Jump to content
  • Sky
  • Blueberry
  • Slate
  • Violet
  • Watermelon
  • Strawberry
  • Maroon
  • Orange
  • Gold
  • Emerald
  • Chocolate
  • Charcoal

Welcome to the upgraded message boards!  Please note: if you have been using a username to sign in that is different than the handle (display name) displayed on the boards, you must now sign in with either your handle (display name) or the email address associated with your account.  If you don't know what this means, then it probably doesn't affect you!

Sign in to follow this  
RCcoach15

Alcoa Boys Head Coaching position open

Recommended Posts

 

22 hours ago, Norman Dale said:

It’s a great job. The potential is there to win big at Alcoa.

 

  We have talent, just need to find the right coach. With the right coach we should be pretty good the next couple of years. There has been a lot of interest in the job with close to 30 applications. People forget Alcoa used to be considered a basketball school instead of football.  

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, TheHill said:

Who was the last coach...why is he leaving? 

 Joel Kirk was the last coach at Alcoa. Where do I start on why he is leaving? He lost the support of the administration,fans, and parents. It was pretty obvious that we needed to make a change. We had kids that would like to play basketball but didn't like the head coach or assistant coach. To make matters worse is the best player in the school wanted to play this year.  the assistant coach said he could't play because he quit the freshman team 3 years earlier.  This kid would have been our best player this year IMO. I could expand on a few other instances but I'll leave it at that.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
15 hours ago, Springbrookrat said:

 Joel Kirk was the last coach at Alcoa. Where do I start on why he is leaving? He lost the support of the administration,fans, and parents. It was pretty obvious that we needed to make a change. We had kids that would like to play basketball but didn't like the head coach or assistant coach. To make matters worse is the best player in the school wanted to play this year.  the assistant coach said he could't play because he quit the freshman team 3 years earlier.  This kid would have been our best player this year IMO. I could expand on a few other instances but I'll leave it at that.  

Rat,

My sources over in Aluminum Town also tell me there was a TSSAA violation last year that wasn't properly reported that cost the team their Sub State victory and State Tournament appearance as well? I'm guessing that coupled with all the other inadequacies was the final straw.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If a kid doesn't play a sport he loves just because he doesn't "like the coach" he is not serious as a player anyway. Generation of soft kids. You play the sport because you want to PLAY no matter what. Don't know the coach from Adam, but I know that excuse is tired and lame. Players play, coaches coach, parents support and all three should stay in their own lane.

  • Like 3
  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, MichaelMyers76 said:

If a kid doesn't play a sport he loves just because he doesn't "like the coach" he is not serious as a player anyway. Generation of soft kids. You play the sport because you want to PLAY no matter what. Don't know the coach from Adam, but I know that excuse is tired and lame. Players play, coaches coach, parents support and all three should stay in their own lane.

I got out of coaching a few years ago and I can say that this is much more prevalent now than it was when I was a player (mid-late 90s) I really didn't like my coach but I played because I enjoyed it. 

There is one time I've actually seen a kid justified in not playing because of the coach.

Edited by warmachine7954

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, MichaelMyers76 said:

If a kid doesn't play a sport he loves just because he doesn't "like the coach" he is not serious as a player anyway. Generation of soft kids. You play the sport because you want to PLAY no matter what. Don't know the coach from Adam, but I know that excuse is tired and lame. Players play, coaches coach, parents support and all three should stay in their own lane.

For the record I generally prescribe to this school of thought, I really do. However, IF a coach actually truly is a demeaning, abusive sicko who gets his rocks off of intimidating and mind-f****** adolescents (which I understand was the dynamic with the assistant at AHS) and the kids respond negatively to it the kids are "soft". If a parent intervenes in any way whatsoever they are cast off as "that dad" or "that mom" (or God forbid "helicopter parents". But for some reason a coach gets a pass because he is "the coach". That excuse is also tired and lame. Sickos are everywhere, just look at the Catholic church. They can infiltrate the coaching profession just as easily. You have to depend on the adults in the administration to finally step up and say they have had enough which it sounds like they finally did at Alcoa.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 3/23/2019 at 1:38 PM, Springbrookrat said:

 

 

  We have talent, just need to find the right coach. With the right coach we should be pretty good the next couple of years. There has been a lot of interest in the job with close to 30 applications. People forget Alcoa used to be considered a basketball school instead of football.  

First integrated team, by my own calculations, to win a State Championship. This was in the old one class system. 

1967_alcoa_boys%20bsk.jpg&w=1070&sharp=1

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, TradgicallyHip said:

For the record I generally prescribe to this school of thought, I really do. However, IF a coach actually truly is a demeaning, abusive sicko who gets his rocks off of intimidating and mind-f****** adolescents (which I understand was the dynamic with the assistant at AHS) and the kids respond negatively to it the kids are "soft". If a parent intervenes in any way whatsoever they are cast off as "that dad" or "that mom" (or God forbid "helicopter parents". But for some reason a coach gets a pass because he is "the coach". That excuse is also tired and lame. Sickos are everywhere, just look at the Catholic church. They can infiltrate the coaching profession just as easily. You have to depend on the adults in the administration to finally step up and say they have had enough which it sounds like they finally did at Alcoa.

Sounds like the admin and head coach failed people in this situation. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 3/28/2019 at 11:29 AM, MichaelMyers76 said:

If a kid doesn't play a sport he loves just because he doesn't "like the coach" he is not serious as a player anyway. Generation of soft kids. You play the sport because you want to PLAY no matter what. Don't know the coach from Adam, but I know that excuse is tired and lame. Players play, coaches coach, parents support and all three should stay in their own lane.

 Things are not always cut and dry. I was trying to put the situation mildly.  You admit to not knowing the coaches but you want to call my excuse tired and lame. Lol! Maybe you should stay in your own lane, if you know nothing about the situation. 

Edited by Springbrookrat

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

Announcements



×
×
  • Create New...