Maybe I came across wrong. I have assistants who are way smarter than me and usually better coaches too. I have no desire to control them. That said, there's no argument that the Director has to make some decisions. There are going to be disagreements, not often, but sometimes, and when they happen, an assistant has to understand that it's the HC job to make the call. How is that being a douche bag? I'm proud to say that 37 of my former assistants are head coaches now or have been head coaches, I'm not here to stifle anyone. But if an assistant starts causing issues or bad mouthing the HC every time he doesn't like a decision, what's the HC supposed to do?
I'm not saying that's the case with Barreau, but it sounds like he and the HC had issues. That's the story from just about everyone. That's not a good situation to put yourself in. If the head coach says something in front of the team, an assistant should support it in public and raise concerns in private. Athletes should not be privied to those conversations/disagreements. Clearly in this case they were, which is why they're all now badmouthing whoever the HC is.