Thanks for the responses everyone. I appreciate the diverse viewpoints. It was not a safety issue and it was done much more roughly than hands on shoulders to guide the athlete because they weren’t paying attention or in the way, all situations I wouldn’t have had a problem with. In retrospect though, I feel my overall low opinion of how this particular coach treats his athletes colored my opinion on this situation and in looking at this incident by itself instead of as a pattern of behavior, it would probably not bother me. As I think about it, I wouldn’t have given it a second thought if it had been literally any other coach at the meet. I guess I need to pay more attention to my pre-existing biases.