hello

Charleston, WV

#42 Sep 10, 2012
Miller went to bethany to play college ball.
coach

Morgantown, WV

#43 Sep 11, 2012
Just the facts wrote:
<quoted text>Derek Snyder,Brett Hunt, Jon Melhorn, Cody Miller, just to name a few.
The snyder kid did play somewhere and the Miller boy from last years squad is at school somewhere. Hunt and Melhorn.....I don't think so. Even if you were 100% correct (which you're not) that would be 6 players in 26+ years! That is not a state that many coaches would want attached to their record. 6 college bound players out of 260. That's 2.3% Just about the same as the their (ripley) coach's career winning percentage.
Just the facts

West Hamlin, WV

#44 Sep 11, 2012
Hunt played at Alderson Broaddus and Melhorn played at Ohio Valley. It would be nice if you could actually say something true for once, but at long as I've known you, you just can't help yourself. I know it's been a long road for you with the bitterness you possess. It must be a terrible burden to carry the anger you have for all those years. Praying for you HJP! I'm not going to argue with you anymore as your not worth my time.
stephan

Williamsburg, VA

#45 Sep 12, 2012
Funny pants
Bobby Singletarry

Bronx, NY

#46 Sep 12, 2012
Ole Happy Joe Parsons I thought it was your son Luke on that name but father like son I suppose. After all these years of bickering and spreading rumors around the town of Ripley you would think you would learn something. For people that doesn't know it started when the Fischers came to Ripley and took the shine away from Happy Joe's son Seth. The funny thing is Happy Joe would run all over town spreading gossip and getting everyone in an uproar. The one man though he would never face was John Fischer he said stuff behind Johns back, but he knew John Fischer would whoop his ass if ever said anything to
his face. What you need to learn Happy Joe it doesn't matter how much money you have Craig Harmon can't get fired so you keep on telling your son Luke to record him and continue playing his games but he's not gonna get the job. One more question Happy Joe when are you gonna quit
living in your own possessed mind and realize for a guy to have a good company like you do and still yet be so stupid
To be fair

Point Pleasant, WV

#47 Sep 12, 2012
There is alot more people fed up with the poor coaching then just the Parsons as you claim. It's probably not even any of the parsons writing on this web site. It sound to me like someone is a bit jealous of them. When ravenswood can beat ripley who is AAA and they are AA their needs to be a change. We need a new coach that will make us look like a AAA school. Coach harmon has had his time and he shouldn't be coach just like jimmy frashier should not b coaching eithe. Let's give our hard working kids a chance to win and be look at by colleges. I am sure the majority of people in ripley would agree. Ravenswood just beat our girls soccer team what a shame. We shouldn't even be playing ravenswood more less being beat by them. And no I am not happy joe, Luke or Seth. I have heard so
Many people complain about coach harmon. We got a middle school football coach who can't win a game. And the boys he is working with won pretty much everything as midget league players. The middle school also has a girls basketball coach who will not cut had about 50 players last year what a joke. Wake up Ripley and get some coaches who will make us competitive instead of a joke.
Happy Joe Parsons

Santee, SC

#48 Sep 14, 2012
Bobby Singletarry wrote:
Ole Happy Joe Parsons I thought it was your son Luke on that name but father like son I suppose. After all these years of bickering and spreading rumors around the town of Ripley you would think you would learn something. For people that doesn't know it started when the Fischers came to Ripley and took the shine away from Happy Joe's son Seth. The funny thing is Happy Joe would run all over town spreading gossip and getting everyone in an uproar. The one man though he would never face was John Fischer he said stuff behind Johns back, but he knew John Fischer would whoop his ass if ever said anything to
his face. What you need to learn Happy Joe it doesn't matter how much money you have Craig Harmon can't get fired so you keep on telling your son Luke to record him and continue playing his games but he's not gonna get the job. One more question Happy Joe when are you gonna quit
living in your own possessed mind and realize for a guy to have a good company like you do and still yet be so stupid
I'm not sure who you are Mr. Singletary, but I'm pretty sure that is not your real name. I'm also not sure how my name and the names of my sons got involved in this thread, however I an assure you of a couple of things. You obviously don't know me or much of what you are talking about. John Fischer and I are friends and have been for a long time. He is a great basketball coach. I was very happy that he brought his family to Jackson County. Seth played AAU ball with both of the fisher boys for several years. AND I didn't need to worry about anyone taking the "shine" as you called it away from my sons. They did just fine and I was and am very proud of them. As far as Coach Harmon is concerned,I don't need to say anything behind his back. I have spoken directly to him, man to man. He knows exactly how I feel about his coaching abilities. John Fischer also knows I have never said anything behind his back either. Don't need to. He was a great coach and he helped my sons out tremendously when he was on the bench and before he and his family came to the county. Of course if you had any idea what you were talking about, you would use your real name. Just as I have and always will if I ever feel the need to comment here again. Rest assured, if I have problems with anyone, I'm man enough to go speak to them face to face and not hide behind a fake name. Just as I have with Mr. Harmon in the past.
fwp

Morgantown, WV

#49 Sep 19, 2012
To be fair wrote:
There is alot more people fed up with the poor coaching then just the Parsons as you claim. It's probably not even any of the parsons writing on this web site. It sound to me like someone is a bit jealous of them. When ravenswood can beat ripley who is AAA and they are AA their needs to be a change. We need a new coach that will make us look like a AAA school. Coach harmon has had his time and he shouldn't be coach just like jimmy frashier should not b coaching eithe. Let's give our hard working kids a chance to win and be look at by colleges. I am sure the majority of people in ripley would agree. Ravenswood just beat our girls soccer team what a shame. We shouldn't even be playing ravenswood more less being beat by them. And no I am not happy joe, Luke or Seth. I have heard so
Many people complain about coach harmon. We got a middle school football coach who can't win a game. And the boys he is working with won pretty much everything as midget league players. The middle school also has a girls basketball coach who will not cut had about 50 players last year what a joke. Wake up Ripley and get some coaches who will make us competitive instead of a joke.
I think there are many people in the Ripley area who feel the same. I guess the only way to effect change is to vote out the current Board of Ed. members and vote for someone who will do the right thing. Unfortunately, I can no longer vote in the county races. Come on Ripley folk. Take a stand and let the administration know that you are tired of losing. Demand better.
wrong

