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concerned alum

Winchester, KY

#1 Jan 4, 2012
Russell Burkhead has did nothing since his arrival at Washington County 3 years ago. That concerns me. With a combined record of 11-53 over his 2+ seasons. That concerns me. With loses within the district by more than 40 points. That concerns me. Washington County basketball has become a laughing stock within the district, region, and state. That concerns me. It needs to change-it's got to change. The time has come for the athletic department at Washington County and Paul Terrell to take the friendship blinders off and fire Russell Burkhead. WC needs a coach that will get the best out of the players and get some of the more talented players out that aren't playing right now. WC needs a coach that will play the best talent, get the ball to the best talent, and that will get the players prepared to play game in and game out. Who should be next coach, I haven't got a clue but I know Mr. Burkhead isn't the answer. Will they ever fire Mr. Burkhead probably not. That Concerns me the most.
NBA Scout

Willisburg, KY

#2 Jan 4, 2012
Yep, I've seen all of those 6'6 guys roaming the halls of WCHS, just waiting for the right coach to take the reins so they can join the team and bring WC to the competitive level of DeMatha and Oak Hill.

Why, just the other day I was at the grocery and this young, burly guy of about 6'8 was plucking cans of spinach from the top shelf and throwing them in a grocery basket that was 3 aisles away, hidden from view: he didn't miss the basket once.

And at Red Box just this past Thursday, a 6'3 speed demon of a teenager darted between the drive-through traffic, spun around some big dude carrying a sack of Big Macs, tossed his debit card into the machine, and was off with a Julia Roberts romance before I could step from my car to the curb.....never seen such talent before in my life!

That kind of talent is everywhere you look in this county....
concerned alum

Winchester, KY

#3 Jan 4, 2012
Yeah your right probably not that much talent walking the halls but there's a few kids that could help. I was trying to make a point though. Mr. Burkhead isn't getting the full potential of his players and we should be more competitive then what we are. I know we'll never have the talent as an Oak Hill or a DeMatha but we've had better teams than what we've showed over these past 2+ seasons. It's not all Mr. Burkhead's fault, his assistant coaches aren't no better and they should all go. Here's the bottom line anywhere else, high school, college, or pros and you have a record like Mr. Burkhead and his staff have this far into their 3rd season that coach would be fired no doubt about it. Why is Washington County so buddy-buddy when it comes to their hires and fires. Just doesn't make since to me. That concerns me
get real

Clarksville, IN

#4 Jan 4, 2012
concerned alum wrote:
Russell Burkhead has did nothing since his arrival at Washington County 3 years ago. That concerns me. With a combined record of 11-53 over his 2+ seasons. That concerns me. With loses within the district by more than 40 points. That concerns me. Washington County basketball has become a laughing stock within the district, region, and state. That concerns me. It needs to change-it's got to change. The time has come for the athletic department at Washington County and Paul Terrell to take the friendship blinders off and fire Russell Burkhead. WC needs a coach that will get the best out of the players and get some of the more talented players out that aren't playing right now. WC needs a coach that will play the best talent, get the ball to the best talent, and that will get the players prepared to play game in and game out. Who should be next coach, I haven't got a clue but I know Mr. Burkhead isn't the answer. Will they ever fire Mr. Burkhead probably not. That Concerns me the most.
Be honest, just how concerned are you about classroom studies? Now what is more important - Studies or Sports
concerned alum

Winchester, KY

#5 Jan 4, 2012
What's that got to do with producing a winner on the court. Nothing. Yes, the classroom is very important and should be a priority but producing a winning basketball program should be important too. The baseball program produces a winner each year. The football program produces a winner each year. Even the band produces a winner each year. Why not basketball? The above mentioned programs have good leadership in place basketball doesn't that is clear with what has happened over the past several years. Put the right person in charge and you'll see the change.
Yo Yo Ma

United States

#6 Jan 4, 2012
It doesn't matter if your tuba player is 5'6 or 6'6. We have a lot of good "tuba player bodies" roaming around WCHS halls.
fat albert

Danville, KY

#7 Jan 4, 2012
Who in the hell said we should be great . We just want to see decent basketball , Burkheads coaching and tantrums are a black eye to Washinton CO . Concerned is right I dont understand how he was hired in the first place We just want a team that can compete and is well coached and frankly WC is neither
Question

