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knwsall

Snellville, GA

#1 Dec 24, 2012
I have just confirmed Coach has taken a job in Florida. I told you guys when you hired him he would get paid and leave ASAP.
Tater tot

United States

#2 Dec 24, 2012
What are you saying? He should have never been hired? Pretty much anyone with success will be a flight risk.
knwsall

Snellville, GA

#3 Dec 24, 2012
Tater tot wrote:
What are you saying? He should have never been hired? Pretty much anyone with success will be a flight risk.
yes that is what I am saying. We need someone committed that will actually move to Alma. Not just a job because they do not have one at the time
.He should have left last year but Duck cslled him on the carpet to stay.
Tater tot

Blackshear, GA

#4 Dec 24, 2012
Dang. You saying he commuted from Florida? I thought he lived here
knwsall

Atlanta, GA

#5 Dec 25, 2012
Temp renter just like his assistant's
Really

Alma, GA

#6 Dec 25, 2012
Coaches come and go all the time. He never said that he would stay and coach the football team for the next twenty years. He has the right to leave if he wants to. We need to quit worrying about athletics and start concentrating on academics. I encourage parents to stop by and take a tour of the schools and see if you are pleased with the education your child is receiving.
Simon

Blackshear, GA

#7 Dec 25, 2012
Always room for improvement but bc grad rate much higher than state average and test scores have been consistently higher than surrounding counties for last few years. Just facts.
Whisper

Waycross, GA

#8 Dec 25, 2012
Really, can you really evaluate an education program based on a tour of the schools??
knwsall

Atlanta, GA

#9 Dec 25, 2012
Whisper wrote:
Really, can you really evaluate an education program based on a tour of the schools??
At least Brown made Alma his home.
theman

Alma, GA

#10 Dec 25, 2012
yes, yes, yes, yes......lets go get a guy that will but a house and win 13 games in 6 years. just the kind of coach we need to look for.

here's the interview:
coach, we do not care if you win more games in 2 years than anyone ever. we dont care if you raise over $100,000 in 2 years in the boosters. we don' care if you make the STATE PLAYOFFS in back to back years for the FIRST TIME EVER (check your records). and we do not care if your get the entire town behind your kids.....JUST BUY A HOUSE DUDE and promise us you will never leave! oh by the way if you don't win we will FIRE YOU but that is ok!!!

great philosophy big guy!
Former Board Member

United States

#11 Dec 25, 2012
Johns turned the program around and had the stands full of Raider fans. When Coach Johns moved to Alma and was introduced and spoke to all the Raider Football fans at the Blueberry Inn, many of us were asking ourselves why in the hell would a coach of this caliber move to Alma? I think he answered that question by moving so quickly. It was a stepping stone to prove that he is a great Football Coach. Now, a bigger and better school will pay him big money to Coach their football team. I'm not taking anything from Coach Johns, but he was handed a very athletic group of kids. He worked hard to get 100 percent out of them. Let's face the fact that Bacon is not a place that draws great coachs. He is by far the best I ever saw in 40 plus years. I guess we need to figure out why Bacon can't land a great coach that will stay long enough to build a great program? I think we need more kids on the team. Bacon had too many key players playing offense and defense and were wore out by the 4th qtr.
Debbie

Alma, GA

#12 Dec 26, 2012
We need to stop fussing about the coach and start praying for Mrs. Teresa Sermons as she goes back to Mayo in a fight of and for her life .
knwsall

Atlanta, GA

#13 Dec 26, 2012
Former Board Member wrote:
Johns turned the program around and had the stands full of Raider fans. When Coach Johns moved to Alma and was introduced and spoke to all the Raider Football fans at the Blueberry Inn, many of us were asking ourselves why in the hell would a coach of this caliber move to Alma? I think he answered that question by moving so quickly. It was a stepping stone to prove that he is a great Football Coach. Now, a bigger and better school will pay him big money to Coach their football team. I'm not taking anything from Coach Johns, but he was handed a very athletic group of kids. He worked hard to get 100 percent out of them. Let's face the fact that Bacon is not a place that draws great coachs. He is by far the best I ever saw in 40 plus years. I guess we need to figure out why Bacon can't land a great coach that will stay long enough to build a great program? I think we need more kids on the team. Bacon had too many key players playing offense and defense and were wore out by the 4th qtr.
Bigger and better school look again. Smaller than Alma.
knwsall

Atlanta, GA

#14 Dec 26, 2012
Debbie wrote:
We need to stop fussing about the coach and start praying for Mrs. Teresa Sermons as she goes back to Mayo in a fight of and for her life .
Praying for Mrs Sermons!
Just curious

Alma, GA

#15 Dec 26, 2012
Well know all or whoever u are. Why don't you go ahead and make this hire yourself since you seem to know what we need. Bacon county has two questions to answer

Stay the same course equals hire assistant for johns

"New direction" equals back to your way I guess.

As for board member don't think it's alma has a problem maybe just circumstances for johns to go home. Don't think we should take it personal just as a challenge to try and keep things going in the right direction. It has been an awesome two years so let's don't forget that.
just sayin

Alma, GA

#16 Dec 26, 2012
theman wrote:
yes, yes, yes, yes......lets go get a guy that will but a house and win 13 games in 6 years. just the kind of coach we need to look for.
here's the interview:
coach, we do not care if you win more games in 2 years than anyone ever. we dont care if you raise over $100,000 in 2 years in the boosters. we don' care if you make the STATE PLAYOFFS in back to back years for the FIRST TIME EVER (check your records). and we do not care if your get the entire town behind your kids.....JUST BUY A HOUSE DUDE and promise us you will never leave! oh by the way if you don't win we will FIRE YOU but that is ok!!!
great philosophy big guy!
Just a couple of fact checks here (I assume you are referring to John's record in the first part of the interview). J DeLoach won 15 games in 78' and 79'. T Rigdon won 15 games in '86 and 87'. Coach Johns won 13 games in 2011 and 2012.
Bacon made the playoffs in back to back years under DeLoach and also under two different coaches in 87' and 88'(Rigdon and Coach Still).
Just be careful when you use the words FIRST TIME EVER. John's did a super job, but lets not discredit others who did as well.
knwsall

Atlanta, GA

#17 Dec 26, 2012
How much of that 100,000 have we spent and on what?
Tater tot

Atlanta, GA

#18 Dec 26, 2012
U know all. You tell us.
Disappointed

Carrollton, GA

#19 Dec 26, 2012
To say I'm disappointed would be an understatement. I really liked Bobby Johns. He was an old-school coach and he got the best out of all our players here. And I'm grateful for what he has done for our players and for this small town. The disappointment is that we only got 2 years from him. Listen, I understand that you have to pay him to stay or that we can't expect him to stay forever. This is almost like someone who works at a job for a long time, then they get that promotion they always wanted just to have their company close down 2 years later.
Just curious

Alma, GA

#20 Dec 26, 2012
That is the most mature statement this board has ever seen. Take the best while you can get it I say. Keep in mind there is an assistant on staff that could keep it going exactly like it has if that's what people want.

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