derry4ever

Pittsburgh, PA

#102 Nov 15, 2010
newintown wrote:
I want to see the prorgram get turned around to. Somebdoy told me Boggo played at JMU in college... is this right? This would be a step in the right directionn.
I would not debate a change with the football coaching staff, but it would need to be an outsider. Boggio is unqualified to coach at that level. He is a very good midget and middle school coach, but his teams from what I have seen look very predictable.
jaws

Rochester, PA

#103 Nov 15, 2010
newintown wrote:
I want to see the prorgram get turned around to. Somebdoy told me Boggo played at JMU in college... is this right? This would be a step in the right directionn.
JMU as in james madison university? that would be impressive, but even more would impressive would be a college degree. why is it so hard to find out this kind of information on coaches?

I am still wondering in polinsky played at the college level or if he has a college degree.
Wow

Rochester, PA

#104 Nov 15, 2010
derry4ever wrote:
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I would not debate a change with the football coaching staff, but it would need to be an outsider. Boggio is unqualified to coach at that level. He is a very good midget and middle school coach, but his teams from what I have seen look very predictable.
I do not believe mr. boggio played college football. I know for a fact that he did not play at the high school level.
Honestly

Pittsburgh, PA

#105 Nov 16, 2010
Yep, Boggio's middle school team was pretty predictable. Pretty predictable to win or come in 2nd in their section every year he coached. Pretty predictable to play tough, intelligent football every game. The kids loved to play for him, because they learned self-respect, determination, and team work.

Anyone else have a different suggestion for DHS Football head coach, offer it up!
Hoping the best for Derry

Latrobe, PA

#106 Nov 16, 2010
jaws wrote:
<quoted text>
JMU as in james madison university? that would be impressive, but even more would impressive would be a college degree. why is it so hard to find out this kind of information on coaches?
I am still wondering in polinsky played at the college level or if he has a college degree.
I can answer some questions for you. I played for Derry in Jr High and as a freshman. As I recall, we never, or rarely, came within 30 points of our opponents. At the time, I was also involved in coaching at the midget football level where we were undefeated untied and unscored-upon something like 3 out of four years. One year during that time period (late 70's early 80's) we went the entire season without giving up a 1st down while outscoring our opponents approximately 300 - 0!!! As a 15-yr-old asst coach for the wolfpack, I learned a lot about football, leadership, motivation, etc. from our head coach and our defensive coordinator(my uncles) Joe and Nick Krinock. I would go to practice for the school and would be ridiculed by my "Teacher/Coaches" for being a part of the midget program then would change clothes and go to midget practice to coach and have a blast!! Because of the huge difference in success and the subsequent jealousy, there was a lot of conflict between the school and the midget program back then. Anyway, I saw that there was a right and wrong way to coach football. I vowed that someday I would do something about preventing anyone from going through what I went through trying to be a successful football player at Derry.
I walked on at IUP but had to quit for health reasons. Then I bacame the head coach of the Wolfpack at 19. I then coached varsity Football at Derry under Ron Baldonieri, who later left Derry. I returned to the midgets. I quit coaching when I got married and adopted my son then had my daughter. I returned to coaching when Jim Paul called and asked me to take over the jr high program. Coach Po and I were Co-head coaches. We beat Latrobe then lost every game after that. Coach Po moved up but didn't run the offense and defense we had always relied on when he was my ssistant in the midgets. He hired Troy and Webby off the midgets(all great guys and friends of mine by the way)and lost the first 20 some games. We (the Jr High team) won the section championship the first year I was the lone head coach and Nick Alesi ran the defense. We were 6-2 every year after that until I stepped down last year. During this time I also coached teener league baseball Starting at age 18. I've managed two teams there throughout the years. In all that coaching (both sports) I think I had two loosing seasons; Football- 1994, the year Coach Po and I took over the Jr High, and Baseball- 1993, I got married that April.
I have a teaching degree from IUP. I taught when I worked at Adelphoi Private School for 8 years before becoming a juvenile probation Officer in 1994.
I hope this helps clear some things up. No one pushed harder to get Po the job 5 years ago. He and his staff are perhaps the hardest working high school coaching staff anywhere. I wish they could have been undefeated every year. But it didn't happen, and now I'm afraid the kids/parents may unfortunately never have confidence in them again. I've been approached by many players and parents asking why I don't take over (as if the decision is mine). I'm confident Nick Alesi, others and I have the kid's respect and could lead them to improved success if given the chance someday. These players deserve success! If the job opens up, I would try to arrange things at work so I can apply and would appreciate any and all continued support from the players, the parents and the community. Thanks for the nice things said about my coaching in these blog pages! Sincerely, Joe Boggio
Bumblebee Tuna

