Softball Player

Hopkinsville, KY

#23 Jan 14, 2013
I am sick of hearing about all the baseball stuff. Softball does not have the money or ability to raise the same amount of money the baseball team does on a yearly basis.
It is not fail they get to use school equipment and the school buys them things that they do not buy us.
I really wish someone would file a Title IX complaint on HHS. Maybe then things will even up a little.
Baseball Mom

Hopkinsville, KY

#24 Jan 14, 2013
Why do you not have the ability to raise money? Does softball not have a booster program?
Softball Player

Hopkinsville, KY

#25 Jan 14, 2013
Baseball Mom wrote:
Why do you not have the ability to raise money? Does softball not have a booster program?
Not enough parent support and most of the other players are multi-sport players. We have been thru several coaches over the last several years and it is hard to get anything going. Not to mention, baseball has a lot of things already locked in and no one else can do them. Only one fund raiser is allowed at a time at HHS.
We will just have to share what baseball has and we really don't care what the head coach has to say about it because it is not his building it will belong to the school system. He has been running off at the mouth about when we will be able to use the building but he will soon see it is not his building. Equal practice time and equal prime time practice time.
Got to love Title IX!
See you in class tomorrow Coach G. Don't come to class in a pissy mood either.
Baseball Mom

Hopkinsville, KY

#26 Jan 14, 2013
Well it's easy to see why softball has been through so many coaches with that attitude and your record reflects the same lazy work ethic.
Too busy

Pulaski, TN

#27 Jan 14, 2013
How can County deal with these same issues without having any of the same issues. When the programs wanted/needed something, players, parents, and coaches put in the work to get what they needed or convinced the right people it was needed. Why has Hoptown not been able to do th same things? Kind of the opposite happened with the blockhouses, except County did have the support to build what they wanted. Problem was to make it meet all of the different standards such as handicap accessible, equal facilities for females, etc, it more than tripled the cost which meant the school system got to foot the bill.
Batter up

Tucker, GA

#29 Jan 14, 2013
Too busy wrote:
How can County deal with these same issues without having any of the same issues. When the programs wanted/needed something, players, parents, and coaches put in the work to get what they needed or convinced the right people it was needed. Why has Hoptown not been able to do th same things? Kind of the opposite happened with the blockhouses, except County did have the support to build what they wanted. Problem was to make it meet all of the different standards such as handicap accessible, equal facilities for females, etc, it more than tripled the cost which meant the school system got to foot the bill.
I call BS!! Why do you think they call it Baker Nation at CCHS? He spent well over half his budget each year at CCHS. Don't believe me, go look at his numbers!
Uh Oh

Hopkinsville, KY

#30 Jan 15, 2013
I hear that Brd of Ed got a phone call from the state yesterday and now they want to see the numbers from HHS athletics and possibly the boosters.
I also heard a board member is pushing the matter as well now because of all the complaining.
Somebody gonna be in trouble!
Records

Hopkinsville, KY

#31 Jan 16, 2013
Not a very good ending in Blounstown, Fl.- 12-47-0 (2006-2009)
(Courtesy of Maxpreps - Blountstown High School Baseball Coach History)
Really

United States

#32 Jan 16, 2013
Records wrote:
Not a very good ending in Blounstown, Fl.- 12-47-0 (2006-2009)
(Courtesy of Maxpreps - Blountstown High School Baseball Coach History)
I thought they said he had an untouchable record. I guess they meant no one would want to touch such a bad record.
What up with this

United States

#34 Jan 17, 2013
HHS baseball coach moves his entire family from FL to KY to coach a high school baseball team. He leaves a teaching job and coaching job in FL. to come here to make @$5,000 coaching baseball and @$36,000 teaching as a new teacher.$41,000 to sell your home and move your family to KY?
Horrible record coaching in FL per maxpreps and other sources (Vanguard, Palm Bay and Blountstown to mention just a few of the many)
I agree, whoever was on this hiring committee does not belong on anymore!
He needs to learn how to get along with us girls better and share so he will get left alone.
Concerned

