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fpw

Morgantown, WV

#1 Aug 23, 2012
Does this guy really think he can coach? How many youg men's dreams/lives will he ruin before he decides it's time to go? Dones anyone really believe that he should be the basketball coach at Ripley High......other than himself?
Ripley Coaches Suck

Parkersburg, WV

#2 Aug 24, 2012
Name one good coach at Ripley high or middle right now? Last I checked most carried losing records, got few scholarships for the kids, and carry on like fools blaming the situation on everyone but themselves!l
chris mills

Parkersburg, WV

#3 Aug 24, 2012
Coach harmon is a great guy and has a ton of experience!
wvknowsitall

Point Pleasant, WV

#4 Aug 24, 2012
first of all hes a great coach and maybe your just made you or someone you know never got to be jock of the year so thank twice before you speak!
fpw

Morgantown, WV

#5 Aug 24, 2012
A Great Coach? Are you joking? He has the worst record (winning percentage) of ANY coach in WV, in any sport. His only experience is at Ripley and at losing. That is something he is very good at. with the exception of Chase and Noah Fischer, name one player Coach Harmon coached that played college ball. AND everyone knows the Fischer's father was their REAL coach. Mr. Fischer was a great coach. Harmon has less than 5 winning seasons in 22+ years. It is a shame that the administration lets someone who struggles to communicate to the kids remain as a coach. Any other man would resign with a record like his. Harmon doesnt have the backbone to admit he is a terrible coach, so he continues to ruin young mens hopes and dreams. What shame and a disgrace to the profession of coaching....
fpw

Morgantown, WV

#6 Aug 24, 2012
I mostly blame the administration, Principal, Board Office, Board of Ed. members....it is their job to proper evaluations and take appropriate actions to eliminate losers like Craig Harmon. AND they don't do it. However as I said in my earlier post any real man with any kind of decency about them would resign, especially when they know that that are not wanted.
joe

Syracuse, OH

#7 Aug 24, 2012
The only reason he's a coach is because he won a lawsuit vs. the board of education.
Justsaying

United States

#8 Aug 24, 2012
Twaig Harmon is very educated on the sport itself. But he can't communicate it well. Honestly there haven't been many ball players from Ripley that deserve scholarships. And that's not the coach. Thats how u personally develop and work as an athlete. Joe is right. Harmon has his job bc of a lawsuit. And can't be fired. Or randy anderson Would still be around. As for chase and Noah their dad was their coach. Esp jn the off season which is when the best are built. Chris honestly your an idiot and I'd be surprised it U could make alosy up. Actually I'd be surprised if u knew what one was!

Overall Coach Harmon is a great person--but should let someone else be the HEAD coach. He could totally help out tho!
Just the facts

Butler, PA

#9 Aug 24, 2012
The fact is Coach Harmon is a great coach that cares about his players. He does demand discipline and a strong work ethic. In the past he has had problems with some parents that never played any sports at all that tried to live through their children. Also year in and year out their schedule is one of the toughest in the state. Back when Randy Anderson was coach, they had a very watered down schedule that played schools such as Point Pleasant and Roane County to make the states.
YouDontSay?

Ardsley, NY

#10 Aug 24, 2012
What was lawsuit that Harmon won?

Since: May 12

Huntington, WV

#11 Aug 25, 2012
I'm a sophomore and hope to play basketball this year. I don't think Craig can coach very well from his record, but I know the guy pretty well and he's a great person. People shouldn't be bashing him so much.
fpw

Morgantown, WV

#12 Aug 28, 2012
Just the facts.....you have no idea what you are talking about. Randy Anderson was the head coach for 4 years and won an average of 17 wins per year against the exact same schedule that Harmon has played for most of his career. Harmon has only had 4 winning season and 2 of those were with the Fischer brothers, Seth Parsons and those guys could light it up. Harmon has abolutely NO respect across the state and because of him the Ripley Basketball program is the laughing stock in WV. Harmon was fired and sued to get his job back. Because the principal at the time made one minor error in the way he terminated Harmon, after winning in court several times an administrative law judge eventually ruled in Harmon's favor. The WVEA school union represented Harmon and just continued to appeal until they found someone to rule in his favor. The Jackson County BOE decided not to fight it any longer saying they didn't want to spend any more $$ defending their decision. Harmon is an embarrassment to the school, the community and the county. He needs to go.
fpw

