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#21 Feb 25, 2010
Omar wrote:
The stupidness in McKeesport continues! The only way this insanity can ever stop is to vote the bums out! I cant believe JB is letting this happen. Those are his people on the school board making these decisions.
What makes you think that JB did not want this to happen?
Omar

Mckeesport, PA

#22 Feb 26, 2010
i see why JB let this happen now. look at the front page of todays daily news.$$$ from the county for marshall drive. now who could have made that happen? let me think.
Renzie Park

Mckeesport, PA

#23 Feb 27, 2010
Nothing happens for nothing in McKeesport. There had to be a trade-off somewhere. The city got money and only had to hire a 6-34 coach to replace a legend. So our football team will be bad for a while. The Marshall Drive extension will be an economic boon for McKeesport. Businesses are anxiously awaiting its completion cause they want to move out there!

Yea, Right!
left long ago

Cumberland, MD

#24 Feb 27, 2010
the businesses in the port are already there.
Eddie

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#25 Feb 27, 2010
6-34 coach? It's the end of an era, for sure. It's the end of Tiger football as we all knew it.

The only saving grace is the fact that this area breeds a lot of good football talent. There are a lot of athletes here. This is one advantage McKeesport SD has over Yough SD. That being said, this new coach needs to know how to utilize the talent and needs to recognize it.
Omar

Mckeesport, PA

#26 Mar 2, 2010
a bad coach will take a program down even if there is talent. why is ward paid more than what smith got?
Wow

Mckeesport, PA

#27 Mar 2, 2010
Hey, isn't the hiring of the 2 people for weightlifting one of the things George Smith wanted but never got?
Thinking out loud

United States

#28 Mar 2, 2010
I can only guess the picture in the todays sports section somehow justifies this hiring, or is somehow going to make people feel better about it.
Word on the Street

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#29 Mar 3, 2010
Thinking out loud wrote:
I can only guess the picture in the todays sports section somehow justifies this hiring, or is somehow going to make people feel better about it.
He better watch his step, his picture is in the papers a lot these days and rumor has it a certain someone is getting upset, because Ward is getting more ink than he is.
Knewspaper

Mckeesport, PA

#30 Mar 3, 2010
Word on the Street wrote:
<quoted text> He better watch his step, his picture is in the papers a lot these days and rumor has it a certain someone is getting upset, because Ward is getting more ink than he is.
Ya'll ain't seen nothing yet. Just wait till high school football teams start practice. Ward will be plastered in that paper way more than Smith will have ever been. He'll probably be on the cover of their football tab too. Then of course the week before the first game, after the first game, when (or if)he gets his first win, etc, etc, etc. It will be all about Ward and not about the Mckeesport Tigers football program. Ya'll will have 2 sections of the newspaper: the front half with the obits and the school kids pictures, and the "Ward" half with the comics section.
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#31 Mar 3, 2010
Knewspaper wrote:
<quoted text>
Ya'll ain't seen nothing yet. Just wait till high school football teams start practice. Ward will be plastered in that paper way more than Smith will have ever been. He'll probably be on the cover of their football tab too. Then of course the week before the first game, after the first game, when (or if)he gets his first win, etc, etc, etc. It will be all about Ward and not about the Mckeesport Tigers football program. Ya'll will have 2 sections of the newspaper: the front half with the obits and the school kids pictures, and the "Ward" half with the comics section.
Will he trump JB on front page pictures? If Yes-- then Ward for Mayor and Dr. Risha for business manager or AD.
Knewspaper

Mckeesport, PA

#32 Mar 4, 2010
Staff Upgrade wrote:
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Will he trump JB on front page pictures? If Yes-- then Ward for Mayor and Dr. Risha for business manager or AD.
Yeah, there will be some stiff competition for jb in the newpaper come july. ward will own the second half tho, jb has the rights to the front half
Ward of State

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#33 Mar 7, 2010
Ward for front page - top only!

Ward for front page 2-1 over JB.
Movin on up

Mckeesport, PA

#34 Mar 31, 2011
Bella Toni would make a great football coach!
undecided

Mckeesport, PA

#35 Mar 31, 2011
Just Checking wrote:
I thought this school board prided itself on hiring community members first over people living outside the district, oh that's right Rostraver Township is now a part of MASD. What does this guy bring that made him such an overwhelming choice over the others? If you use his record as an assistant as your gage, most could argue that the other three finalists record as assistants is just as good if not better. 6 and 34 can't be the answer, so other than the obvious Risha Connection what does this guy offer. I myself would prefer a MASD grad who went on to play college ball, return to his hometown, coach at his alma mater and who is role model for our community whom the kids in our community can relate to, and more importantly respect. Coach Harp they did you wrong.Maybe in 2 years this guy will be removed for political reasons and you will get the Job you so rightly deserve.
I would agree with all that you say. Coach Harper was done wrong as were the kids. His first year behind him we will see what happens now that his program has to develop talent and not live off of what Smitty left him.
Valley14

Wilmerding, PA

#36 Apr 1, 2011
The first hing they need to do is remove him from his made up position. This guy has a 50 K job and sits in the hallway all day doing nothing. With all of the proposed cuts in education these made up positions are a thing of the past. Plus, he did live off of Smittys team this yr and yet lost to a 4 - 5 Bethel Park team. He had 2 big time D I guys and Sam Gooden and couldn't win , what is he going to do next yr when the talent isn't as good. I also heard that he lost most of his staff so who is he going to hire ???
Mckee Ball

Homestead, PA

#37 Apr 11, 2011
Omar wrote:
a bad coach will take a program down even if there is talent. why is ward paid more than what smith got?
Exactly, look at what is going on with the basketball team. All that talent and they lose in the first round of the playoffs every year!

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