Troublewiththecu rve

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#21 Jan 12, 2013
Before you make judgements, you should get your facts straight. If he is so washed up, why did he have his team in the state championships with the 8th ranked team in the state with a 26-8 record? I did my research also, since I have kids at East. I have heard that he is one of the best coaches at teaching his players the fundementals of baseball at any level. Morristown should be glad to have a coach with his success.
Baseball Mom

Morristown, TN

#22 Jan 14, 2013
Sounds like to me that people are getting irritated because Coach Glover will not let people buy their kids's way on to the team. Glover sets high standards for his players, parents and coaches on the field and off the field. If your child is afraid of a little hard work, then baseball is not the sport him. Coach really cares about the kids and he expects them to put forth 110% effort. He sets high goals for the boys and it is up to each one of them to decide if they want to try and reach that goal or quit without even trying. This is an exercise in dedication. I wouldn't want anyone playing that is not as dedicatied as the coach. Furthermore, Coach Glover was not ran out of Middle TN and he is not washed up. The proof will come during baseball season when East shows everyone their new skills.
ooh

Louisville, TN

#23 Jan 14, 2013
Trojan coach is fat and the players do not like him
wanderer

Morristown, TN

#24 Jan 15, 2013
Just wondering ..... when you go out and meet with the opposing coaches and umps before a game, and you tell them all your kids can run a six minute mile, do you start out with extra runs or get four outs when you are at bat?

Since: Aug 11

Manchester, TN

#25 Jan 18, 2013
wanderer wrote:
Just wondering ..... when you go out and meet with the opposing coaches and umps before a game, and you tell them all your kids can run a six minute mile, do you start out with extra runs or get four outs when you are at bat?
Dang, you're funny! It's just a test of dedication. It has nothing to do with the game itself. Give the coach a chance to prove himself and his coaching techniques. You can judge him after the season but give him an opportunity to prove everyone wrong. He clearly has different ways of coaching than a normal, average Joe. Let's just see what he brings to the table this year. He deserves that atleast.
coach

Old Fort, NC

#26 Jan 18, 2013
He will turn east baseball around.it makes sense of what he is doing the hard work will pay off.
Night Caller

Dandridge, TN

#27 Jan 18, 2013
Just another reject from far away. Sadly enough, this county has a history of hiring from other counties for positions such as coaches and administration only to have it come back to bite them on the butt. Why should this be any different. We have many fine qualified men and women who are more than capable of being outstanding administrators and coaches....unfortunately these folks are never given a chance. Failure after failure and yet the trend continues. I say we need to pay local people who are qualified to run our schools and athletic programs whnever possible. Notice I stated they must be qualified. The shoe may not always fit, but many time it will and the person would be very professionable. Check our coaching staffs and prinipal positions from K-12. What is the percentage of those people who were born and raised in Hamblen County. It should be close to 100 percent....not even close. The ones who have been given a chance have proven to be very good picks; Sammy Taylor, Glenn Kanipe, Gary Kanipe, Gary Johnson, Walt Bragg, Bobby Haun, and a very few others. Hire Hamblen and Help Hamblen. Don,t force good people to go elsewhere with their talents....we need them here. Time to make a change in the Hamblen CountySchool Board? Maybe.
Not so Fast

Morristown, TN

#28 Jan 19, 2013
It is good to go outside of the county to get good coaching prospects with new ideas and overall better coach with tons of teaching technique.I Know for a fact in most cases here in Morristown you have the favortism to most players because of who you know in this town and they get picked on the team over kids that deserve to make it that did not make the cut....Also I am sure most of the parents with a lot of pull in this schools don't like it because they can not have it their way!You people need to let the new coach do his job before you run him off I know he does not show favortism he expects hard work and commitment.
Student athlete

Julian, NC

#29 Jan 19, 2013
This thread is idiotic. Coach glover is a fantastic coach and athlete. 45+ and can bench 315. He had taken several teams to win state championships. He knows his baseball and how to be a winner. Straightening out the program at east begins with the kids, and everyone of the upperclassmen are willing to give him their all. Not a single complaint yet
doak gilliam

