know the facts

United States

#21 Dec 20, 2012
rules wrote:
i dont know what the coach does/does not do. but i am aware that the TSSAA states in the rule book that the kids can only be on "one" league/team.

If the kids chose to go play football then WGHS would have been fined and lost any games that they might have won while the kids were playing fotball.

Think back to when SGHS had this issue a couple years ago with a couple girls playing in the church league and all the fuss that the TSSAA stirred up.
that might be the dumbest use of a tssaa rule I have ever heard...if that was the case then every program that was represented there could be fined!

The whole point behind this rule is that you can't play in more than one league at a time for each sport. This means nothing about playing football and then playing basketball.

Basically, the coach wanted the boys to choose basketball over football and they didn't. The sad part about this story is that it happens all the time in all county schools and NOTHING is done about it!!
its time

Charlotte, NC

#22 Dec 20, 2012
maybe its time the news media gets involved and let thom ask the questions
fairly

Nashville, TN

#23 Dec 20, 2012
booster wrote:
maybe the principal cant do anything but lets seeif Roger jones is as bad as he thinks grow some balls and do what is right for all kids get a mentor who loves to coach and loves the kids he developes
If it's good old roger dodger's friend you can kiss him getting rid of anybody. These as s hole kisses need to be booted to the side of the road. I say do away with the board and let some parents form a committee to see all is treated fairly.
fairly

Nashville, TN

#24 Dec 20, 2012
know the facts wrote:
<quoted text>
that might be the dumbest use of a tssaa rule I have ever heard...if that was the case then every program that was represented there could be fined!
The whole point behind this rule is that you can't play in more than one league at a time for each sport. This means nothing about playing football and then playing basketball.
Basically, the coach wanted the boys to choose basketball over football and they didn't. The sad part about this story is that it happens all the time in all county schools and NOTHING is done about it!!
Ain't it funny how roger thinks we all just love him down here. Couldn't be further from the truth.
its time

Charlotte, NC

#25 Dec 22, 2012
roger is a joke ,he plays high and mighty lets see if he steps up for what is the good of the boys support the kids is all we ask as parents
Wondering

Hermitage, TN

#26 Dec 23, 2012
Are you talking about Coach Douglas?
Buffalo Supporter

Clarksville, TN

#27 Dec 26, 2012
It's funny that you all would bash someone that you don't even know. I happen to know him personally and professionally. As to the incident involved...the two boys were punished because they FAILED to communicate to Coach Douglas that they would miss practice. Per a team contract that the boys were supposed to sign, they broke a team rule and had to serve a team consequence. End of story. It's really sad that you all have nothing better to do than make it a bigger deal than it needs to be. This boys team is not going to be a winning bunch, so why not teach them a bigger lesson...how to be accountable, how to communicate, how to take responsibility for your actions. THAT"S what's wrong with the kids in our area. They have parents like you that just so to a social media outlet and make excuses for them. He was proud of them for making the team...encouraged them to play and even cancelled practice on that Wed so they could attend that practice. If the team had a winning record this post wouldn't be here...and it's sad. Get to know him before you bash him. He's a good coach and good for those boys. He is the only coach that has EVER told me thank you for my support. And that goes a long way in my book!
Unnecessary

Gaffney, SC

#28 Dec 26, 2012
So... They first failed to communicate therefore they were punished. But three breaths later he was proud of them and cancelled practice to show his support. If he cancelled practice in support it's contradictory (to put it mildly) for him to "punish them" for the accomplishment. IF this is how it went down then the coach sent mixed signals to the boys in his own actions & the matter still needs to be addresses at a higher level.

More so- u publicly bashed this boys team for everyone to read saying they are not a "winning bunch" so let me state that not only do the boys need support from a decent coach - they need support from their fans and/or parents even in a losing season. You sound as pathetic as the coach you seem to support.
dad

Stanley, NC

#29 Dec 27, 2012
Unnecessary wrote:
So... They first failed to communicate therefore they were punished. But three breaths later he was proud of them and cancelled practice to show his support. If he cancelled practice in support it's contradictory (to put it mildly) for him to "punish them" for the accomplishment. IF this is how it went down then the coach sent mixed signals to the boys in his own actions & the matter still needs to be addresses at a higher level.

More so- u publicly bashed this boys team for everyone to read saying they are not a "winning bunch" so let me state that not only do the boys need support from a decent coach - they need support from their fans and/or parents even in a losing season. You sound as pathetic as the coach you seem to support.
dont forget the morals and values coach conveys by cursing and throwing tantrums too.
Agree

Hermitage, TN

#30 Dec 27, 2012
He curses at kids in his classroom and makes them do push-ups even if they were wrongly accused of doing something. The man needs to take anger management classes. He has been reported by parents numerous times and has been scolded by other teachers for going too far with punishments. He should be fired!
Unnecessary

United States

#31 Dec 27, 2012
dad wrote:
<quoted text>dont forget the morals and values coach conveys by cursing and throwing tantrums too.
Exactly my children don't go to wg but I sure can hear him cursing in the locker rooms at those boys. &. Push ups at practice is one thing burning the classroom?? That's border line on singling children out in front of peers and goes down te road of bullying to a degree.( in administrators eyes... What if a child committed suicide because he/she had to do push ups in front of a class of their peers??) bet t would be an issue then. But as always in greene county let the people support this craziness till someone really gets Hurt and then maybe they will see what we meant
Unnecessary

United States

#32 Dec 27, 2012
All I'm going to say about cursing my kids in classroom setting or making them do PE in a classroom instead of a gym will never fly with me and God bless the day my kids come home with some stories like that... This will be onenpissed off momma with a pissed off hubby by her side.
Whatever