United States

#8 Jan 4, 2012
fat albert wrote:
Who in the hell said we should be great . We just want to see decent basketball , Burkheads coaching and tantrums are a black eye to Washinton CO . Concerned is right I dont understand how he was hired in the first place We just want a team that can compete and is well coached and frankly WC is neither
What are Burkheads past coaching experiences? Did he ever play basketball in college or did he even go to college?
I would like know how he was hired too?
Hilarious

United States

#10 Jan 4, 2012
You have to ask about the hiring? LOL! That isn't hard to figure out, unless you are completely stupid. Politics. I don't think college experience is necessary to be a head coach in anything. I think there is only one coach that is a certified teacher...the baseball coach I believe. The whole problem with this county is the good ole boy system. It's why it doesn't move forward like it should. There have been some decent coaches. But they get run off or turned off by all the crap. But I wouldn't single out any one sport. The baseball team has done fairly well. So has the football team. They should have done better this season. It won't matter how many games the basketball teams lose, their jobs are cemented along as the current people are in place.
pitcherperfect

Richmond, KY

#11 Jan 5, 2012
I doubt there were many coaches lined up for the basketball coaches job when it came open. You can only work with what you have got.
LOL

Richmond, KY

#12 Jan 9, 2012
Dog the baseball coach...and he is winning. Sat in the stands one night listening to Simms harp on who should be the basketball coach. Well, you got him. Going to have to take the good with the bad. Which is it?
fat albert

Danville, KY

#13 Jan 9, 2012
Take the good with the bad , Name one good thing burkhead has done . and no coaches wern't lined up because the hiring was a done deal and other canidates were aware that if they did'nt make certain people happy they would be fired
Hilarious

Richmond, KY

#14 Jan 9, 2012
I won't argue that...but aren't the majority of hires in WC done deals? I can't think of one that hasn't been in the last fifty years.
Just saying

Georgetown, KY

#15 Jan 11, 2012
There are several reasons why WC is not reaching it's potential in high school athletics, not only basketball, but we'll start there.

First of all, you have weak feeder programs...your fundamentals should begin in middle school...there really are 6' middle school kids walking the halls that aren't even approached about participating in basketball.

Second of all, the reason for the weak feeder programs is the lack of true love for the sport and pride for the school/district. The majority of school faculty, certified teachers, work in the public system for the pay, yet send their children to the private school. Therefore, they volunteer their coaching services to the private sector- which enter the high school level with the fundamentals and the pride-but those students aren't enough in numbers to make up the teams. Although, there are some coaches who primarily focus on the private sector students, without regard to talent/ability/effort from the public school students.

The head basketball coach is in his reign until he chooses to leave. He and the principal are close friends, therefore, his position will be protected under the good ole' boy system, regardless of wins and losses.

Voicing your opinion on this website will make very little progress. If you are truly concerned-you need to contact your school officials, all of them: administration, superintendent, board members, everyone; the squeaky wheel gets the oil
Hilarious

Clarksville, TN

#16 Jan 11, 2012
So you are saying if the kids go to the private school they are better fundamentally than the public's. LOL! If I am comprehending this right and I may not be..they aren't that good either. According to the record in the past few years. I know their daddy thinks so. They also cause the majority of problems with their bitching and influence. But you did mention the favoritism to that sector too. That seems to be the case. So maybe I read it all wrong. I will say you have to go farther down the ladder to elementary to start teaching these kids fundamentals. But you are right about the public teachers and even administrators, which I totally disagree with, sending their children to a private school...but yet earn the public school pay. It's saying to the public..I don't think this school system is good enough, but I can make their money. Of course you will here the religion arguement. Small town politics...it is what it is. I hope they leave the baseball coach alone. But it seems there are some people after him too. Someone must want that job or a good ole boy to have it.
turtleman

Lebanon, KY

#17 Jan 12, 2012
Why don't you people put a name to all of these postor quit dogging every coach at the high school
Big Fish

Richmond, KY

#18 Jan 12, 2012
turtleman wrote:
Why don't you people put a name to all of these postor quit dogging every coach at the high school
Hmmmm.....dont see one 'Turtleman' listed in the phone book.
fat albert

Danville, KY

#19 Jan 12, 2012
The only coaches name on here is burkhead's . All the other coaches are doing a good job . BURKHEAD has dug his own hole with the program and to this point i dont see it getting better .
turtleman

Lebanon, KY

#20 Jan 12, 2012
I think they all do a good job with the talent they have You parents just need to quit complaining and enjoy watching your kids play
LOL

Clarksville, TN

#21 Jan 12, 2012
You do?

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