Wimberly's exit from coaching not what she envisioned
Original post made on Jun 8, 2012
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on Jun 8, 2012 at 12:51 am
agesim, I hope people spread this around.
on Jun 8, 2012 at 9:43 am
No coach should be treated with such disrespect. It's too bad the parents of public school kids don't understand that private schools go after the more talented athletes, and some years that definitely affects the record. A coach can do a lot, but when the talent is at other schools, the top level that a team can attain is limited.
I've been coaching at several public schools on the Peninsula for over a decade. I've been offered jobs at private schools but have turned them down. The pressure to recruit is enormous even though it's supposedly against CIF/CCS/NFHS rules. I've lost promising players to private schools, and had parents question whether I knew what I was doing.
Frankly, parents are the problem. High school sports are great, but the kids who want to play at the next level (with the exception of football) have to play on a club team to get looks from college coaches. Some parents don't understand that dynamic.
Wimberly was treated badly. This could have been handled so much better. Shame on M-A and the parents who forced Wimberly out in such a disgraceful manner.
on Jun 8, 2012 at 11:28 am
There separate issues here.
- parent influence. It is overwhelming at some schools. However none of us know how much influence the parents had in this situation.
- "treated with disrespect." How so? The fact that she was not brought back to coach? The way that MA handled the communication with the coach? It is not disrespectful to change coaches and if the communication is done privately and in person. Change happens. Even the best coaches eventually have to move on.