Johnson City, TN

#33 Dec 28, 2012
You people are starting to sound like the cry babies on the South Greene lady rebel sight. What if they committed suicide because they had to do push ups in front of the other kids? Wow! When you parents went to school, did you not get your butt busted if you done wrong. I would of taken push ups over that any day. We didn't commit suicide in our days over being punished. Are you parents raising children or pansies? No wonder you kids whine all the time. Pretty obvious who they get it from.
too soft on kids

Fort Campbell, TN

#34 Dec 28, 2012
Agree wrote:
He curses at kids in his classroom and makes them do push-ups even if they were wrongly accused of doing something. The man needs to take anger management classes. He has been reported by parents numerous times and has been scolded by other teachers for going too far with punishments. He should be fired!
I went to WGHS. I don't have any kids there right now. This coach may be the biggest a&$hole that has ever been, but if the players signed a contract they should be made to honor it and the parents should expect them to honor it. As for him being too hard on the kids in the classroom, that's probably a bunch of BS that's blown out of proportion by a bunch of whiney, soft kids that always run to their parents when life gets a little tough. The kids need to toughen up because life isn't going to be easy on them. Teachers should be teaching kids how to be adults and the harder you are on them now, the easier life will be. I'm thankful for the humility that I received when I was younger. It has made me stronger. I probably needed more paddling by mr swanay when I was there
Unneccessary

Greer, SC

#35 Dec 28, 2012
You people need to wake up! The world is not the same as it was 10 20 or 30 years ago. I'm not raising my kids to be pansies - my kids are raised in a family setting where Christ places the judgements. If you got humiliated or even paddled at WG than it was clearly several decades ago because for nearly 30 years regulations have not been allowed to do such things. I do agree with if the kids made an agreement that they keep up their end of the deal however missing a practice ( which apparently didn't happen because it got cancelled out of support)to participate in a Christian event that they earned seems pretty legite to me. They earned it- it's not like they skipped practice because they were high or partying. I think you people are of an older generation who can't see life for what it is. No we didn't committ suicide if we got in trouble but we didn't see it on tv every other day or war of mass shootings. Kids are products of the environment in which they live. What was morally acceptable years ago is no longer acceptable but hinges that we never dreamed possible are a reality for these kids. See it face it overcome it. If you can't see te way the world works then the kids are in a bigger mess than just this incident.
At the end of the day everyone has an opinion but I will state that there is no way in hell that someone would treat my kid that way nor would I be a teacher or a principal that looks the other way while someone treats kids that way. It's not the 50's and we moved passed this a long time ago
Whatever

Johnson City, TN

#36 Dec 28, 2012
Kids are the products of the example their parents put before them. Speaking of Christianity, a sin is still a sin. Some churches may adapt to the newer generation and allow a lot of things that were considered wrong a few years ago, but the bible doesn't change. Just because the world thinks certain things are right now, God hasn't changed. Taking God out of school is the exact reason our schools have become what they are. If you teach your child that there really is a heaven and a hell, and explain to them the difference in them. Then let them know if you commit suicide where they will end up, I don't really think they will be killing themselves. You are either of the world (SIN) or of GOD!
Unneccessary

Shelby, NC

#37 Dec 28, 2012
This is by a Christians debate it's about the character that is demonstrated for our youth. Get off your soap box an back to the topic at hand!
too soft on kids

Fort Campbell, TN

#38 Dec 30, 2012
Unneccessary wrote:
This is by a Christians debate it's about the character that is demonstrated for our youth. Get off your soap box an back to the topic at hand!
What are you going to do little Johnny come home crying when he has lost his first job? Are you going to tell his boss that the work was too hard and that he was humiliated. I'm sure that will work out well. Times were a whole lot better everywhere when kids were really disciplined. You just keep on taking up for him and see how he turns out.
Unneccessary

Winnsboro, SC

#39 Dec 30, 2012
too soft on kids wrote:
<quoted text>
What are you going to do little Johnny come home crying when he has lost his first job? Are you going to tell his boss that the work was too hard and that he was humiliated. I'm sure that will work out well. Times were a whole lot better everywhere when kids were really disciplined. You just keep on taking up for him and see how he turns out.
I'm not quiet sure how this became an attack toward me but.. I will re state my point for a conclusion. The topic of my concern was his. Ultra mouth and an in clear understanding of why school officials get to single handedly make life altering decisions in today's youth. No matter how hard or soft a parent is on their child - I think I can speak for most when I say : no one will curse my kids and expect me to be ok with it. Weighed its sports school or public. The world may change and things may become socially acceptable but it doesn't mean I should change my. Slices to accommodate society.
Whatever

Johnson City, TN

#40 Dec 30, 2012
Unneccessary wrote:
This is by a Christians debate it's about the character that is demonstrated for our youth. Get off your soap box an back to the topic at hand!
I'm not understanding what you mean by this statement. Maybe you meant to say this is NOT a Christians debate. I'm not really sure. The only reason that I brought up Christianity, in my topic was to answer the one you said before me. Which from what I see, you are the one who brought Christianity into this. As far as school officials making life altering decisions as you say. I'm not sure they do. Somebody has to make decisions about our schools. We may not always agree with them, but they should be fair to everyone. I'm not sure the decisions that they are making are life altering. I'm with my child at home more than the teachers are. I try to instill a good example for my child to go by. I think he knows if a teacher is right or wrong on the way he believes. He also knows to just be quiet and let it go. It won't change my sons belief. You will probably never find 2 people that believe identical on everything.

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