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  • This May Be the Best Little League Speech You Hear — and It Comes From the Losing Team’s Coach

    08/19/2014 7:17:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 8/19/14 | Liz Klimas
    With helmets and hats hung low, a Little League team from Cumberland, Rhode Island, gathered to hear the words of their coach after a heartbreaking loss to Chicago’s Jackie Robinson West in the Little League World Series Monday. Cumberland scored five runs in the bottom of the third to take a 7-6 lead, but couldn’t score in the last two innings and in the end was eliminated from the tournament. Despite their loss, Coach Dave Belisle’s touching words on the infield after the game are keeping the team in the limelight a little bit longer. “Heads up high. Heads up...
  • Report: HOF coach Chuck Noll, who won 4 Super Bowls, dies at 82

    06/13/2014 9:01:44 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 29 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | June 13, 2014 | Josh Katzowitz
    Chuck Noll, the Hall of Fame coach who led the Steelers to four Super Bowls in the 1970s, died Friday at the age of 82, according to numerous reports out of Pittsburgh. According to the Pittsburgh Tribune Review, Noll's wife, Marianne, found him unresponsive at 9:45 p.m. ET. She called 911, and paramedics pronounced him dead at 9:55 p.m. Noll had stayed out of the public eye in recent years with an illness that had been undisclosed.
  • Bill O'Reilly Asks Kentucky Wildcats’ Coach How He Controls Black Players (Video)

    04/16/2014 7:43:42 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 41 replies
    Opposing Views ^ | 04/15/2014 | By Michael Allen
    Fox News' host Bill O'Reilly has devoted many broadcasts of this TV show, "The O'Reilly Factor," to what he believes are problems in the black community. O'Reilly, who has blamed black crime on black, unwed mothers, interviewed Kentucky Wildcats basketball coach John Calipari last night about controlling his black players, notes Salon.com (video below). According to New York Magazine, during the interview, O'Reilly asked Calipari, "I don't know if you listen to this rap stuff and the hip-hop stuff, but it has coarsened. Has that changed their attitude? How do you impose discipline on kids who are gonna do what...
  • 49ers Football Coach Jim Harbaugh in Push-Up Contest With Walrus

    03/17/2014 2:52:41 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Monday, Mar 17, 2014 | Lisa Fernandez
    Who could win in a push-up contest: San Francisco 49ers football coach Jim Harbaugh or a walrus? Well, you'll just have to determine the push-up champ yourself by watching a video Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo sent out Sunday showing just that: The coach versus the pinniped. In an impromptu workout session, a 17-second video shows the 215-pound Harbaugh and the 1,750-pound Siku bending elbows – and flippers – while pressing and flexing their pecs. By Monday afternoon, the video had been seen more than 12,000 times, four times as many as in the morning. Harbaugh was wearing not...
  • Former Oklahoma and Cowboys coach Barry Switzer: ‘I’d never recruit a white quarterback’

    03/02/2014 5:45:00 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 62 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2014 | JOHN HEALY
    Former Oklahoma and Dallas Cowboys coach Barry Switzer has been a pretty harsh critic of Texas A&M quarterback and possible No. 1 draft pick Johnny Manziel. On Thursday, Switzer took that criticism to a new level. In an interview with WNSR Sports Radio in Nashville, Switzer was asked if he were an NFL coach, would he draft Manziel? Switzer begins by saying he “loves his ability, Johnny can play,” but out of nowhere Switzer brings race into the equation. "I've always said I'd never recruit a white quarterback,” Switzer said. “The only way I'd ever recruit a white quarterback to...
  • Now former coach Barry Switzer says he'd 'never recruit a white quarterback'

    02/28/2014 6:47:07 AM PST · by detective · 51 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | 2/27/2014 | Sam Gardner
    Just a day after raising eyebrows by calling Johnny Manziel an "arrogant little prick" on a St. Louis radio station, Barry Switzer is back in the headlines, this time for saying he would never recruit a white quarterback. The former Oklahoma and Dallas Cowboys coach made the comment during an interview on WNSR in Nashville on Thursday as part of a response to a question about whether he would want Manziel in his backfield. Specifically, the question was, "If you are a coach in the NFL at this point in time — we know your opinion on Johnny and his...
  • NC Football Coach Ordered to Cease Leading Team Prayers Following Atheist Complaint

