
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I am going to the board about this, it clearly states that he is holding illegal activities with his team

It was 12 months a year, seven days a week, three hours a day. It was a whole new deal when he came in." Matt Caufield

I mean come on there is no denying it his own player said it, also I am sure these kids were not just conditioning but putting in there offense and defense. Kids quitting and transferring is not acceptable and healthy for any child.
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HS BB fan wrote:
Heard from the grapevine he is emotionally abusive to his players. Word has it 2 Varsity players have quit the squad in the the past few weeks b/c Coach just can't control himself.
Seems like he can't run away from his 'volatile past.'
For a Catholic School, the administration should be ashamed of themselves to allow this to continue. Now that these allegations have been reported to the school, I am assuming action will be taken.
I sure hope there is an investigation into his behavior.
I heard thru the grapevine that the kids quit cause they we're soft and they we're losing playing time to freshmen who were hungry!
HS BB fan

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I heard thru the grapevine that the kids quit cause they we're soft and they we're losing playing time to freshmen who were hungry!
Nope, the facts are the facts. You are wrong.
The principal was told about what was going on.
We'll see if coach in confronted of things get swept under the rug.
The guy is a ticking time-bomb.
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Regional Coach wrote:
I am going to the board about this, it clearly states that he is holding illegal activities with his team
It was 12 months a year, seven days a week, three hours a day. It was a whole new deal when he came in." Matt Caufield
I mean come on there is no denying it his own player said it, also I am sure these kids were not just conditioning but putting in there offense and defense. Kids quitting and transferring is not acceptable and healthy for any child.
Everyone knows he has been breaking CIAC rules by holding off season practice. No one has ever done anything about it. Why not?
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I heard thru the grapevine that the kids quit cause they we're soft and they we're losing playing time to freshmen who were hungry!
No not going for it at all. Vinny should not be coaching at the high school level he is a good coach there are alot of good coaches.

Pfohl/Shamas
Monetelli/Watts
Dudunksi/Donnelly
& myself

High SChool basketball is getting to the point where it is political and you want to know something Vinny is getting these kids in this school through other sources and illegal practices and things of that nature.

THIS IS HORRIBLE and so is HE.
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High SChool basketball is getting to the point where it is political and you want to know something Vinny is getting these kids in this school through other sources and illegal practices and things of that nature.
Any other coach gets caught practicing in off season, they get reported to the CIAC. Sanctions brought against him, the program and the school.
Why not this guy??

Why is it OK for a coach of a HS Catholic School BB squad to verbally assault his players?
They may be a game away from a title but from what I hear, morale is low and this guy should be be held accountable.

Maybe the parents just dont care.
Maybe the CIAC doesnt either.

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Mar 6, 2009
 
Since when is winning the SWC championship such a big deal? Get to the state finals and then you can talk about Notre Dame.
Robert

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Since when is winning the SWC championship such a big deal? Get to the state finals and then you can talk about Notre Dame.
Sounds like it is not so much the ND team that is being discussed here as it is the possible trouble swirling around the coach.
The guy is bad news. From what I hear he berates his players and directs pretty foul language towards them.Causing 2 to quit just recently.
To bad for those 2 players that they wont benefit from the league championship.
They should be on the bench and the coach should quit.
Also makes his own rules completely disregarding the states rules.
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Mike BPT wrote:
Since when is winning the SWC championship such a big deal? Get to the state finals and then you can talk about Notre Dame.
It is not the fact that they might win the SWC Champ but the fact that VINNY is a LIAR CHEATER and RECRUITER

John from Kolbe
Kurt from Hillhouse

Are very good friends of mine and I know them personally and they do not recruit and have won State Champs and League Champs

Where can I send information now that should be used against a coach to where can i send it?

This will be delt with.
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Mar 6, 2009
 
I understand that people want to "gang up" on people through words and paper. And it's easy that way. I just want to know why people care so much about attacking this coach when all they do are go to games (or "listen through the grapevine"). If people are true coaches and teachers, I don't see how anyone can make EVERYONE happy. And as far as illegal practices go -- maybe if this state actually changed some rules -- our kids would be better players, going to better schools......just leave the ND coach be.
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Mar 6, 2009
 
It appears to me that there is some real hostility towards this coach!

Well why doesn't the CT Post do some investigative reporting on this coach because it sounds like there is a lot of Violations, and Player Abuse.

How can this article praise a coach who has a history of abuse?

Why doesn't Sean Patrick contact the school? The CIAC?
concerned parent Monroe

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Mar 6, 2009
 
Are you kidding praising this guy! Do some real reporting rather than this puff piece.Call the athletic director and see if he responds when you ask him whether the coach is presently under investigation by the school for allegations of verbally abusing players and conducting illegal off-season practices. The ND players are great kids and deserve a shot at a title but this guy couldn't cut it in two other programs, and his conduct is disgraceful.
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Mar 6, 2009
 
I heard that the two kids that quit were starters. WHat's wrong with a program when boys that have worked to achieve that goal walk away?? Come on Fr. Bill is this what you want
BBALL FAN

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I heard thru the grapevine that the kids quit cause they we're soft and they we're losing playing time to freshmen who were hungry!
Who posted this comment, Vinnie? Soft is his favorite word. The kids who quit were tough kids. One of them had just won the starting job and was told he was next year's captain. The other was a two year starter. Give me a break!!!
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Nope, the facts are the facts. You are wrong.
The principal was told about what was going on.
We'll see if coach in confronted of things get swept under the rug.
The guy is a ticking time-bomb.
Who are you???
You do not have the guts to use your name then you have no relivence. I have known Vinny all of my life. He is a true coach that gives his all to his players. This is varisty basketball , not 7 year old rec league where everyone should get a trophy. Parents get disgruntle when their little boy gets yelled at and not enough playing time.
Is this sour grapes toward Coach L????
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woody wrote:
typo i mean coach
you had it right the first time ouchis the better word
Cathy from Bridgeport

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Former State Champ Coach wrote:
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It is not the fact that they might win the SWC Champ but the fact that VINNY is a LIAR CHEATER and RECRUITER
John from Kolbe
Kurt from Hillhouse
Are very good friends of mine and I know them personally and they do not recruit and have won State Champs and League Champs
Where can I send information now that should be used against a coach to where can i send it?
This will be delt with.
Hello, he does not have funds to recruite with get your facts straight. How can you do illegal recruiting without any funds???? I know that Kolbe has a lot of funds through the Angel Program
Get the facts before you run your mouth!

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