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RE: 2017 College Track & Field Open Coaching Positions Discussion

As the World Turns... wrote:

[quote]uhhh wrote:

they have a petition of over 700 athletes, parents, alums etc. Can't say i've ever seen this happen but they were gaining serious success fast so. you can read the petition here and under the community section there's a crap ton of comments from people

Oh for God's sake. It's just college sports, and DIII at that. In the end, it doesn't affect the rising and setting of the sun. FWIW, my perspective is from having competed on one of the best college track and field teams of all time, and having been a college coach. At the time you think it's A BIG DEAL! But as life goes on, well, not so much.[/quote]
Not only that, but it is clear from the wording of the petition that no one really knows why he was fired. And unless they do, they should keep quiet.

I know everyone thinks no administrator knows anything about anything, but you don't let a successful, seemingly beloved, coach go without good reason. Certainly not for some petty bickering with a colleague.

Use your heads, people. There have been so many cases like this over the years...where god's latest gift to the profession disappears at the height of his/her powers. Only later does the world find out there was a damn good reason.

I wish everyone involved all the best. Including this coach, who is obviously talented.

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