Jefferson City, TN

#30 Jan 19, 2013
I should be the coach
Night Caller

Dandridge, TN

#32 Jan 20, 2013
Not so Fast wrote:
It is good to go outside of the county to get good coaching prospects with new ideas and overall better coach with tons of teaching technique.I Know for a fact in most cases here in Morristown you have the favortism to most players because of who you know in this town and they get picked on the team over kids that deserve to make it that did not make the cut....Also I am sure most of the parents with a lot of pull in this schools don't like it because they can not have it their way!You people need to let the new coach do his job before you run him off I know he does not show favortism he expects hard work and commitment.
What a moronic thing to even think, let alone verbalize. Coaches don't put lesser talent on the field just to appease someone else. They are out to win. Maybe you had a bad experience and your son couldn't make the cut...that's too bad. But the reality is that the coaches at our high schools want to win so they play their best players. Maybe you disagree, but I can assure you that none of these coaches will forgo a chance to win just by playing favorites. Of course, their idea of the "best" may not be the same as yours. In this case I would tell you to apply for the job, get hired, and good luck.
Night Caller

Dandridge, TN

#33 Jan 20, 2013
Student athlete wrote:
This thread is idiotic. Coach glover is a fantastic coach and athlete. 45+ and can bench 315. He had taken several teams to win state championships. He knows his baseball and how to be a winner. Straightening out the program at east begins with the kids, and everyone of the upperclassmen are willing to give him their all. Not a single complaint yet
Well, if being middle-aged and strong makes you a good coach, then I'm sure Glover is the man for the job. Unfortunately for the East program, it takes talent (players and coaches), dedication (players and coaches) and motivation. Glover has yet to exhibit any of these attributes. He's a terrible communicater, critical of his players and the school, and very standoffish to the staff. It seems all he is interested in doing is wearing his hat backwards all day at school like a teen-aged thug, being cool with his "shades" and trying to force his team into buying his "health supplements". Don't know where you got your information, but as a career high school coach I can personally tell you he is a detriment to the players and program. Time will tell....hope I'm wrong.
local

Morristown, TN

#34 Jan 20, 2013
Night Caller wrote:
<quoted text>Well, if being middle-aged and strong makes you a good coach, then I'm sure Glover is the man for the job. Unfortunately for the East program, it takes talent (players and coaches), dedication (players and coaches) and motivation. Glover has yet to exhibit any of these attributes. He's a terrible communicater, critical of his players and the school, and very standoffish to the staff. It seems all he is interested in doing is wearing his hat backwards all day at school like a teen-aged thug, being cool with his "shades" and trying to force his team into buying his "health supplements". Don't know where you got your information, but as a career high school coach I can personally tell you he is a detriment to the players and program. Time will tell....hope I'm wrong.
You must have been looked over for that job Glover got. Last year did they play to win? No!
Night Caller

Dandridge, TN

#35 Jan 20, 2013
local wrote:
<quoted text>
You must have been looked over for that job Glover got. Last year did they play to win? No!
Sorry to pop your bubble, but I'm extremely happy where I am and financially better off than I would be at East. Besides...it was a pretty lame attempt at an insult. You must be one of those people who thinks East High sports is "da bomb". Think about it for a moment, if Glover is so "hot" of a commodity, why did he leave a stable, classy program in order to come to East? Think about that. You said he was taking teams to the state and winning consistently, so why oh why is he here in Morristown? Please, O wise one, explain this. It's obvious. He lost his last job and needed another one in a hurry.
Coach

Morristown, TN

#36 Jan 21, 2013
Glover will be out of Morristown next year. Book it.
Troublewiththecu rve

Duluth, GA

#37 Jan 21, 2013
Coach wrote:
Glover will be out of Morristown next year. Book it.
If you know the coach so well, you would also know his walk in life. Apparently he does not meet your standards because he wears his hat backwards and remains in shape. I didn't realize that teaching his players about how to succeed in life and baseball required a a certain appearance. He is man of character who cares about his players on the field, as well as off the field. As for pushing his health supplements, is there anyone else teaching the players about proper nutrition and diet for their success? I can only hope there are more coaches who will teach my son the same things that he teaches. There is so much more to life than just athletics! Good luck coach!!
Coach