Hurricane, WV

#50 Sep 23, 2012
Just the facts wrote:
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.
Harmon had six losing seasons before Randy became coach. Randy had two winning seasons and took Ripley to their only trip to the state tournament. Then Harmon came back and had umteen more losing seasons. Funny how that two year watered down schedule was worked in between all of Harmons tough schedules.
Captain Positive

Point Pleasant, WV

#51 Sep 24, 2012
Coach Harmon 'won' his job back only because some judge determined that he wasn't given adequate time to improve. Unfortunately, our system places the 'rights' of an individual's part-time extracurriclar position - not his livlihood - over the rights of hundreds of young men to be associated with a coach that could not only teach them something about basketball, but more importantly, teach them how to prepare for life. Sad.
coach

Morgantown, WV

#52 Sep 25, 2012
I am very reluctant to even call Mr. Harmon a coach. He is a disgrace to our profession. It is a shame that he doesn't care about the young men he is supposed to be teaching. If he did, he would have stepped down years ago. Any man who would continue to stay in a position that they have proven themselves to be a failure, is not much of a man at all. Again, he is to blame but so is his superiors. They have the right and the duty to do something about it and they dont. Ripley and Jackson County deserve much better.
Buttercup

Huntington, WV

#53 Dec 30, 2012
If you've been to any ball games this season you will see things have not changed. Coach Harmon does not let the athletes play to their full potential.

Since: Oct 12

Point Pleasant, WV

#54 Dec 30, 2012
Coach Harmon has forgot more basketball than any of you idiots on this site, including Luke Parsons and his stupid father Happy Joe. Luke needs to grow up and stop being a child and running his mouth about Harmon.
TooFly

New York, NY

#55 Dec 30, 2012
All I do know is that... That The big lard fat Fuk of a non-coach at ripley middle needs to step aside and let someone with just a little bit of footbal knowledge coach these kids! He is absolutly the worst non-coaching fat Fuk that I've ever seen in my life! Do everyone and their sons a big favor a step aside dude! I will buy you a bucket, well hell I will buy you 5 buckets of fat greasy chicken for you to quit! You know nothing about football and you know nothing about talent when it's right in front of you! You stupid fat lard ass of a human being!!!

Since: Oct 12

Point Pleasant, WV

#56 Dec 31, 2012
TooFly wrote:
All I do know is that... That The big lard fat Fuk of a non-coach at ripley middle needs to step aside and let someone with just a little bit of footbal knowledge coach these kids! He is absolutly the worst non-coaching fat Fuk that I've ever seen in my life! Do everyone and their sons a big favor a step aside dude! I will buy you a bucket, well hell I will buy you 5 buckets of fat greasy chicken for you to quit! You know nothing about football and you know nothing about talent when it's right in front of you! You stupid fat lard ass of a human being!!!
My god you are an idiot.
Really

Gallipolis, OH

#57 Dec 31, 2012
Sorry to say as far as basketball goes there is not much talent in ripley. We have very few that are truly dedicated to the sport and play year around. If you don't have those kids that play year around it doesn't matter what kind of coach you are you are not going to be able to compete. We need some dedicated people that will take these kids and make a team to play year around until that happens we will never b able to compete.
Happy Joe Parsons

Parkersburg, WV

#58 Jan 3, 2013
jhp25271 wrote:
Coach Harmon has forgot more basketball than any of you idiots on this site, including Luke Parsons and his stupid father Happy Joe. Luke needs to grow up and stop being a child and running his mouth about Harmon.
I'm reluctant to respond to anyone not man or woman enough to use their own name however, I will: if Mr Harmon knows so much basketball, why can't he coach it? His record speaks for itself. I nor anyone else, including my son Luke needs to say anything. Again, his record says it all!!! Luke is obviously much more of an adult than you, he's not hiding behind some fake name.
Jimmy2002

New York, NY

#59 Jan 3, 2013
If you are taking up for Coach Harmon as a coach, then you need to be admitted into a mental hospital. A good coach can COACH mediocre talented kids and win games. That is what makes a coach. Come on people, he can't even talk to his players. NOONE respects that man because of his coaching resume. He is cheating student athletes out of a positive experience.
NOnAme

Freeport, PA

#60 Jan 4, 2013
Boys let me tell you a couple things Harmon is not a good coach has a vast array of knowledge about sports but cannot coach he's made multiple good players not wanna play for him the only thing he does is criticize his players the freshman ball coach should be the head basketball coach at Ripley
what

Gallipolis, OH

#61 Jan 10, 2013
nybody who says harmon is a great guy and a good coach are idiots. I played for anderson and harmon after he won his lawsuit. It was like going from coach k to ur youth league coach! The guy is a joke who cares nothing about the kids and would rather be on a golf course than working w kids in the summer time. Anderson would have us in yhe gym 3 days a week during the summer and when harmon took over we would have to go get the keys from his wife to get in the gym. Ofcourse he was golfing! If anderson wouldve had the ficshers he wouldve won a state championship. The competition was not easier! Anybody remember randy moss, jason williams, brett nelson?? These are the kids anderson coached teams played against!! Harmon needs to retire and go play more golf!

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