Newport Alumni

Freedom, PA

#21 Aug 17, 2011
Heres your sign wrote:
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He might as well change his last name to Alford, cause the favortism program he's running is an exact model of theirs! And don't say it's not, cause you all are a bunch of LIARS!
you could play in the nff now, everybody makes the team...league rule.
lost in time

Circleville, OH

#22 Sep 1, 2011
Heres your sign wrote:
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He might as well change his last name to Alford, cause the favortism program he's running is an exact model of theirs! And don't say it's not, cause you all are a bunch of LIARS!
sounds like bitterness to me lol the alford do an amazing job and so does nick . kudos to them all
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Ft Mitchell, KY

#23 Sep 3, 2011
What happened Friday nite--64-12? Come on Newport you have to do better than that.
Coach Goetz

Ft Mitchell, KY

#24 Sep 4, 2011
CURIOUS wrote:
I am curious as to what exactly are the issues with Coach Rice. If you want to slam him publicly, you should at least be a "GROWN UP" and let it be known. Lets get to the point!
FACT: Before Coach Rice the football team didn't have a weight room program.(You need to have one to improve and yes your kid needs to be apart of it)
FACT: Didn't the basketball team win the district and region 2 yrs ago. Thats right he was AD and athletic director then too.
FACT: Before Coach Rice, the kids acted like fools as well as the coaches. Cursing on sidelines at other players, cursing at one another, fighting, etc. I know some of this still occurs, but there is a big difference in the way the Newport team is seen now and how it was seen about three yrs ago.
FACT: KIDS NEED TO BE ACCOUNTABLE! Don't show up your cut, don't want to follow rules you don't play. Can't committ go somewhere else. Having been a coach at multiple levels and multiple are schools thats just the way it is. Someone has to teach the kids of today that.
FACT: Coach Rice is one of the hardest most driven people I have met in my life. I am sure his decisions are not based on the needs or the opinion of one individual, but based on what he thinks is best for the student athletes at Newport. I understand that there will be those that love a coach and those that can't stand a coach. If there is a problem, there are right ways to discuss your problem. You go to the board meetings; perfect opportunity. I'm sure you can file a complaint with the district office. But to talk crap on a website...come on you are better than that.
And just a side note, if you dont like it so much, take your kids somewhere else! Problem solved!
Fact: His defense held the Bobcats to 60 something points. I agree he has a great thing going on at NHS

Fact: Because a coach went to a school doesn't mean you put checks in the win column.

Fact: There was a weight program under all 3 of the previous coaches. All of which were as equally as successful, if not more.

Fact: this is a public forum anyone can say anything they would like, as long as it isn't a lie, if it is opinion, that is not slander and is perfectly fine. If you or coach Rice, want to shut people up win games.
Ghostof NewportPast

Alexandria, KY

#25 Sep 8, 2011
Wait till the NewCath game, then you'll really be whinning. No doubt about it, Newport is a tough place to win in football. If I remember correctly, the great Mike Murphy from Highlands fame, didn't tear it up with his Wildcat teams. Just be happy you have a dedicated, professional coach teaching these boys life lessons and values.
Right On Coach Rice !!!!
how true

Milford, OH

#26 Sep 8, 2011
lost in time wrote:
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sounds like bitterness to me lol the alford do an amazing job and so does nick . kudos to them all
The only amazing thing the Alfords do is steal peoples money. They also run off all the good people who try to teach the kids correct way.
Heres your sign

United States

#27 Sep 14, 2011
how true wrote:
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The only amazing thing the Alfords do is steal peoples money. They also run off all the good people who try to teach the kids correct way.
When it comes to the NFF that's exactly what I'm talking about! That and the FACT that if your kid isn't a "favorite" they're not going to get taught anything but how to be a tackling dummy! And don't even start on the way the parents and the coaches act, I'm ashamed to even be associated with an organization where the adults act the way they do. It's a disgrace, no wonder these kids are the way they are, look at their role models.
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Ft Mitchell, KY

#28 Sep 15, 2011
Friday nite--Newport/Dayton
Will this be a W or L
What is the record this year is it 1Win 4Losses
Need to add more in the W column.
People don't want to come out to watch a team that doesn't have a shot at winning.
Hatred gets you no where