    02/09/2014 7:51:42 AM PST · by daniel1212 · 87 replies
    Christian news network ^ | February 1, 2014 | Heather Clark
    MOORESVILLE, N.C. – A high school football coach in North Carolina has been ordered to cease leading his team in prayers following a complaint by a prominent atheist activist organization. Officials with the Mooresville Graded School District recently told Mooresville High School football coach Hal Capps to stop leading the Blue Devils in prayer, and Capps has agreed to discontinue to the practice. The Madison, Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) had contacted the district last fall after learning of Capps’ practice and asserted that the prayers were unlawful. According to reports, a parent of a student had complained to...
  • NC High School Football Coach Ordered To Cease Baptisms, Leading Prayers

    02/03/2014 9:06:38 AM PST · by Morgana · 19 replies
    CBS ^ | Benjamin Fearnow
    Mooresville, N.C. (CBS CHARLOTTE) – Head football coach of Mooresville High School, Hal Capps, has been ordered to stop baptizing players and leading them in prayer following criticism from a national organization promoting constitutional separation of church and state. The Wisconsin-based nonprofit Freedom from Religion Foundation wrote a request last fall that coach Capps cease leading prayers and joining baptisms for his players as a base rule of separating public school activities and religious ceremonies. School Superintendent Mark Edwards met with Capps, who said, “he understood” the violation and would no longer participate in such religious observances, the Charlotte Observer...
  • Philips Sonicare Essence hx5300 Brush Heads (NC)

    01/31/2014 10:26:58 AM PST · by aimhigh · 57 replies
    The Charlotte Observer ^ | 01/31/2014 | JOE MARUSAK
    A North Carolina high school football coach has been ordered to stop baptizing players and leading them in prayer. A national organization that says it promotes the constitutional separation of church and state contacted the Mooresville Graded School District last fall to request that coach Hal Capps stop the practices. . . . Edwards said the baptism in the Twitter photo happened at the Charles Mack Citizen Center in downtown Mooresville and wasn't a team baptism. A church that some of the players belong to held the baptism, Edwards said, and those players invited Capps to be there with them.
  • ESPN: Bucs hire former Bears Coach Lovie Smith as Head Coach

    01/01/2014 6:28:02 PM PST · by Perdogg · 15 replies
    Bucs and Lovie Smith reached agreement, as @JayGlazer reported. Deal had been in works for days. Smith was favorite all along. Back to Bucs.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 2, 2014
  • The quiet, final hour of Mack Brown's tenure

    12/31/2013 8:22:47 AM PST · by bestintxas · 58 replies
    espn ^ | 12/31/13 | m olson
    The final moments of Mack Brown’s career at Texas were neither triumphant nor tearful. Just quiet. He walked off the Alamodome field surrounded by noise but not saying a word. He gathered his team for his final locker room speech. And one hour later, he was gone. He left the building as Texas’ former head coach, his hellish 16th season finally complete with a 30-7 loss to No. 10 Oregon in the Valero Alamo Bowl. And there was unmistakable finality to this. Mack Brown congratulates QB Case McCoy after a first-half TD, but little else went right for Brown and...
  • 5 NFL Coaches Already Fired

    12/30/2013 12:22:39 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 111 replies
    AP ^ | December 30, 2013 | BARRY WILNER
    It didn't take long. Barely 12 hours after the NFL's regular season ended, five head coaches were unemployed. Fired on Monday were Washington's Mike Shanahan, Detroit's Jim Schwartz, Minnesota's Leslie Frazier and Tampa Bay's Greg Schiano.
  • Obama booed at college basketball game

