Posted by OC Hoops on February 20, 2019 at 08:41:03:
In Reply to: Re: OC AND IE Coaching Changes posted by Longtime Friar on February 19, 2019 at 16:44:33:
: Before you jump on the “fire Morris” bandwagon at Servite, you first need to look at the job and the you might realize how Morris has done a decent job there.
: As someone who actually coached at Servite, here’s my 2 cents worth: It is always difficult selling a school to players (especially transfers) that is all boy, all about discipline and the Credo, focused on academics and athletically is, an always wil be, a football school. The administration is proud of the accomplishments of secondary programs like wrestling, soccer and water polo but when it comes to funding high end programs, the donors’ checks always come from football famlies. Trust me it is a tough place, especially if it means playing in the Trinity.
The reality is that most of these positions will not change coaches. Most administrators are either comfortable with the coach or have not provided the coach with any support and therefore feel guilty about making the coach the fall guy. They don't want a losing record to be a reason for letting a coach go for fear of opening the flood gates with other programs parents going down the same road. Sometimes they will exert pressure with the hope of the coach resigning. The only thing that seems to get a coach out nowadays is a serious error on the coaches part with respect to conduct or character, a district admin influenced by parents stepping in at a public school, or the wrong money guy pissed off at a private school. Most of these schools don't have admins that have any idea of how to run a high school athletic program. Long gone are the days of former head coaches becoming AD's, then AP's, then Principals or Teacher, Department Head, AP, then Principal. Nowadays you have very young people in school administration that frankly have not spent enough time in the classroom to really understand how the entire system is supposed to function. They are just there on there way up to a BS, high paying district job. Don't get me started on the nonsense in school administrations at the private schools who claim to have the moral high ground, but their lack of core values and alignment with the school's supposed mission in how they run their athletic departments is staggering. "Just Win Baby"
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