Avery middle school soccer coach arre...

Avery middle school soccer coach arrested?

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Concerned mom

United States

#1 May 30, 2011
Anyone know anything about the Avery middle school soccer coach getting arrested? Don't they drug test these people.
wondering

Lincolnton, NC

#2 May 30, 2011
This is the first that I have heard of it. When did this happen?
concerned mom

United States

#3 May 31, 2011
Last month I think? Three marijuana fellonies. Cogdill is his last name not sure of first. Please advise if you hear anything about it. That's a pretty big deal to not be in the paper?
wondering

Newland, NC

#4 May 31, 2011
Very interesting. I have not heard a thing about it. I think there were 2 Cogdill that coached soccer.
concerned mom

United States

#5 May 31, 2011
I wonder if the school even knows. Apparently he was part of the big growing marijuana bust that was biggest in the county history? I just cannot believe i am just now hearing about it. Was it in the paper? Does he still work at the school?
wondering

Newland, NC

#6 Jun 1, 2011
http://averyjournal.com/Arrest_Records/story/...

Not sure if its the same guy or not. I am sure the school knows. I dont think he is a technical employee of Avery County Schools if it is the same guy. I know you cant even go on a field trip with the cscool without a background check. They try really hard to make it safe for our kids.
concerned mom

United States

#7 Jun 1, 2011
Its john paul Cogdill or jp
Just found it in avery journal. Brother also coached he's the health inspector for Avery co.Never heard of him before. How did he get to be a coach and not have anything to do w school?
Lovinmtnlife

Inman, SC

#8 Jun 1, 2011
That guy is a mess. Used to be normal guy then just fell apart. Used to see him on golf course and always polite. Then I ran into him and was shocked at how he went downhill. Not surprised by drugs as anyone looking at him could tell. He also owned a hydro growing store as if that wasn't a red flag! Heard lots of rumors about that drug bust and none of them good rumors. Not many people in Banner Elk have much good to say about him. I cannot believe the school didn't check him out before hiring him! So many good people out there looking for work and this turkey gets it? Something is seriously wrong with that.
wondering

Newland, NC

#9 Jun 1, 2011
He would have had a criminal records check before he was allowed to be coach. He could have easily passed that. This arrest has been SINCE he coached, not before. When no one inside a school system wants to coach it is often opened to ppl in the community. He wouldnt have to have been teacher to coach.
Concerned mom

Pelzer, SC

#10 Jun 1, 2011
So sad that drugs effect our little town. I hope this guy gets a record so he can't pass a background check and go coach somewhere else.
Been there done that

Williston, SC

#11 Jun 2, 2011
That is why teachers should be assigned coaching duties. They should be teachers first with coaching duties assigned by the principal.
wondering

Newland, NC

#12 Jun 3, 2011
Been there done that wrote:
That is why teachers should be assigned coaching duties. They should be teachers first with coaching duties assigned by the principal.
You are just too funny! I personally know several teachers that leave school at 7:30 most nights just to keep up with what the State requires now. Then they go home to take care of their own children, cook, clean.... NO WAY most of them could coach. Good joke though...
inside outside

Mooresville, NC

#13 Jun 4, 2011
In a teachers job description it says" other duties as assigned". Of course all teachers can't coach, but they are assigned to student government, etc. Coaches have always been teachers, especially head coaches. Sure, there is sacrifices that are made. But if you are in it for the kids and it is not just a job, you make those sacrifices. Of course your family has to support you in what you doing as a coach. Look at the successful coaches at Avery and you will see there family at the games supporting them. Because they believe in being there for kids. Education, athletics, it doesn't matter if your not doing it for kids. I promise you,it's not about the money.
concerned mom

United States

#14 Jun 4, 2011
I guess it's an insult to the real coaches that do put the kids first to even call this Cogdill a coach. The coaches out there teaching our kids good morals, good work ethics, and making sacrifices to be coaches deserve big kudos. They are shaping our youth and should be applauded. I just hope the school system comes up with a new policy on coaches outside the school system. A drug test would probably have kept this dealer away from our kids?I hope something positive comes from this unfortunate incident. How did this guy even get involved at the middle school in the first place?
Been there done that

United States

#15 Jun 4, 2011
I think he was involved with a youth soccer program headed up by a guy in Banner Elk. They probably got his name from a parent.
Concerned mom

United States

#16 Jun 6, 2011
Hope the Banner Elk program is aware of this. I didn't realize Banner Elk had a soccer program? How long have they had it?

Since: Jun 11

Bessemer City, NC

#17 Jun 6, 2011
There is no youth soccer program in BE. There is an Avery program that has board member represented from every community in the county. There are some soccer parent coaches that live in BE. All youth soccer coaches, team managers, refers, volunteer parents... have a background check. (I've had one done) I know for a fact that he will not be coaching for the Avery County Youth Soccer Association and that coaches and board members are aware of the situation.
teresa

Wetumpka, AL

#18 Jun 7, 2011
Lovinmtnlife wrote:
That guy is a mess. Used to be normal guy then just fell apart. Used to see him on golf course and always polite. Then I ran into him and was shocked at how he went downhill. Not surprised by drugs as anyone looking at him could tell. He also owned a hydro growing store as if that wasn't a red flag! Heard lots of rumors about that drug bust and none of them good rumors. Not many people in Banner Elk have much good to say about him. I cannot believe the school didn't check him out before hiring him! So many good people out there looking for work and this turkey gets it? Something is seriously wrong with that.
he never worked for the school. He volunteered
teresa

Wetumpka, AL

#19 Jun 7, 2011
he never worked for the school he volunteered
Dean

Seneca, SC

#20 Jun 7, 2011
Is this the JP that works at BECafe?

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