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Former Coach for Men's Lacrosse at Grand Canyon University - [add camp link]

Knowledge of SportB-
Technical TrainingB-
Game StrategyB-
Communication SkillsB-
Cares for Athlete's Well-BeingB-
Organizational SkillsB
Dedication and Loyalty to ProgramB
Fairness of Playing TimeB
Openness to Student AthletesB
Quality of StaffB
Quality of PracticesB
Overall GradeB

Would you play for this coach? (again)
Yes: 80.0%
No: 20.0%

General Comments, Funny Stories, etc.

"Coach Rapkin made me a better man. He believed in me when no one else would and I had the privilege of being coached by him for 3 years. We won the College National Championship 2 of those years! Coach Rapkin tells it to you honestly and with love no matter if he's congratulating you on scoring a goal or telling you how you can learn from a mistake. I'm so grateful for being coaching by him and my life has changed very positively as a result. I wish more players could be mentored by a man as great as him." - 10/17/2018

"Coach Rapkin is very fair and responsible coach. He has the competency and passion to run a successful NCAA lacrosse program. His game plans and strategy are very effective and successful. His ability to develop and advance player's stick skills and overall game is second to none. He treats his players very well and it is proven in his successful recruiting. Coach Rapkin is a VERY GOOD coach and leader." - 9/27/2011

"Coach Rapkin-Honest, communicative and motivated winner. At Dominican College (DC) Lacrosse (2010) endured three 1 goal losses to top teams that would have given Dominican College first winning season in history. Adelphi scored winning goalon a pass into goal area with 22 seconds remaining.One goal game game in 4th quarter with Mercyhurst also that year.The follwing season Mercyhurst vs Adelphi in Div II National Championship!Great experiences with Rapkin, wish he never left." - 9/8/2011

"Worst Coach I have ever played for. I played lacrosse, football, hockey, and other sports my entire life. I would definitely quit and urge my teammates to do the same if he took over the team we were playing for. He treats players like dirt, belittles and demeans players all day every day during practice, in general conversation, etc. and he doesn't have the technical knowledge of the game to make up for treating players so poorly. The only thing worse than his attitude is his knowledge of the game. He refuses to answer comprehensive questions about play or game planning, getting frustrated and yelling that you as a player must be too stupid to understand. We came to the realization he does not have the tools as a lacrosse coach to answer what he considers such difficult questions. He lies to players, parents, athletic personnel, whatever it takes to pass the buck and make himself look good. We lost more than half of our players in one season because of him, some were cut but most quit because coach rapkin reduced our main love, lacrosse, to the one thing we each loathed about our day to day lives. He hit a player not wearing equipment in the head with a ball out of frustration, a player that later quit the program.(from my research it seems this is one of many NCAA violations he committed) If there were a lower grade I would employ it. I don't understand how anyone could have a good experience playing for Rapkin with everything we all had to endure." - 4/10/2011

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Grand Canyon University Men's Lacrosse Win Loss Records

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id cid spid Year Head Coach Winning % Wins Losses Ties Championships / Awards  
185066 5513 10 2014 Manny Rapkin .714 10 4 0 SLC League Playoffs, Ranked #14 Nationally in Division1
158323 5513 10 2013 Manny Rapkin .571 8 6 0 SLC Coach of the Year, SLC League Champions, MCLA National Tournament Team
105594 5513 10 2012 Manny Rapkin .882 15 2 0 SLC League Champions, MCLA National Quarterfinalist
78862 30121 10 2011 Jeffrey Guy .286 4 10 0 -
12889 25808 10 2010 Adam Marshall .250 3 9 0 -
187387 25808 10 2009 Adam Marshall ? 0 0 0
187388 25808 10 2008 Adam Marshall ? 0 0 0

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