    11/18/2013 7:01:48 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 77 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/18/2013 | Thomas Lifson
    While families across the Midwest were reeling from tornadoes and storm damage, President Obama spent four hours playing golf Sunday (his 151st round of golf as president) and then took in a college basketball game at the University of Maryland.  The Maryland Terrapins were taking on the Oregon State Beavers, coached by Michelle's older brother Craig Robinson. What a great day for the president! His two favorite sports in one day. What, me worry? But it was not all sweetness and light. You see, the fans actually booed him. And people were Tweeting about it. (via Fire Andrea Mitchell):
  • Rutgers University football player claims he was bullied by coach

    11/17/2013 2:09:24 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 76 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 17, 2013 | Mike Jaccarino
    A New Jersey family is calling for an investigation of a Rutgers University football coach over an alleged bullying incident in which the coach berated a scholarship player during a study hall and threatened to head-butt him. NJ.com reports Mark and Clarice Tyree say Rutgers Defensive Coordinator Dave Cohen established a pattern of verbally abusing their son, Jevon Tyree – a defensive back – during practices and team functions before their relationship escalated into threats of violence during a study hall in the spring. “He was just trying to really make me feel as if I was soft,” Jevon Tyree...
  • Policy keeping girls off boys' wrestling team prevents 'undesired contact of sensual body parts,'

    11/12/2013 1:06:25 PM PST · by ConservativeInPA · 159 replies
    PennLive.com ^ | November 12, 2013 | John Beauge
    Full Title: Policy keeping girls off boys' wrestling team prevents 'undesired contact of sensual body parts,' says Line Mountain High School WILLIAMSPORT — The prospect of co-ed wrestling presents dilemmas, such as how an adult male coach demonstrates techniques on a middle school-aged female, the Line Mountain School District claims. That is one of the arguments the Northumberland County school district makes in urging U.S. Middle District Judge Matthew W. Brann not to make permanent the order he issued Oct. 31 that allowed a seventh-grade girl identified only as A.B. to sign up for the middle school wrestling team. The...
  • Denver Broncos Head Coach John Fox Suffers Heart Attack

    11/02/2013 1:40:46 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 21 replies
    ESPN ^ | 11/02/13
    BREAKING: Adam Schefter and Chris Mortensen report Broncos coach John Fox taken to hospital w suspected heart attack.
  • Union Threatens Hall of Fame Coach With Legal Action For Not Paying Dues

    10/29/2013 11:06:01 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 6 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 10/28/2013 | Tom Gantert
    In 34 years of teaching and paying dues to the union, William "Ray" Arthur said he had never heard of the "August window," which the Michigan Education Association says is the only time teachers are allowed to leave the union. After sending a letter to the Petoskey Education Association resigning his membership, the union said he was a month late. Arthur said the union told him if he didn't pay the dues it could affect his credit and that the union may pursue legal action. Arthur is a state and national hall of fame wrestling coach. He believes the one...
  • So Long, Bum

    10/21/2013 3:35:20 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 7 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 10-20-13 | Geoffrey Norman
    He had a real name but nobody knew it. He was known universally as "Bum" Phillips and he was one of the best loved football coaches never to win a championship. Never, in fact, to play in one. His teams came close. They were one game from the Super Bowl in successive years. After the second loss, Phillips told fans of the Houston Oilers, “One year ago we knocked on the door. This year we beat on the door. Next year we’re gonna kick the sumbitch in.” Didn't happen. And he knew what to expect having observed, famously, that “There’s...
  • Former Oilers Coach Bum Phillips Dies at 90

    10/19/2013 12:44:38 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    My San Antonia ^ | October 19, 2013 | Kriestie Rieken
    Bum Phillips, the folksy Texas football icon who coached the Houston Oilers during their Luv Ya Blue heyday and also led the New Orleans Saints, died Friday. He was 90. "Bum is gone to Heaven," son Wade Phillips tweeted Friday night. "Loved and will be missed by all — great Dad, Coach, and Christian." Phillips died at his ranch in Goliad.
  • Best Coaches in NFL Since 1960s