Tucker, GA

#36 Jan 18, 2013
Title IX question: Are the girls being given equal opportunity to make any money off of this venture? Why is it only the boys baseball gets to benefit from this non-school oriented function. We think the softball team and baseball team should do a joint venture on this and split the money!
Looks like a call to the state needs to happen again. Might start with our local board first then work our way to the State Brd of Ed. Someone will listen
Softball Momma

Hopkinsville, KY

#37 Jan 18, 2013
Concerned wrote:
Title IX question: Are the girls being given equal opportunity to make any money off of this venture? Why is it only the boys baseball gets to benefit from this non-school oriented function. We think the softball team and baseball team should do a joint venture on this and split the money!
Looks like a call to the state needs to happen again. Might start with our local board first then work our way to the State Brd of Ed. Someone will listen
I am very sure if we ask the baseball coach to share he will be more than willing. Oh wait, who the hell am I kidding. He won't even share a parking spot. Looks like we should go ahead and start calling in about more Title IX issues with the baseball team getting all the money from the Hoppers, the amount they raise/spend each year and the cost of the new building. No way is HHS spending as much money on girls athletics than the baseball team spends each year.
Softball Momma

Hopkinsville, KY

#38 Jan 18, 2013
Player Dad wrote:
It all depends on what they get worked out with the title IX issues. Softball team will get use of the baseball paid building and the baseball coach is having a complete breakdown about it. He is complaining to everyone and does not like what he is being told.
Not much of anything he can do about any of it because Title IX has his hands tied.
Hoptown AD insider

Hopkinsville, KY

#39 Jan 18, 2013
This baseball coach is at a disadvantage because he came from a state where Title IX was not recognized.
He sometimes does not handle being told how to do things but he is working on that. Not sure how much time or rope he will be given but time will tell.
Title IX will be filled at HHS!
baseball

Crofton, KY

#40 Jan 18, 2013
The baseball team is paying for the building. Not the softball team. Baseball booster is raising the money. If the softball team wants to use it, they need to pay for half of it. That would be equal opportunity.
Softball Daddy

Tucker, GA

#41 Jan 18, 2013
baseball wrote:
The baseball team is paying for the building. Not the softball team. Baseball booster is raising the money. If the softball team wants to use it, they need to pay for half of it. That would be equal opportunity.
You guys evidently have no clue about Title IX and what it stands for and keeps certain things from happening. HHS baseball has spent thousands and thousands of dollars each year while other female sports at HHS barely get to spent a couple thousand a year.
I am very sure someone will be looking at the books at HHS in the very near future and then we will see who is right.
For the record the baseball team is borrowing $80,000 and the school system is paying for the rest (about another $120,000) to build the building.
Tell me that is not in violation of Title IX! Softball will have equal access to the building and will have a locker room in the building just like the baseball team. We are willing to file suit against the school and district if the need arises.
baseball 2

Hopkinsville, KY

#42 Jan 18, 2013
baseball wrote:
The baseball team is paying for the building. Not the softball team. Baseball booster is raising the money. If the softball team wants to use it, they need to pay for half of it. That would be equal opportunity.
Exactly, why should the baseball team haved to fund raise to get things they want and need and the softball team belly ache over not getting the same "Equal treatment" get out and fundraise, yes it takes time, alot of it and even more effort, but the end result is where the glory is. so get over it, fund raise and see what comes from it.
baseball

Crofton, KY

#43 Jan 18, 2013
Hey softball daddy or should I say softball sissy your an idiot.
Really

United States

#44 Jan 18, 2013
Welcome to the real world baseball fans. Use this as your very first lesson in today's politics.
Take from the rich that has busted their butts and then give it too the ones that won't get off their butts because they deserve it. Lol. Welcome to American.
Booster

Madisonville, KY

#45 Jan 18, 2013
Food Stamp program,free lunch... title IX.

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