At the same time, however, there are a few reasons why these types of relationships do not harm anyone.
It’s not necessarily that the relationship is, in fact, ‘unprofessional’; it’s the fear that the coach will start coaching in a manner that shows favoritism.
Not to mention the coach’s coaching ability and the desire to win will basically vanish.
Nothing illegal is truly being committed in these situations, but most universities do have policies put in place to prevent such relationships.
Athletes need to be able to trust in their coaches.
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Tennis players freely grunt, moan and groan – Maria Sharapova’s on-court noises have been registered at 101 decibels.
Their dazzlingly white clothes immediately mark them out from the masses.
Hopefully we can weigh out both options before we jump to a hasty conclusion and begin judging others if they decide to make a decision such as this.