    09/24/2013 10:11:49 AM PDT · by 1rudeboy · 75 replies
    The Sports Economist ^ | September 23, 2013 | Brian Goff
    With the NFL kicking off Thursday, I thought it a good time to consider the best coaches ever.  A couple of observations in advance: – these coaches aren’t the screamers;  they may be “in charge” guys but see that managing/coaching is a lot more than mantras and yelling; – these rankings aren’t based on my opinion; they take into account the team’s winning percentage during the coach’s tenure, the performance of the team before the coach arrived, the GM, the owner, the city, and expansion teams (the academic piece behind them is available here);   they aren’t perfect, as no such...
  • What to do when a coach sends your kid an e-mail like this....? (Vanity)

    09/07/2013 1:13:55 AM PDT · by MacMattico · 79 replies
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    I know this isn't Syria or anything of that much importance to anybody but my family. But as a Conservative I think it's important to talk about kids and how they're treated and what we expect of them. Honor roll niece is a member of an undefeated team in her sport. We go to watch her games, she is in HS and has been a Varsity starter for 3 years since 8th grade and was made a Captain this year. After she started seeing a little less playing time, she respectfully (I watched her do this) asked if there was...
  • Obama on Winning Coach: ‘He Didn't Do Any of This Alone’

    07/24/2013 1:45:27 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 24, 2013 - 8:17 AM | Susan Jones
    President Obama welcomed the NCAA Champion Louisville Cardinals to the White House on Tuesday, praising some of the star basketball players by name, then noting that Coach Rick Pitino is the first coach in history to win a championship at two different schools. “But Coach understands he didn’t do any of this alone. As he said, ‘Players put coaches in the Hall of Fame,’” Obama said. But Pitino’s record shows that he's the one who’s made winners out of his players, not the other way around. The president has used a similar refrain—that success is always a collective achievement—in the...
  • High School Basketball Coach Tells Players He’s Gay, Gets Hugs

    06/25/2013 3:24:55 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 67 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | June 24,2013
    Your heartwarming story of the day: Anthony Nicodemo, the head coach for the Saunders High School basketball team in Yonkers, started to think about coming out of the closet after Jason Collins announced that he was gay in April. Last month, the 35-year-old went to an LGBT sports conference where he heard Collins speak firsthand. It was then that, despite his apprehensions about the reaction of his players and the risk of losing his position, Nicodemo resolved to finally come out. At a team meeting yesterday, he told a group of past and present players that he was gay. The...
  • Scandal hits Rutgers AGAIN as new athletic director is accused of calling former volleyball....

    05/26/2013 5:24:26 PM PDT · by Morgana · 28 replies
    FULL TITLE: Scandal hits Rutgers AGAIN as new athletic director is accused of calling former volleyball players 'whores, alcoholics and learning disabled,' shocking report claims The woman hired to clean up Rutgers' scandal-scarred athletic program quit her job at Tennessee 16 years ago over accusations that she put her volleyball team through a storm of humiliation and fear, a scathing report has claimed. Julie Hermann, who was hired as Rutgers' athletic director on May 15, was reportedly the subject of a letter from former players who said she ruled through humiliation, fear and emotional abuse. 'The mental cruelty that we...
  • Fox's Eric Bolling: Firing of Rutgers tough coach 'wussification of American men'

    04/04/2013 8:39:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 75 replies
    Politico ^ | 04/04/2013 | By DYLAN BYERS
    Rutgers University basketball coach Mike Rice was fired today for hitting, kicking and verbally abusing his players during practices — a decision that has met with widespread praise from many commentators in the news media, who found his actions abhorrent. Not so Fox News co-host Eric Bolling, who said the decision to fire Rice was evidence that American culture was in decline because of the "wussification of American men." “We’re in the midst of political correctness crushing our ability to teach kinds, to discipline kids, to disagree with people or one another or kids,” Bolling said on today's edition of...
  • Mike Rice fired at Rutgers after abusive behavior on practice tapes comes to light

