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CoachNolting

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  1. lol. I see your point. Maybe a container ship is a better analogy...
  2. Remember Takes a lot longer to turn around a cruise ship then it does a speed boat.
  3. We need to do a better job of educating our young people on drivers education.... I have seen in the past 3 months a huge increase in the number of student athletes dying in car accidents. We lost 3 young people at North Central, Then Terre Haute lost a student, then East Central and now most recently, KeShawn Smith of Bethany Christian. Admittedly, I do not know the specifics behind each accident. In North Central case, excessive speed was the issue, I read in KeShawn's case his vehicle crossed the center line. I think we need to take a long look at our drivers education process. When I was in school, you had to log hours upon hours in the car with the instructor. Nowadays, parents are just signing off on drive time hours and kids are getting behind the wheel. I had to have a discussion with a student this year while I was at NC about stopping when the school bus arms where extended - even if you are on the other side of the road. I do not know the answers... but I am saddened and sickened that we are losing so many young people behind the wheel and I am left with 100 unanswered questions in the aftermath of devastation.. Its been 6 student athlete related deaths behind the wheel in Indiana since December that I'm aware of. Players reading this forum. Please slow down, Please wait to send the text, wait to change that song on your phone, Please do not drive distracted. We love you and when we lose you, please understand a piece of us dies as well. When I was notified by Kegan's mother he has passed, I collapsed, my soul and spirit was crushed. I can honestly say that it changed me as a coach, and as a man. Speaking at his service was the hardest thing I have ever had to do. I know that I never want to hang another jersey in my office of a player we lost too soon - We need to do a better job as educators, parents, and adults of helping our young people understand and respect the privileged of driving. We need to take the extra time as parents to make sure we are truly preparing our young people as they get behind the wheel. We need to do a better job...
  4. We will likely be 4A - But I agree Muda69 - Love my job!
  5. http://www.sullivan-times.com/news/article/id/31128 Congrats to Brad Hudson! Brad was approved to be the next head football coach at NC ... Brad was a valuable member of my staff while I was at NC! He will do well for the TBirds!
  6. To anyone at EC, if anyone needs someone to talk to that has went through this exact thing, We would be happy to help in anyway. On December 28, this very thing happened to the small North Central community when NC Football player Kegan Ennen and 2 of his friends were killed in a car accident. Upon hearing this news today, Kegan’s Mother, (still greiveing the loss of her own son) reached out to me and wanted me to let the EC Football family and the family of the player that lost his life, that if they needed someone to grieve with, talk to, cry with, or just sit with that has experienced exactly what they are going through that they would be happy to help in any way. Please PM me if there is anything we can do. By far the hardest thing I’ve ever had to deal with as a coach. Prayers and thoughts are with you from both the North Central Football family and the Greenfield Central Football family.
  7. I would argue that Herb King helped bring stability to the program - Speaking as a football alumni from South who played for 3 different coaches in 4 years, There were some very down times of the program - Coach King established a direction for South Decatur and built a tradition and expectation of winning while he was there. Coach Martin was one of the assistants under Coach King as well - Both were instrumental in my development as a player and as a person. South has the opportunity to make a statement hire and get things moving in the right direction. They need someone young, energetic, and willing to accept the grind of being a 1A football coach and the responsibilities that come with it. The community also needs to be able to accept culture change. I truly wish them the best and want to see them succeed. I loved being and SD Cougar... and I now love being a GC Cougar.
  8. Dawson Basinger (North Central Farmersburg) has committed to Indiana State University. He was a great young man to coach for the past 4 years and the last of 3 tremendous brothers that played at North Central. Dawson became North Centrals all time rushing leader this season replacing former Thunderbird record holder Chase VanSchoyck. Best of luck to Dawson! Congrats!
  9. I think first and foremost, some people do not really understand the amount of work and effort that go into head coaching. I believe that many new head coaches get blown away by the amount of organization, managing, and balancing that must occur in order to change or build a culture once the really get into the thick of it. The grind can wear people down. X's and O's are just a very small percentage when you look at the bigger factors involved in building and maintaining a culture. It is mostly a thankless position, and sometimes when you win, you really lose.
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