Posted by Reality on June 26, 2017 at 09:06:06:
In Reply to: Re: Calabasas???? posted by JungleNutz on June 24, 2017 at 08:48:35:
: : : : : : : : : : Where did you hear Palarz is coming back? He was thinking about it a few months ago but dont think he will make the move again...
: : : : : : : : : Oh, he's coming. Palarz and Foss staged this entire thing to get him back as AD - so he can shield the football team from any investigation into their obvious 'rule-bending' - and head basketball coach. Current head coach coach Colin Jamerson's issues gave them the excuse they needed to act quickly. Foss doesnt give a damn about the kids or basketball so her behavior is not surprising but Palarz was supposed to be Jamerson's friend. What a snake.
: : : : : : : : Palarz already said that he's staying at Chaminade
: : : : : : : And Trump said he had the biggest inaugural crowds ever...rumors at the school say Palarz is coming back. My son is a freshman, never played for Palarz, but the older boys really don't want him back. That should count for something. Most of the parents wish the school would just start fresh with a new coach, but nobody asked our opinion. However this plays out, Calabasas administration has handled it really poorly.
: : : : : : Isn't Village Chr's coach going after the Calabasas job? Palarz isn't the most liked coach at Chaminade but I look at it like this, we could be so much worse. We're not Heritage Chr or Oaks Chr. Definitely not Village Chr.
: : : : : : I'm looking at the plus side of things. Calabasas should do the same. Maybe?... no?.... ok
: : : : : What "plus side" of things? The boys don't want Palarz back. They don't like playing for him. That should end the discussion. The Calabasas principal's desire to protect the football program shouldn't saddle the basketball team with a coach that left, and that the players don't want. It's a mess, and there's no plus side.
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: : : : Who cares if the players (parents) don't want Palarz back or want or don't want some other coach.
: : : : The school has to make the best decision for the school long term.
: : : : Whoever your kid is, they could transfer at any time. And they will graduate next June or some June after that. And then the kids/parents left don't like that coach you wanted, so another change has to be made, etc.
: : : : Get over yourself. The school hires the coach, you/your kid either stays and plays, stays and doesn't play, or transfers. And life moves on for everyone.
: : : My son is a freshman. He's probably not going to play basketball after high school, so I'd like him to have a great experience and happy memories. Are you honestly saying that the parents - who pay for the program - and the players should have no say in selecting the coach? This seems stupid to me. Of course the people involved, and not just a principal who apparently has no interest in basketball, should have input. But thanks for the advice, my passive know-it-all friend...
: : I'm sorry but I can't agree with you. Unless a coach is doing something wrong (illegal, treating kids badly, etc.) or just losing like crazy, then too bad.
: : If a bunch of kids don't like the math teacher, the math teacher doesn't get fired.
: : Giving parents input into the selection of the coach is just giving into the daddy ball you all claim to hate. Because 95% of everyone on this board will want a coach that will favor their kid. If you want to support one coach or another, feel free to send an email to the AD and Principal. That is the extant of input you should expect.
: : I honestly don't know any of the people involved in this, but it's just the way it is.
: : And I can cast this stone because my kid's school hired a coach and none of the kids like him. But he doesn't mistreat them. So you either deal with it or move on. We chose to deal with it, because the college stuff my kid will end up with will be solely because of travel/club ball.
: : I'm not saying it's ideal, but it's just the way it is. And you can't compare a public school to a private school. They are completely separate animals.
: : Should parents be kept informed of what is going on - absolutely. But should they have a say in who is coach? Absolutely not. Just like they don't have a say in who is principal, or the science teacher, or the band director.
: This is different though. They know the guy. They've had kids that were coached by him and they don't like Palarz as a coach or a man. So the school shouldn't hire him. If a majority of kids is with a teacher that's grading on favoritism or has morals that parents don't agree with then the teacher is probably fired & not hired back.
I get what you are saying, and maybe in a small private school that would make more of a difference.
But at a public school, it just won't. And teachers don't get fired for favoritism in grading because it's too hard to prove and the unions would never allow it.
They may not have liked playing for old coach, but there are no reports of mistreatment on or off the court that I have heard. And they had some success.
So from the school's perspective, it's a win. Especially this late in the game of trying to get a coach.
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