    04/03/2013 8:55:34 AM PDT · by deport · 52 replies
    The Star-Ledger ^ | 4-03-13 | Brendan Prunty
    Mike Rice's three-year run at Rutgers has come to an end. The university terminated Rice's contract this morning following a meeting with athletic director Tim Pernetti in his office at the Rutgers Athletic Center. Rice's job status became tenuous when videotapes of his actions during practices from his first and second years on campus were made public by ESPN's "Outside the Lines" program on Tuesday. Rice was seen throwing basketballs at players — including one instance, throwing it at a player's head — as well as shoving players during a practice. He was also heard using the term "f------ faggot"...
  • Chuck Fairbanks dies of cancer at 79

    04/02/2013 7:18:56 PM PDT · by massmike · 7 replies
    http://espn.go.com/ ^ | 04/02/2013 | Mike Reiss
    Former New England Patriots coach Chuck Fairbanks died of brain cancer on Tuesday, according to the team. He was 79. Fairbanks coached the Patriots from 1973-78, leading the franchise to some of its greatest success by the end of his tenure, including two playoff berths. The Patriots were 3-11 prior to his arrival and went 11-3, 9-5 and 11-5 over his final three seasons. Fairbanks' Patriots legacy has been widely discussed, in part because of how his time with the franchise ended, with Fairbanks ultimately becoming head coach at Colorado in 1978. But most agree the foundation created by Fairbanks...
  • Vanity: Little League Coaches Batting Gurus

    04/02/2013 10:00:23 AM PDT · by DariusBane · 46 replies
    Dariusbane | 2 April 13 | Dariusbane
    I coach 11 U Baseball. My team, like most in this age group just can't hit. We do fine against pitchers that don't throw strikes. If they throw strikes we don't hit. Usually without even swinging. These guys hit in practice and in the cage. But in games they go down just looking. How to get them swinging in games? Little help please?
  • Ex-NFL coach Jack Pardee dies at 76 (Here's what a legacy is, Obama!)

    04/02/2013 7:59:03 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 18 replies
    ESPN Chicago ^ | 04/01/13 | ESPN Chicago Staff
    HOUSTON -- Jack Pardee, one of Bear Bryant's "Junction Boys" at Texas A&M who went on to become an All-Pro linebacker and an NFL coach, died Monday. He was 76. In November, Pardee's family announced that he had gall bladder cancer that had spread to other organs and that he had six to nine months to live. The family has established a memorial scholarship fund in Pardee's name at the University of Houston, where Pardee coached from 1987-89. "Today, we mourn the passing of a great man who dedicated his life to the game of football and was a true...
  • Arne Duncan wants to fine basketball coaches whose players don't graduate

    03/21/2013 12:11:59 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 30 replies
    Education Secretary Arne Duncan is calling for the imposition of financial penalties on college basketball and football coaches whose players don't graduate. Duncan argues in a USA Today op-ed that too many coaches get bonuses for athletic performance that far outpace the bonuses for academic achievement. "If universities and colleges want to readjust a coach's priorities, they need to change the penalties and incentives they offer coaches," he and co-author Tom McMillen write. "...Poor academic performance means the team or the individual player — not the coach — gets punished. But no coach should receive financial bonuses when much of...
  • Steubenville...coach may face charges for failing to report rape after he 'told two star players...

    03/18/2013 2:29:29 PM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 26 replies
    ukmail ^ | 3 18 13
    EXCLUSIVE: Steubenville football coach may face charges for failing to report rape after he 'told two star players he'd "make it go away"' The coach to the two footballers convicted in the Ohio rape trial may face charges for his failure to report the crime committed by his two star players. MailOnline has learned that Head Coach Reno Saccoccia's conduct in the scandal that has overwhelmed the town of Steubenville will be scrutinized as part of a Grand Jury investigation. State Attorney General Mike DeWine yesterday announced his intention to convene a Grand Jury on April 15 to further investigate...
  • Joe Paterno's widow to appear on Katie Couric's talk show