Morristown, TN

#38 Jan 21, 2013
Troublewiththecurve wrote:
<quoted text>
If you know the coach so well, you would also know his walk in life. Apparently he does not meet your standards because he wears his hat backwards and remains in shape. I didn't realize that teaching his players about how to succeed in life and baseball required a a certain appearance. He is man of character who cares about his players on the field, as well as off the field. As for pushing his health supplements, is there anyone else teaching the players about proper nutrition and diet for their success? I can only hope there are more coaches who will teach my son the same things that he teaches. There is so much more to life than just athletics! Good luck coach!!
I'm not the one that spoke about his hat or supplements. I'm merely basing it off of the information that I have been privy to in the coaching ranks. He left middle Tennessee for a reason. And those reasons won't be satisfied at Morristown East. Plain and simple.

I don't care how he wears his hat by the way.
Night Caller

Dandridge, TN

#39 Jan 21, 2013
I'm the one who wrote about the hat turned backwards.......just looks childish and kinda silly on a middle aged man. Good nutrition is what he is teaching........sorry to disappoint. His supplements are not necessarily for good health. Work on your facts before you defend someone. Obviously, you don't have a clue.
East Baseball Dad

Morristown, TN

#40 Jan 22, 2013
If a high school boy cannot run a 6 min or less mile he does NOT need to be on the team period! The next level will require speed also so if the best are actually starters they should be made to run the 60 under 7. Mommy and daddy need to learn this is not Rec ball anymore, if a kid can't be competitive let him try out for manager or mascot. Parents who bitt..c.h at coaches should be ashamed, they give a lot of time and put up with grumbling and complaining.
Rec baseball and daddy's that coach their sons have their sights set low, thinking they are high. We have a great coach this year, and what a mess Gillis made last year having 70 players on the teams it put a burden on everyone. One problem we will have this year at least at our Varsity level is hitting, we have no hitters left, maybe two, but East will set records this year, unfortunately not good ones, strike out record is in jeopardy for sure.
All I can say is be thankful for a decent coach finally! Let the boys play and have fun, but we do need only the best on the team, to have a player on the team just to wear a uniform is ridiculous, my son set last year because Gillis had dead weight trying to have a Rec team on the field and he never ever put the best nine on the field in a single game.
Let coach Glover cut at 6minutes, then cut after sprints, then cut those that can't field, then cut those that can't hit, then allow those with specific skills like pitching, defense, offense to only play that skill, and put our best on the field, we may not ever hit the ball this year but we will be the best in all the other areas and that will allow us to win some games.
Gillies lost our team more games last year by being stupid, easily we could have been competitive if he had known the players abilities, skills, strong points and weaknesses but he had not a clue, not even a twinkling of a clue.
Let him Coach!
Baseball Mom

Morristown, TN

#41 Jan 23, 2013
Night Caller wrote:
Just another reject from far away. Sadly enough, this county has a history of hiring from other counties for positions such as coaches and administration only to have it come back to bite them on the butt. Why should this be any different. We have many fine qualified men and women who are more than capable of being outstanding administrators and coaches....unfortunately these folks are never given a chance. Failure after failure and yet the trend continues. I say we need to pay local people who are qualified to run our schools and athletic programs whnever possible. Notice I stated they must be qualified. The shoe may not always fit, but many time it will and the person would be very professionable. Check our coaching staffs and prinipal positions from K-12. What is the percentage of those people who were born and raised in Hamblen County. It should be close to 100 percent....not even close. The ones who have been given a chance have proven to be very good picks; Sammy Taylor, Glenn Kanipe, Gary Kanipe, Gary Johnson, Walt Bragg, Bobby Haun, and a very few others. Hire Hamblen and Help Hamblen. Don,t force good people to go elsewhere with their talents....we need them here. Time to make a change in the Hamblen CountySchool Board? Maybe.
Sorry that you couldn't buy your child's way on to the team. Why do you think they did not hire from within the county? Too much favoritism!!! A lot of talented kids would not get to play if some of those people were to coach because their parents do not have the money or the name to get their child on the team. I have seen it happen time and time again. This has been happening for many, many years and people are sick of it. That is why it was time for a change!!!! Get over it people. Jealous does not become you!!!

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