Westlake, OH

#29 Sep 17, 2011
There was a w in the column we did beat Dayton. If you have such a problem with the the ad/coach maybe you should apply for the job! Problem solved!!!!
Yes, I'm a registered voter!
Yes, I'm educated!
P.s. Breathitt is a huge 3a team we are 2a.
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Ft Mitchell, KY

#30 Oct 2, 2011
I guess Npt played another HUGE 3A team Friday nite, just like Breathitt Co!
nptwildcat mom

Cuyahoga Falls, OH

#31 Oct 6, 2011
Nick Rice does a tremendous job - Newport is very lucky to have someone as dedicated to the kids as he is. He has some great help too!

Go Wildcats!!!
how true

Milford, OH

#32 Oct 7, 2011
where are all the haters at now newport won tonight go cats and go nick rice
Coach Goetz

Ft Mitchell, KY

#33 Oct 9, 2011
nptwildcat mom wrote:
Nick Rice does a tremendous job - Newport is very lucky to have someone as dedicated to the kids as he is. He has some great help too!
Go Wildcats!!!
No one is hating, he is being criticized, something any coach should get. I for one, am not biased, I wish him all the best but as AD he has been average at best. As far as head coach he is much worse than the previous 5 or so. To say he is better than Heider is not accurate he plays a MUCH easier schedule.

Here are my criticisms:

1. His offense is too complicated for the kids he is working with. Nick is no football expert, and his credentials get exaggerated greatly. He played in a very weak conference at the lowest possible level(divison 3). He should know that the kids at NPT don't have the background (the few that do have any background it is NFF which sucks) they need to play simple smash mouth football. Was he successful at Dayton?

2. Horrible teams hold NHS to close games--you are bragging about beating Ludlow? NPT mom, haven't you said on here "our kids can be as successful as anyone else, and yet here you are bragging about beating Ludlow? Is Dayton a celebrated win as well?

3. Overall lack of discipline(i am not there) but i know kids are not coached well when the always jump off sides, don't adjust to changes, and just appear much weaker than there opponents.

Now here you are going to say, "blah blah" you are jealous or say it to him. It is not my job to say this to him, as I am not his boss. However I am allowed to criticize him. I will guarantee you he will not win a state championship within the next 10 years. With the state of KY being as watered down as it is how bad is he? Really bad at coaching! I am not judging him as a person I am sure he is great! I admire the fact that he wants to help the place that helped make him successful! But i don't think he is a good coach!
just me

Erlanger, KY

#34 Oct 10, 2011
bitch bitch bitch....whine whine whine

stop tearing him down. if you don't like his coaching pick another sport. if you don't like him as ad pick another area to spend your time. if you don't like the school then move. no one deserves this much grief for doing a thankless job and doing the best job he can. shut the hell up or get out there and help. it is very easy to sit back and complain about what is wrong but if you aren't willing to give your time, effort, and expertise than you are not part of the solution.

one other thing, your name is coach goetz, and i am sure you are not the coach goetz that used to work at nhs and coached football. i am sure that the real Mr. Goetz has more class and sense than to post something on a blog about another coach and educator. if he had an opinion or anything to say about nick rice i am sure he would voice it in person or not at all.
Coach Goetz wrote:
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No one is hating, he is being criticized, something any coach should get. I for one, am not biased, I wish him all the best but as AD he has been average at best. As far as head coach he is much worse than the previous 5 or so. To say he is better than Heider is not accurate he plays a MUCH easier schedule.
Here are my criticisms:
1. His offense is too complicated for the kids he is working with. Nick is no football expert, and his credentials get exaggerated greatly. He played in a very weak conference at the lowest possible level(divison 3). He should know that the kids at NPT don't have the background (the few that do have any background it is NFF which sucks) they need to play simple smash mouth football. Was he successful at Dayton?
2. Horrible teams hold NHS to close games--you are bragging about beating Ludlow? NPT mom, haven't you said on here "our kids can be as successful as anyone else, and yet here you are bragging about beating Ludlow? Is Dayton a celebrated win as well?
3. Overall lack of discipline(i am not there) but i know kids are not coached well when the always jump off sides, don't adjust to changes, and just appear much weaker than there opponents.
Now here you are going to say, "blah blah" you are jealous or say it to him. It is not my job to say this to him, as I am not his boss. However I am allowed to criticize him. I will guarantee you he will not win a state championship within the next 10 years. With the state of KY being as watered down as it is how bad is he? Really bad at coaching! I am not judging him as a person I am sure he is great! I admire the fact that he wants to help the place that helped make him successful! But i don't think he is a good coach!
Janovich