    02/05/2013 6:24:16 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 126 replies
    LA Times ^ | 2-5-13 | Chuck Schilken
    Joe Paterno's widow is to give her first interview since the Jerry Sandusky scandal and her husband's subsequent death, appearing on Katie Couric's daytime talk show in an episode scheduled to air Monday. Sue Paterno, who was married to the legendary Penn State football coach for 50 years, is scheduled to talk with Couric in studio for the nationally syndicated show "Katie." The two have already gotten together at Paterno's home in State College, Pa. Joe Paterno was head coach of the Nittany Lions for almost as long as he was married, from 1966 into 2011. He led the team...
  • Psst! Harbaugh Brothers and Family (and Ravens' Owner) Are Devoted Catholics

    02/03/2013 2:16:07 PM PST · by Kaslin · 71 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | February 3, 2013 | Tom Blumer
    A Google News search ths morning on "Harbaugh brothers Catholic" (not in quotes, sorted by date, with duplicates and originally omitted items), returned 24 items. A broader search at the Associated Press's national site on "Harbaugh Catholic" (not in quotes) came up empty. This is disappointing, given that both brothers are by all accounts very active in and devoted to the Catholic Church. The stories found at Google News were predominantly from Catholic-oriented publications, with the most notable exception being one by Matthew Barrows at the Sacramento Bee, whose story comprised 15 of those 24 listed results. Excerpts from that...
  • Catholic brothers to face-off as Super Bowl coaches

    02/02/2013 1:18:07 PM PST · by NYer · 5 replies
    cna ^ | February 2, 2013 | Hillary Senour
    Super Bowl XLVII Coaches Press Conference. Credit: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images Sport/Getty Images. San Francisco, Calif., Feb 2, 2013 / 06:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Brothers John and Jim Harbaugh, coaches of the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers, respectively, have seen their fair share of sibling rivalry – but this weekend's Super Bowl should prove to be a contest like no other. The last time the brothers squared off on the same field was Thanksgiving of 2011 where John led his Baltimore Ravens to a victory over Jim’s San Francisco 49ers, while at the same time putting an end to...
  • Texas Football Coach's Affair With A Student Leaves Many Unanswered Questions

    02/02/2013 1:43:08 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 15 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 2/2/13 | Cork Gaines
    University of Texas offensive coordinator Major Applewhite and the school's athletic director released a joint statement on Friday night acknowledging that Applewhite had an "inappropriate" relationship with a student during the team's trip to the 2009 Fiesta Bowl. Beyond the cheating on his wife while she was apparently nine months pregnant*, the timing of this announcement raises a lot of questions for the University of Texas and how it handled the affair.
  • Lou Holtz urges Catholics to 'come home' in well-timed commercial

    01/06/2013 5:01:08 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 48 replies
    Desert News ^ | 01/03/2013 | Joe Walker
    The setting is familiar, even if the message isn’t. Former Notre Dame football coach Lou Holtz is standing in a locker room giving what appears to be a pep talk. But instead of talking about offensive execution and defensive intensity, he is fervently reminding his listeners that “for victory in life we’ve got to keep focused on the goal, and the goal is heaven.” The divine pep talk is the newest “evangomercial” from Catholics Come Home, an independent media outreach intended to “inspire, educate and evangelize inactive Catholics and others, and invite them to live a deeper faith in Jesus...
  • With Bielema leaving, what's next for Wisconsin?

    12/04/2012 5:35:49 PM PST · by Alaska Wolf · 24 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | Dec. 4, 2012 | Dave Miller | National Football Post
    The Big Ten is on the verge of losing one of its most successful head coaches. As first reported by Pat Forde of Yahoo! Sports, Bret Bielema will leave Wisconsin to take over at Arkansas. Bret BielemaUS PRESSWIREBret Bielema is leaving Wisconsin for Arkansas. The Badgers head coach, who led his team to a Rose Bowl berth for the third straight year, was never mentioned in numerous reports, both local and national, as a possible replacement for John L. Smith with the Razorbacks. Certainly, Hogs athletic director Jeff Long did a wonderful job of keeping Bielema's name under wraps during...
  • VCU volleyball coach James Finley says he was fired because he is gay; team finished 25-6