Pittsburgh, PA

#107 Nov 16, 2010
jaws wrote:
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JMU as in james madison university? that would be impressive, but even more would impressive would be a college degree. why is it so hard to find out this kind of information on coaches?
I am still wondering in polinsky played at the college level or if he has a college degree.
What does it matter if you have a college degree or not? Greg Mizner coaches at Hempfield. He played college and professional football and Hempfeild hasn't won more than 3 games in one season in his career there. On the other hand, Muzzy (the head coach for Greensburg Central Catholic) is not a teacher and is one of the most successful coaches in the state. Not sure if he went to college or not but probably wouldn't be too hard to find out on-line. Knock yourself out, I'm too lazy!
Derry Trojans

Pittsburgh, PA

#108 Nov 16, 2010
JOE BOGGIO!! Our savior has arrived. State championships here we come.(Sarcasim)Coach Reitz will never pick up on his high tech call signals. 44 dive! Its a whole different ball game in high school. You are no longer playing against the gym teacher looking for some extra cash. He has a lot of people fooled from the sound of things.
Bumblebee Tuna

Pittsburgh, PA

#109 Nov 16, 2010
I got it! It's been right in front of my face the whole time! All the football team needs to do to be successful is to do what the basketball team is going to do,"run the picket fence". Look out Derry, there's a new coach in town; coach Tuna!
Bumblebee Tuna

Pittsburgh, PA

#110 Nov 16, 2010
I wish all bars in Derry would stay open till 4am....oopppss, sorry, wrong forum!

Since: Aug 08

Derry Twp.

#111 Nov 16, 2010
I have to say this. Kids today at Derry need pushed. Kids today at Derry are ok with being mediocre. If their goal is not to get to Heinz Field, they should not be out for football. I am not saying they could realistically reach that goal but that has to be the TEAMS goal. The goal is to WIN! If you do not get kids to set such a goal, it cannot be a success. As a coach, you cannot play favorites. As a player you must be a team player every second of the season from two a days until the final second of the final game of the season. Kids have to pull for each other and accept the role they are given by the coaches. Parents need to stay away and let the coach’s coach. The coaching staff should have one or two faculty members on it just to have that "insider" to keep an eye on players in school and to "recruit" kids who have potential. I love PO and Troy and Webbie and Razz and Sweeney to death! They are not getting it done though. They had 5 years. Who was the last Derry coach to have 5 years? Now, here is the question...Who has the magic? Anyone? Who will the kids WANT TO play for? Anyone? Who knows how to handle the kids both psychologically and physically? There are great athletes at Derry. Who can unlock the door to let these kids come out and play to the highest level? The job should be opened up. If PO and his staff are the best to apply...so be it. If someone else comes along with a history of winning...maybe they should get the shot! Trojan pride needs to rise from the ashes.
R U Serious

Pittsburgh, PA

#112 Nov 16, 2010
ive been folowing this for a few days now let me ask u all a question... Do you think the kids know about this? I gurantee they do. What do u think the kids think about when they read all of this political bullshit? it makes them see how negative the community is to the program as a whole. how about all the bulshit stops and just let the kids go have fun. There is way more in life them wins and loses. these kids are coming out as men and that does way more for them in life then any record ever will. So u people that are being negative need to stop take a minutte and think about tthe kids, isnt that what its about anyway. It's High school its suppose to be about having fun. And dont give me that there not having fun cause they r losing, they still r caue i gurantee by monday they arent even thinking about that they r thinking about girls classes and justt enjoying life. U people are the ones that r screwing it up for these boys that goes to the parents too.
jaws

