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Everything posted by Coach_K

  1. I have not followed the Evans brothers careers so I don’t remember what school they were at last, but IHSAA transfers deem the penalty be served at the next school. So if he had a suspension at School A (and didn’t have time to serve the penalty), School B must have him serve the penalty before allowing him to play. Hope that makes sense. (I’m not saying it’s right just the IHSAA rule.)
  2. I believe the bottom line is there have been many mass shootings and nothing has been done. I am not saying make a new law, but that is an option. There has been no increase in security measures done by the government. Trying something is better than doing nothing!
  3. This doesn’t cover what will happen if a pitcher throws over 120 pitches. If the pitcher starts the 7th inning with 119 pitches, what happens? With these rules in place now, the umpires should have control to stop the pitcher. They can pull out players in football due to safety why not the other sports?
  4. That would leave Mt. Vernon (Posey) and Booneville to join the PAC. That is an interesting thought. Would that makes sense for Washington and Princeton? I would argue it does for football, but probably not for other sports. How many schools in the conference have soccer, wrestling, baseball, softball, golf, tennis, swimming? But I like the outside the box thinking!
  5. Girls and ACLs when I was at Jasper and Vincennes Rivet. I know that's not a team, but I have seen a lot of girls with season ending injuries and some of them were multiple ACLs i.e. 2016-2017 and 2017-2018.
  6. Where is your proof of this? Specifically, you cited Coach Morrison should consider contraction. Why? Valid points,if you don't factor in that football is safer than it has ever been. This is true we are seeing more and more lay coaches, however this is due to the enormous responsibilities put on teachers. High stakes testing, low wages and now new professional responsibilities all allow an opportunity for others outside the world of education to coach. Take it from me lay coaches can be difficult to work with but they love the sport and want to coach it. Attendance might be down but I am pretty sure football games more than cover for their expenses. If online streaming is an issue... Do not sign off on it. You are correct. An AD's job is to ensure school policies are being followed and to take recommendations to the other administrators school board. Then the school board can decide what they want to do. So if you want contraction to happen so bad, get yourself elected to a school board and make it happen. Or you can just leave these schools alone and wait for the "I told you so" moment, which may or may not come.
  7. Unfortunately, a lot of young people feel like there is nothing to be optimistic about. My opinion: Yes
  8. DT you might be right, but have you been to Madison? Did you read the NY Times article? I went to college in Hanover only about 5 miles away. I know the city, some of the people and the history. The student-athletes there need football. Football provides the kids an opportunity to develop a bond, friendship and brotherhood not to mention keep the kids safe. The boys learn accountability and have the football staff looking out for them. The coaches at Madison educate their student-athletes about life as much as the game of football. You and I probably view success differently. Yes they might not be win on the gridiron, but who is it to say that winning is success for this community? Just because a team doesn't win doesn't mean it isn't successful. Coaches are with these guys for a minimum of 20 hours per week in season and countless hours out of season. We are positive role models who represent what their lives could become instead of what they see everyday. I'm only 34, but when former players come up and talk to me they appreciate how much work and time I gave them.
  9. Kids don't have parents anymore. They have friends. Friends who share their DNA and are responsible for them, but "Nobody puts Baby in a corner."
  10. I understand your frustration with the article, but Englehardt said there were several sources about the preliminary talks. (I want to know those sources.) He probably texted the questions because Mr. Lewis did not answer phone calls. Mr. Lewis could control the narrative with texting the answers back. (I've been there and done that in the past.)
  11. Here is an article for a few years ago about what Coach has done. I hope in his new role he can continue to be a positive role model and make a big impact in the Madison area! https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/08/sports/opioids-suicide.html
  12. Coach Morrison was a college teammate of mine and good guy. Good luck in your new role Coach Mo! https://madisoncourier.com/Content/Sports/Sports/Article/Madison-football-coach-Patric-Morrison-resigns-to-take-assistant-athletic-director-position/18/289/115225
  13. To your point, if school personnel can already have firearms on school property with authorization from the school board, is there a legal argument against it? If it is state law on the books, I would argue no.
  14. I am not sure how I feel about school personnel carrying because of the following questions: Does a teacher carrying make the school safer? Where do the majority of school shooting take place? (Classroom, common areas, hallways, etc.) When do these occurrences happen? (Is there a pattern?) Does the teacher with a gun pursue the school shooter? What happens if he/she breaks school protocol? What happens if another student gets shot by the teacher? Liability issues? What happens if the students find out a teacher is carrying?
  15. I don't know. I don't have answers. The problem is we know school shootings happen and instead of making meaningful change, politicians politicize the event. I don't care if you are R or D, they all do it. I would argue you fund education more and put more time and money into personnel. More counselors to serve the ever-changing student body. More teachers so they could get to know students better. More professional development aimed at understanding mental/emotional issues, recognizing signs. Referring to politicians --->Place an importance on the child and their actions not solely how they do on a test. <---
  16. I have numerous students (both now and in the past, both public and private schools) who believe school is the only safe place in their life. With each incident of a school shooting the anxiety levels of students, teachers and parents goes up. To do nothing is wrong. I would rather we take a shot at fixing the problem through legislation, rather than sit here and do nothing. Unfortunately, legislation would mean public education would receive more funding, and well, we are in Indiana. We simply cannot give more money to the schools even if that means the possibility of safer schools.
  17. When school boards take an active role in education, that is suppose to be a good thing. I mean that's why they were created. However in numerous cases, especially in small schools corporations, the school boards use the power to hire "their" people. Typically, they don't care about anyone else except themselves. I have heard stories from a former AD about taking names of coaches to the board but the board says, "No. We are hiring Mr. Smith. So get on board." I could go on and on about stories from school boards and principals from first hand accounts but I think all the educators on the GID understand. Nevertheless, sad state of affairs for the Eastern Greene students and community.
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