Re: Rooney could care less

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Posted by Also on February 09, 2018 at 08:28:47:

In Reply to: Rooney could care less posted by All the $$$ goes to Football and baseball on February 08, 2018 at 23:59:29:

: The problem really starts with the administration - more specifically Kevin Rooney. As an AD you should look after ALL your sports programs not just the one you coach. The guys been there for 35 years and has NEVER cared about the basketball programs. He doesn't allow his football guys to play basketball and he won't spend a dime on any athlete that isn't a football player. Remember a few years back he forgot to turn in paper work for playoffs when the guys team was ranked???? Just brushed it under the rug and shrugged it off. As far as girls sports he could care less. Its time for a fresh prospective in the AD office. The "good ol boys" club is alive and well and ND and until they break it up all the spots will be average. ND should be the Mater Dei of the Valley instead its just another High School.

I would also say some $$$ goes to baseball players. Other than that you are spot on.

But the bigger issue is what is the motivation to change? Their teams are competitive in most sports. And unlike all the other private schools, they have a giant waiting list to get in. So they don't need top level sports teams to attract students, so they don't give out a lot of $$$ unless actually needed.

: : : Played against them early in season, seemed they had a couple of key injuries. They were pretty well coached for what they had available (no size, limited experience).

: : First of all, he had a coach with club ties. His assistant. He ran a Burbank team. Still doesn't matter as a few came to ND but there is no financial help for girls basketball players.

: : Second, Ask any coach in the valley and ALL will tell you he is not a good coach, but a great coach. He was beating Harvard Westlake regularly with half as much talent.

: : Lastly, his demeanor has been the same while winning league and CIF titles. Thats his personality. You don't have to be in your face to be a good coach. There are many coaching styles. He has his kids well prepared in practice and runs great stuff. He doesn't need to be yelling all the time to do so. Your ignorance on this subject shows you you know very little about the game. Plain and simple, there isn't a coach in the valley (Not one) that gets more with less than Paul Gross. Not even close.

: : The fact he runs clinics, had a coach with club ties, and still gets no help from the school means he is doing far and above what is asked. If I was putting in effort and getting no help from the school I would be frustrated. Period

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