Posted by Coach on March 22, 2017 at 22:58:06:
In Reply to: Re: Hall of fame Coach - Dick Katz of Westminster HIgh School posted by Wondering? on March 22, 2017 at 13:04:22:
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: : : : : : Hall of Fame Coach Dick Katz fired as the Girl's Head Coach at Westminster High School.
: : : : : : A great man who gave his life to the school, to the game of HS girls basketball, and to his former and present student athletes. Just a terrible injustice to have let him go, especially the way it was done!
: : : : : : Good luck Coach and you'll be missed.
: : : : : Is there a specific reason as to why he was fired? He did such a great job impacting a lot of those young women (turning a lot of them into some very decorated athletes) Such a sad day in the basketball community! Wish him nothing but the best!
: : : : The principal wanted to go in a different direction. Winningest coach in SCHOOL HISTORY, graduated almost all of his players and send his kids to college to play at the next level (JC, D1, D2, D3, & NAIA! The man worked his tail off for the school all those years, he deserved better.
: : : : I guess the principals ego is more important than the student athletes at the school. Good Luck finding someone to replace the man. Hope he remembers what happened last time Coach Katz left Westminster, that program went to the dumps and probably will again.
: : : :::Coach Katz is not just a basketball coach, but a coach of life. He coaches because that's what he dedicated himself to do. He was made for Westminster High School. He taught there, coached the mens program before moving to the girls, and the most significant impact attributed to his legacy; the young women he guided to become not just excellent basketball student athletes, but excellent 'human beings' for the future of our world. The teaching and coaching profession in high school sports is under constant attack from many different factions of our society. It has become a thankless profession. Coach Dick Katz should still be the Woman's Varsity Basketball Coach at Westminster High School. Despite such a poor decision by the administration & the principal there; no one can take away the self-worth, passion and love for the game, and the legacy that Coach Dick Katz left at Westminster High School and for the Sport of High School Boys and Girls Basketball.
: : Westminister Principal should be fired as their test scores are just average and so should the Athletic Director as their teams are not performing very well.
: :I thought this was suppose to be his last year? Heard he told admin he was retiring and then changed his mind. They hired a female on campus person with the idea that she would take over when he retired. Guess they didn't want to keep her in limbo any longer. My guess is if Dick wants to coach again someone will hire him.
:::He was lead to beleive that he would be given time to help the new hire into the position, and move positively forward while implementing a plan that would continue to move the program into the most effective and seamless transitional procedure possible. The new hire was not kept in limbo. She played for him and coached with him as an assistant this season. The principal made the decision to release him. He (coach Katz) would have stayed and should have been given the respect and dignity he so rightfully deserved to go out on his own terms.
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