Eighteen new faces at Carrollton

Full story: Carrollton Free Press Standard

Eighteen new employees, including one elementary administrator, 13 teachers, two intervention specialists and two tutors, have joined the Carrollton Exempted Village School District faculty for the 2010-11 school year.
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1 - 12 of 12 Comments Last updated Jul 12, 2011
Carrollton X-mom

United States

#1 Aug 18, 2010
We will never get to hire a new athletic director, what carrollton needs is someone that doesn't play by name, if we had this we would win alot more games than we have, talking about this hoping that our new volleyball coach doesn't listen to athletic director, she will be alot better off.....you see the people that made it out of carrollton rarely comes back....
twp 181

Middleboro, MA

#2 Aug 19, 2010
The last time I attended a sporting event, the athletic director wasn't playing the game, the student athletes were. What we really need are parents to grow up, allow the coaches to work with the talent they have and build programs. Not every student athlete is a superstar, even though Mom & Dad may think they are.
An American

Saint Clairsville, OH

#3 Aug 20, 2010
I've lived in many different school districts and it's the same old thing, complaining about coaches, athletic directors, the principals, administrators, it never fails. People love to complain. If you think you can do a better then get off your dead butt and do something. These people are doing the best they can. Remember they have more insight of what's going on than most anyone out there. It's easy to stand on the sideline and complain.
that guy again

Sun Prairie, WI

#4 Aug 20, 2010
I have coached football at the little leagues and I will say that when you have groups of kids who win championships in the lower leagues then struggle to win at all in high school, the problem is not the talent pool.
The instruction level at the Little Warriors level was very good and at times sufferd at the 7th, 8th and 9th grade level. Here the kids became bored because the sport had been dumbed down to accomodate those who were not Little Warrior players with years of experience. Politics also started to come into play as well.
Past attempts to blend programs to achieve continuity for these kids from Little Warriors thru high school were met with resistance. The Little Warrior program was looked down upon despite their winning records and numerous championships by the high school program that seldom has a winning season.
If Carrollton really wants a winning program, they need to work with Little Warriors to build continuity. They need to realize that there are people who are not teachers who really know football and make use of them. They need to quit playing people based on the family contributions to the booster club,new stadium project etc. Simply play talent. Black, white, rich, poor, pretty or ugly.
The talent is and has always been there. Quit running it off before it can be utilized. Make you football program fun again and less of a social cult that eats its own. JMO.
old warrior

Middleboro, MA

#5 Aug 22, 2010
Comparing Little Warriors with High school programs is like apples and oranges. Do you realize that most children who play Little Warriors CHOOSE not to continue to play in later years, some because they loose interest, they are burnt out after several years. Starting in 2nd grade, thats too young.Some because they don't like to work at it. Those you love the game, will play. Using the time old name game business, is really getting old.
that guy again

Sun Prairie, WI

#6 Aug 23, 2010
Its not as much apples and oranges as you would think. When I had the 2nd and 3rd graders they had over 30 offensive plays, several different formations, we had 5 or 6 deffensive formations, we trapped, blitzed, ran stunts, pulled guards. 26 of my kids were first year players, 6 had one year experience and they came one game away from the playoffs, loosing that game to an undefeated team that went on to win it all. You (and others) really underestimate this program. I coached there for several years and the sophistication of the plays was kept current with the game at the college level. This cant be said for the 7th, 8th and 9th grade teams. This is where the dumbing down began and where interest is lost. Rather than elevate the new players to that of the Little Warrior players, they lowered the level of play to accomodate the lesser and or newer players and in some cases, coaches.

Jeff Gordon, Tiger Woods and most who reach the top of their sport start at a very young age. I dont think its any different with football.

WATCHING the effects of the name game is what gets old. Ever notice that when we get a new coach we win, he plays talent, then the 2nd and 3rd year come along and the hooks are put into them and the loosing starts. I played, my boys played, as did several of our reletives. My opinion does not come from the sidelines.Our football days are now behind us, Im just throwing this all out there because we have all seen it thru the years and the effects on the kids and the teams record.Its common knowledge. But like I said, we are out of it so keep crashing it into the ground if you want.
An American

Saint Clairsville, OH

#7 Aug 23, 2010
Have you read Larry Birds book "Drive"? This is what you have to have in life and sports. If you are good enough, you'll play. Not all chidren get better as they get older, they change or others catch up and pass them physically. Families move, people change, and that winning team in the earlier grades may not be there when they get older. Coaches want a winning team and will play the best talent they have at the possition. Playing favorites, I don't see it. It comes down to drive by the athlete, not giving up, pure and simple.
that guy again

Sun Prairie, WI

#8 Aug 24, 2010
Perhaps. My football days ended in 10th grade. As a freshman we had an awesome team. I was the defensive captain, called all our plays and lead most all our stats.Our defense allowed fewer than 6pts per game on average. We had a new head coach for the varsity team that year, Tom MacDonald. He took an interest in ALL levels of Carrollton football and all teams had a great year.

The following year he gets a better job and we get a new coach. As I am picking up my equipment he tells me that he understands iI had a really good year as a freshman. I said I would like to try out for the same position again. He told me no, that position belongs to .... a teachers son. He had NEVER seen any of us play! I asked if I could still try out for it and was told he already had a back up and that I would be a blocking dummy for a year or two, then might get my chance.

Needless to say I found other things to do after that. Pretty much told me the fix was in.
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Murfreesboro, TN

#9 Sep 19, 2010
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coco maguilen

Massillon, OH

#10 Jul 9, 2011
mrs. smiley was the worst teacher i could of asked for. she was mean and very rude. had no feelings she wouldnt let me use the restroom when we werent doing anything in class just because she taught my aunt previous in english lit. and she said i didnt deserve to go. because of how my aunt misbehaved in her class she said all of us maguilen's would never accomplish anything in life . also, I REALLY DID HAVE TO GO TO THE RESTROOM AND SHE SHOULDNT OF BEEN ABLE TO TELL ME I COULDNT WHEN I DIDNT EVEN KNOW HER, SHE DISLIKED ME BECAUSE OF MY FAMILY IN THE PAST. THANKS KIMBERLY! YOU MADE ME PEE MY PANTS ON THE BUS RIDE HOME !
coco maguilen

Massillon, OH

#11 Jul 9, 2011
i have played on the carrollton high school sports teams and they do pick for favorites you could suck at the game and still get picked beacause your parents are rich and contribute to the schools funds or because your related to a teacher not based on the talent at all. when you could go with the kids that have the talent carrollton needs better school systems i mean the bell herron and the high schooll are practically falling apart. give the kids something to care about theres nothing for them to do except farm and play sports so why dont people make them feel proud for what type of school theycome from instead of how rich or poor somebody is .
An American

Dover, OH

#12 Jul 12, 2011
How can they pick favorites in cross country, wrestling, golf, swimming or track?

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