Ft Mitchell, KY

#35 Oct 10, 2011
just me wrote:
bitch bitch bitch....whine whine whine
stop tearing him down. if you don't like his coaching pick another sport. if you don't like him as ad pick another area to spend your time. if you don't like the school then move. no one deserves this much grief for doing a thankless job and doing the best job he can. shut the hell up or get out there and help. it is very easy to sit back and complain about what is wrong but if you aren't willing to give your time, effort, and expertise than you are not part of the solution.
one other thing, your name is coach goetz, and i am sure you are not the coach goetz that used to work at nhs and coached football. i am sure that the real Mr. Goetz has more class and sense than to post something on a blog about another coach and educator. if he had an opinion or anything to say about nick rice i am sure he would voice it in person or not at all.
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Thankless job? He applied for it, and gets paid a little over 12k to coach football, on top of being the AD
just me

Erlanger, KY

#36 Oct 10, 2011
teachers, administrators, coaches for newport high school don't make nearly enough money for the job they do. nick did apply for the job and he is being paid; but you have obviously never tried your hand at coaching anything because if you had you would know being a coach means you become mentor, disciplinarian, cheerleader, problem solver, psychiatrist, and friend to each one of the children you have on your team. i say thankless because if you add up all the hours actually put into the football team, being the ad, and all the responsibility that comes his way he is not making nearly enough money and he hasn't been thanked any where close to what he deserves. this blog is proof enough. stop complaining and do something to help him, help the school, help the students who live in newport. if you can't find it in yourself to do something other than bitch than shut up and sit down cause no one wants to hear it.
Janovich wrote:
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Thankless job? He applied for it, and gets paid a little over 12k to coach football, on top of being the AD
Health Nut

Ft Mitchell, KY

#37 Oct 10, 2011
just me wrote:
teachers, administrators, coaches for newport high school don't make nearly enough money for the job they do. nick did apply for the job and he is being paid; but you have obviously never tried your hand at coaching anything because if you had you would know being a coach means you become mentor, disciplinarian, cheerleader, problem solver, psychiatrist, and friend to each one of the children you have on your team. i say thankless because if you add up all the hours actually put into the football team, being the ad, and all the responsibility that comes his way he is not making nearly enough money and he hasn't been thanked any where close to what he deserves. this blog is proof enough. stop complaining and do something to help him, help the school, help the students who live in newport. if you can't find it in yourself to do something other than bitch than shut up and sit down cause no one wants to hear it.
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I don't think you understand the purpose of this forum. It is to discuss things! He didn't make any personal attacks, he was actually very polite.
Yeah you got it

Saline, MI

#38 Oct 11, 2011
Health Nut wrote:
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I don't think you understand the purpose of this forum. It is to discuss things! He didn't make any personal attacks, he was actually very polite.
I agree completely with health nut and goetz. I do also agree that coaching/teaching are thankless jobs...to an extent. But as someone pointed out, he signed up for it. And goetz makes valid points, constructively and intelligently. Also, on a personal level, I do like coach rice.
questions

Ft Mitchell, KY

#39 Oct 15, 2011
Hatred gets you no where wrote:
There was a w in the column we did beat Dayton. If you have such a problem with the the ad/coach maybe you should apply for the job! Problem solved!!!!
Yes, I'm a registered voter!
Yes, I'm educated!
P.s. Breathitt is a huge 3a team we are 2a.
Was Newport Catholic another huge 3a team? Seems like Newport has played a lot of them HUGE 3a teams this year. Maybe next year they should not schedule them huge 3a teams!
Steph

Cincinnati, OH

#40 Oct 18, 2011
I think Nick is a wonderful person who is doing amazing things for Newport!!

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