Pittsburgh, PA

#113 Nov 16, 2010
R U Serious wrote:
ive been folowing this for a few days now let me ask u all a question... Do you think the kids know about this? I gurantee they do. What do u think the kids think about when they read all of this political bullshit? it makes them see how negative the community is to the program as a whole. how about all the bulshit stops and just let the kids go have fun. There is way more in life them wins and loses. these kids are coming out as men and that does way more for them in life then any record ever will. So u people that are being negative need to stop take a minutte and think about tthe kids, isnt that what its about anyway. It's High school its suppose to be about having fun. And dont give me that there not having fun cause they r losing, they still r caue i gurantee by monday they arent even thinking about that they r thinking about girls classes and justt enjoying life. U people are the ones that r screwing it up for these boys that goes to the parents too.
Political bullshit? That is another forum...but since you brought it up...obama is a loser.

So winning at the high school level is NOT important? Well hell, just give polinsky a lifetime contract then. GET REAL! Do the kids know about this? Again, GET REAL! They have been living it for the past 5 years. Hegativity in the community?? Dude. like they have won 8 games in 5 years.

You must be a woman to have written that goofy comment. You obviously haven't competed in high school sports.
jaws

Pittsburgh, PA

#114 Nov 16, 2010
Bulyukol wrote:
I have to say this. Kids today at Derry need pushed. Kids today at Derry are ok with being mediocre. If their goal is not to get to Heinz Field, they should not be out for football. I am not saying they could realistically reach that goal but that has to be the TEAMS goal. The goal is to WIN! If you do not get kids to set such a goal, it cannot be a success. As a coach, you cannot play favorites. As a player you must be a team player every second of the season from two a days until the final second of the final game of the season. Kids have to pull for each other and accept the role they are given by the coaches. Parents need to stay away and let the coach’s coach. The coaching staff should have one or two faculty members on it just to have that "insider" to keep an eye on players in school and to "recruit" kids who have potential. I love PO and Troy and Webbie and Razz and Sweeney to death! They are not getting it done though. They had 5 years. Who was the last Derry coach to have 5 years? Now, here is the question...Who has the magic? Anyone? Who will the kids WANT TO play for? Anyone? Who knows how to handle the kids both psychologically and physically? There are great athletes at Derry. Who can unlock the door to let these kids come out and play to the highest level? The job should be opened up. If PO and his staff are the best to apply...so be it. If someone else comes along with a history of winning...maybe they should get the shot! Trojan pride needs to rise from the ashes.
I agree! Certainly nobody out there sees any problem with opening up the position. Polinsky can reapply if he wants the job. What is wrong with that?
Peacemaker

Pittsburgh, PA

#115 Nov 16, 2010
Bumblebee Tuna wrote:
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What does it matter if you have a college degree or not? Greg Mizner coaches at Hempfield. He played college and professional football and Hempfeild hasn't won more than 3 games in one season in his career there. On the other hand, Muzzy (the head coach for Greensburg Central Catholic) is not a teacher and is one of the most successful coaches in the state. Not sure if he went to college or not but probably wouldn't be too hard to find out on-line. Knock yourself out, I'm too lazy!
I will tell you why. In addition to being just the football coach, perhaps a college educated coach can inspire some of his players to want to attend college or at least further their education at the community college level or trade school. What is the % of derry kids that go to college? Compare that to the % of students from Franklin Regional or Penn Trafford or even Latrobe.

Coaches are in a unique position to advise kids and guide them, and considering how many kids at derry come from messed up homes, single parent, no dad, whatever, I would rather have a coach that has attained a college degree.

I am not disparaging coaches that did not go to college...of course there are great coaches and great guys that did not attend college.

But I have to ask, if a college degree is not important, why then to be a college coach do you HAVE to have a college degree??

Quite frankly, I dont know if po went to college or not. Mr. Boggio, do you know the answer?? Thank you.
Bumblebee Tuna

Pittsburgh, PA

#116 Nov 17, 2010
Peacemaker wrote:
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I will tell you why. In addition to being just the football coach, perhaps a college educated coach can inspire some of his players to want to attend college or at least further their education at the community college level or trade school. What is the % of derry kids that go to college? Compare that to the % of students from Franklin Regional or Penn Trafford or even Latrobe.
Coaches are in a unique position to advise kids and guide them, and considering how many kids at derry come from messed up homes, single parent, no dad, whatever, I would rather have a coach that has attained a college degree.
I am not disparaging coaches that did not go to college...of course there are great coaches and great guys that did not attend college.

