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Paly-Menlo battle to a tie; SHP girls win WBAL opener

Original post made on Dec 17, 2012

Thursday's prep soccer

Menlo School won the first half and Palo Alto the second, but neither team came away with a victory as the Knights and Vikings played to a 2-2 deadlock during a nonleague girls' soccer match on Thursday in Atherton.

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Posted by paly parent
a resident of Palo Alto High School
on Dec 17, 2012 at 7:56 pm

Paly needs to get rid of the girls varsity coach, Kurt Devlin. This is his second year and no one is a fan of his. He had a horrible college season and the high school season is no off to a good start. He doesn't know how to talk to the players, never makes eye contact and thinks its okay to talk badly about club coaches and give the players of the coach a hard time. Not professional and very child like. Kurt Devlin only
plays his favorites even though they have proven that they are all selfish players. And he has some special deal with the union players coach. Everyone knows how sneaky
this is and it's the kids that are suffering. Get rid of Kurt Devlin now so you can still salvage the winter season. Get rid of Eric who does not contribute to anything positive and sits back and let's Kurt be so unprofessional. Get Ernesto least the players liked Ernesto. They can't stand Kurt or Eric.

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Posted by Crescent Park Dad
a resident of Crescent Park
on Dec 19, 2012 at 7:36 am

If the students don't like the coach, then the students need to go to the AD to express their issues. If that doesn't work, then they should go up the chain of command. It is no secret that Ms. Lawrence and Mr. Winston have been very involved in other coach issues in the last couple of years.

Get the kids to stand up for themselves. Nothing worse than little league parents venting on an online forum.

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Posted by Paly parent
a resident of Palo Alto High School
on Dec 19, 2012 at 6:30 pm

Crescent park dad--unfortunately the AD is Earl Hansen and doesn't want to be bothered with a non football issue. The entire school knows if the issue pertains to football then Hansen is your to to guy. For any non football issue these kids are left to deal with an unprofessional coach like Kurt Devlin. Hansen hired Devlin anyway before firing the last girls coach--that sort of sums up the story there. The administrators need to get out there and take in what is said during practices without making themselves seen then the honest truth will come out. Kids can't complain because if they do they won't get played--and that's the truth. It's a no win situation for these kids. When people ask questions they of course ask Kurt's favorites. Ask some kids that don't like Kurt or Eric, not their favorites and you will get the truth.