    11/30/2012 7:15:31 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 44 replies
    Associated Press, ^ | November 30, 2012
    RICHMOND, Va. — VCU women’s volleyball coach James Finley is fighting to get his job back after he says he was fired because he is gay. Finley, 52, has filed a complaint with VCU’s Office for Institutional Equity. University spokesperson Pamela D. Lepley said an investigation is being conducted and must be completed within 45 days.
  • Auburn Football Coach Gene Chizik is out.

    11/25/2012 4:43:08 PM PST · by Clint N. Suhks · 88 replies
    email | 11/25/12 | Gene Chizik
    To the Auburn Family: I am very grateful for the opportunity that I had during the last four seasons to serve as the head football coach at Auburn University. I’m extremely disappointed with the way this season turned out and I apologize to the Auburn family and our team for what they have had to endure. In my 27 years of coaching, I have gained an understanding of the high expectations in this profession. When expectations are not met, I understand changes must be made. While we experienced a tremendous low in 2012, I will always be proud of the...
  • West Park Saints football coach arrested in referee attack

    10/15/2012 5:52:46 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 4 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | October 15, 2012
    A West Park youth football coach was arrested Monday for allegedly hitting a referee so hard, it knocked the referee to the ground, the Broward Sheriff's Office said. But Monday afternoon, Sheriff Al Lamberti questioned why Dion Robinson, 43, an assistant coach for the West Park Saints, was allowed to coach children in the first place.
  • Youth Football Coach Arrested For Allegedly Giving Opposing Player Concussion With Clothesline

    10/11/2012 2:40:00 PM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies
    CBS Local ^ | 10/11/12
    Youth Football Coach Arrested For Allegedly Giving Opposing Player Concussion With ClotheslineOctober 11, 2012 11:25 AM SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A youth football coach struck a 13-year-old player from an opposing team near the sideline during the fourth quarter of a tied game, giving the boy a concussion and outraging parents and spectators, a Utah police sergeant said Wednesday. Police arrested Nathan Harris for investigation of felony child abuse after watching grainy video and talking to witnesses about Saturday’s incident in Payson, about 60 miles south of Salt Lake City. **SNIP** The incident was an accident and there was...
  • Lou Holtz on Marriage, His Catholic Faith and Notre Dame

    09/27/2012 6:50:03 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    The National Catholic Register ^ | 9/26/12 | Trent Beattie
    As college football nears the midpoint of its 143rd season, Lou Holtz is among the many taking it in. The 75-year-old ESPN analyst has seen more than his share of games, mostly from the sidelines as a head coach. He has coached a total of 388 games at six Division I schools. Holtz is best known for his years at the University of Notre Dame, between 1986 and 1996, which include an undefeated national championship season in 1988. What is less known, but no less important to him, are the experiences that prepared him for the Notre Dame years. One...
  • Woman beats Little League coach with bat over molestation suspicions

    08/23/2012 10:35:53 AM PDT · by Morgana · 31 replies
    Michael Berry ^ | 8.23.2012 | Michael Berry
    A Memphis-area mother is facing aggravated assault charges after attacking her sons’ little league football coach with a baseball bat. According to the no-nonsense mother, the coach had molested her sons and, upon seeing him, she simply couldn’t control herself. The New York Daily News relates: “I didn’t intend to do whatever I did to him,” said [Lakeshia Richmond]. “I apologize, but I don’t apologize for what happened to my kids.” She claimed one of her sons told her Saturday that [Tony Massey] touched him inappropriately. “I said, ‘was it just you?’ and he said ‘no, it was some more...
  • Former coach of the year fired from Christian school for out-of-wedlock pregnancy