But I have to ask, if a college degree is not important, why then to be a college coach do you HAVE to have a college degree??
Quite frankly, I dont know if po went to college or not. Mr. Boggio, do you know the answer?? Thank you.
Saint Vincent just hosted a game against Waynesburg. 7 local athletes were on the field (according to the Bulletin). 2 from Latrobe and 5 from Derry. I don't think there is any question that coach Polinsky helps these players go to college.

To reply to your other question; yes, to be a COLLEGE coach you may need a college degree, but this is HIGH SCHOOL not college! Maybe you should need a college degree to coach little league baseball too! I think the little league players might be getting short changed because their head coach might be a plumber and never went to college (sarcasm).
Bumblebee Tuna

Pittsburgh, PA

#117 Nov 17, 2010
I am assuming that everyone on this forum has been going to or is someway involved with Derry football. I go to the home games on Friday nights and noticed something about Derry compared to other teams, they have a lot smaller athletes! I seen the size of Derry's fullback for example. Are you kidding me! He is about 140lbs. and is about 5foot6. Me and some other friends of mine couldn't believe that he was a starter on a high school football team. Nothing against that player but if that's the talent level that Derry has, Then Boggio and/or any other coach that was in the head coach position would have the same problem!
Peacemaker

Pittsburgh, PA

#118 Nov 17, 2010
Bumblebee Tuna wrote:
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Saint Vincent just hosted a game against Waynesburg. 7 local athletes were on the field (according to the Bulletin). 2 from Latrobe and 5 from Derry. I don't think there is any question that coach Polinsky helps these players go to college.
To reply to your other question; yes, to be a COLLEGE coach you may need a college degree, but this is HIGH SCHOOL not college! Maybe you should need a college degree to coach little league baseball too! I think the little league players might be getting short changed because their head coach might be a plumber and never went to college (sarcasm).
I was happy to see the local kids on the field in the SVC/Waynesburg game.

I never degraded anybody for not having a college degree, so don't interpret it that way.

You seem to be "in the know" with the program. What is po's background? college? what is his profession?

Thanks.
Bumblebee Tuna

Pittsburgh, PA

#119 Nov 17, 2010
Peacemaker wrote:
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I was happy to see the local kids on the field in the SVC/Waynesburg game.
I never degraded anybody for not having a college degree, so don't interpret it that way.
You seem to be "in the know" with the program. What is po's background? college? what is his profession?
Thanks.
I have no idea if coach Polinsky went to college or not. Sorry, I guess that I'm not that "in the know".
Concerned Fan

Pittsburgh, PA

#120 Nov 17, 2010
Bumblebee Tuna wrote:
... I seen the size of Derry's fullback for example. Are you kidding me! He is about 140lbs. and is about 5foot6. Me and some other friends of mine couldn't believe that he was a starter on a high school football team. Nothing against that player but if that's the talent level that Derry has,...
Bodies were an issue this year. 45 kids came out for the team. 30 kids finished. At times they only dressed 23 kids due to injuries. I think they lettered 24.

The kids need to be motivated.
Bumblebee Tuna

Pittsburgh, PA

#121 Nov 17, 2010
Concerned Fan wrote:
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Bodies were an issue this year. 45 kids came out for the team. 30 kids finished. At times they only dressed 23 kids due to injuries. I think they lettered 24.
The kids need to be motivated.
If bodies were an issue because of injury, then how is that coach Polinsky's fault? I think you might want to get your facts straight! also, I spoke with one of the coaches, and they told me after the uniontown game that they started the season with 38 players dressed. Never anymore than that. I believe in what coach Polinsky is doing and think that a lot of people don't quite know what the coaches have to deal with. If another coach took over (for example Boggio) and he wasn't getting it done, would your opinion on Derry football be that the coach needs to be replaced or would you come to realize that this is what you get in Derry? I think that the second answer is the correct one!But that's just my opinion. So everyone can keep asking for a head coaching change, but in the end after 5 more coaches come through Derry, everyone will be on here again with the same comments!

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