Morgantown, WV

#13 Aug 28, 2012
I used to think Craig Harmon was a good guy, but I now know better. What kind of person continues to hold a position that they have failed miserably at? What kind of person continues to hold a postion when they know that noone wants them to be in that position? If our math, english or any other teacher had the same type of record of success with their students, they would have been fired long ago. Based on these things, I no longer believe Craig Harmon is a good person. Good people don't ONLY think of themselves...
Just the facts

Butler, PA

#14 Aug 28, 2012
You are mistaken. Randy Anderson's schedule was weaker and he should have won. He held the best overall talent the school has seen in many years in addition to illegal practices conducted. He had some great players. Everything was done to ensure success, unlike when your sons went through school. You need to let go of the past and focus on your sons futures. They need you!
fear this

Gallipolis, OH

#15 Aug 28, 2012
chris mills wrote:
Coach harmon is a great guy and has a ton of experience!
what it it chris mills he let u play a sport with him and u liked it. You no drug head go snort some pills and put your dick in your bike pipe cause thats the best you can get. Cause i heard that you blow up doll see you coming toward him and he losses air. Your nothing but a coward and a waste that beat up on woman no matter the age and blame everyone else for your actions.
fpw

Morgantown, WV

#16 Aug 29, 2012
Sorry pal, I am not mistaken. Anderson's schedule was not weaker. He took over when Harmon was fired and played in the exact same conference and since the schedules are set up years in advance. He also stayed on as an assistant after Harmon sued and got the job back. That year (with Anderson as an assistant) was one of Harmons' winning season. Also, tell me what team was more talented than the team with Corey Isner and that group of young men. With any coaching at all they could have been to the state tournament. My son did quite well, in spite of his coach. I just hate to see other youg men have to go through the same crap and be associated with the biggest joke of a coach in WV
the facts again

Ardsley, NY

#17 Aug 29, 2012
fpw wrote:
Sorry pal, I am not mistaken. Anderson's schedule was not weaker. He took over when Harmon was fired and played in the exact same conference and since the schedules are set up years in advance. He also stayed on as an assistant after Harmon sued and got the job back. That year (with Anderson as an assistant) was one of Harmons' winning season. Also, tell me what team was more talented than the team with Corey Isner and that group of young men. With any coaching at all they could have been to the state tournament. My son did quite well, in spite of his coach. I just hate to see other youg men have to go through the same crap and be associated with the biggest joke of a coach in WV
the year Ripley made the states they only had to make it past point pleasant and Roane county. That's way different thanplayi.george Washington every year. Randy has had his tough times at Lawrence county too.your son did do okay but could have done so much better ifyou wouldn't have fed him your poison everyday.
get a life

Wallace, WV

#18 Aug 29, 2012
you people r stupid these r just kids and its just a game i dont know your team or ur coach but the emphasis should be education not sports. how many of your kids are really talented enough to get scholarships or ever even b considered for pro sports anyway. all your doing is wasting the time they have to get a good education. nothing wrong with sports they r good for kids teach them t be part of a team and is good excercise. but seriously i think you put too much pressure on kids and most high school jocks end up losers. try to raise your kids to be good at everything not perfect, but to work hard and they will have a more successful life.
fpw

Morgantown, WV

#19 Aug 30, 2012
(the facts again) You obviously have no idea what you are talking about. Not sure where you have been but Anderson was a tremendous success at Lawrence County High School, so successful they ripped out the ends of the gym and added bleachers to both ends of the gym while he was there because they could not handle the crowds. Don't see that happening at Ripley. Many nights less than 100 people show up to watch Ripley. Those are mostly parents and grandparents of the players. Randy was so successufl at Lawrence Co. that he is now at Boyd County high school and doing great. He is a great coach and even a better person. Anderson is The kind of man everyone would want their children to play for. Craig Harmon is a loser in every sense of the word. It is a shame that he doesn't know what he doesn't know......let that sink in
Just the facts

Butler, PA

#20 Aug 30, 2012
Yawn... Randy had some decent years but he had a few that weren't that good too. You're in dream land about a few things. I know a few things about your messiah and yourself that I wouldn't call desireable, but I'm not going to stoop to that level. Get over it, move on, concentrate on your kids. Your time of happiness will return. Coach Harmon will retire in the future, you will get back your savior, Ripley, will get out of the conference and play smaller schools, they will win, everyone will be disallusioned of their accomplishments, and life will be good. Hang in there.

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