    04/11/2012 11:02:40 AM PDT · by rawhide · 24 replies
    yahoo sports ^ | 4-11-12 | Cameron Smith
    In an incredibly bizarre situation that appears headed for a legal challenge, a Dallas-area volleyball coach and science teacher was fired by the Christian school at which she worked for becoming pregnant before being married. As first reported by Dallas Fort Worth network WFAA, Rockwall(Texas) Heritage Christian Academy volleyball coach and science teacher Cathy Samford was fired during the fall semester after she became pregnant out of wedlock. Samford had led the volleyball program for three years and had been named the school's coach of the year once during that span. Still, that couldn't help save her job when she...
  • Illinois fumbles chance to hire its first black coach (RACE BAIT ALERT)

    03/28/2012 10:41:14 AM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 26 replies
    The University of Illinois has had 16 men’s basketball coaches since it began playing the sport in 1906. All of them, from Elwood Brown to Bruce Weber, had a skin pigmentation that resembled Cream of Wheat. On Tuesday, the school was preparing to hire its 17th coach, John Groce, who is as white (and shorn) as a cue ball. Apparently, we live in a state with the racial diversity of Iceland. It was one thing for Illinois to whiff on Shaka Smart, the very successful coach at Virginia Commonwealth, which is what new athletic director Mike Thomas did. Smart, who...
  • BREAKING NEWS: Family says former Penn State coach Joe Paterno has died — AP

    01/22/2012 7:34:30 AM PST · by Perdogg · 225 replies · 1+ views
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  • Body found in river believed to be missing son of Packers offensive coach

    01/10/2012 4:58:06 AM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 21 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 1-10-12 | Don Walker And Tom Silverstein
    MILWAUKEE - Oshkosh, Wis., police on Monday confirmed they had positively identified the body of a man believed to be the 21-year-old son of Green Bay Packers' offensive coordinator Joe Philbin. Oshkosh police spokesman Joseph Nichols said the identity of the person, whose body was pulled from the Fox River near the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh campus, was not being released pending official notification and wishes of the family. Members of the Packers, however, were told that the body was that of Michael Philbin. In addition, some players sent condolences out on Twitter. Police said foul play was not suspected, but...
  • Steelers Coach Badly Burned In Seven Fields Blaze

    01/06/2012 7:48:42 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 10 replies · 1+ views
    WPXI ^ | January 6, 2012
    SEVEN FIELDS, Pa. -- Channel 11 News has learned that the running backs coach for the Pittsburgh Steelers was badly burned in a house fire in Seven Fields, Butler County. The fire started shortly before 3 a.m. on Friday along Jameson Way. Kirby Wilson, 50, was flown to a Pittsburgh-area hospital. There is no word on his condition. Wilson is in his fifth season with Steelers. The team is preparing for its wild card playoff game against the Denver Broncos on Sunday.
  • ESPN Sat on Molestation Tape Since 2002

    11/28/2011 12:38:55 PM PST · by Kaslin · 80 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | November 28, 2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: So this assistant basketball coach at Syracuse, this guy -- Fine is his name, Bernie Fine -- has been accused of sexually molesting boys and students for a whole bunch of years. It turns out that ESPN had a tape since 2002 with evidence. ESPN has sat on evidence for nine years because they say they couldn't corroborate it. On the tape the guy's wife cops to it, saying she witnessed it and a ball boy admits it. They say they couldn't corroborate it. I wonder if the coach's name had been Paterno if ESPN woulda sat...
  • Wyoming coach resigns after forcing offensive survey on players (Hurt Feelings Report Card)

    11/14/2011 11:28:37 AM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 89 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 14NOV2011 | Cameron Smith
    A high school football coach in Wyoming has resigned after orchestrating what may be the single least appropriate motivational tactic in recent years, handing his players a "Hurt Feelings Report" in which students were asked to select from various offensive options to describe why they were upset. As first reported by the Buffalo Bulletin, Casper Star-Tribune and The Advocate before being circulated throughout the internet, Buffalo (Wyo.) High football coach Pat Lynch offered up a questionnaire to his players that offered the following possible reasons for their disappointment, as reported by The Advocate (beware in reading the following paragraph: Some...