coach is no longer a coach at LBJ High School in Austin, TX…. it seems that the new head coach has decided after all that he’s going to be bringing in his own coaches….
this comes after he said he wasn’t going to do that… when he arrived he assured all of them that he would not be “cleaning house”… whatever
appreciate the honesty dude
he was hired because of his discipline policy, which is not a bad thing… but right out of the gate he’s dishonest with the coaching staff… less than 6 weeks in and he’s firing coaches….i can tell you one thing here – this is not the way to build respect within the athletics department at that school, or with the community. the parents and community LOVE the coaches…. i’m not kidding… and the athletes? i don’t think they are gonna be all that happy about it either. somehow it just doesn’t make sense to me to come into a new job, new school.. and replace every freakin one of the existing staff…. there were no issues… they were a winning football program… it would make more sense to work with them for a bit and then figure out what is in the best interest of the program and the athletes.
i know this is how things work in the coaching world… i don’t understand how they can come in and fire folks… obviously he must have the support of the district athletic department and that of the school principal (no big shock there)….but HR? how does HR reconcile this? is there paperwork involved? there must be because the coaches are paid a stipend depending on what sports they are coaching….
and the next concern is his teaching position… does he get to keep that? or will they cut him loose to make room for all the new coaches and their teaching fields?
ok, i’m done venting now…
i have to remind myself and coach that old saying… when one door closes, another opens up….
let’s hope a door opens up for him soon….