RCHS football coach
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Rockwall, TX

#1 Jan 3, 2012
Does anybody know if we will be getting a new head coach this year?
Dont know

Forney, TX

#2 Jan 3, 2012
dont need one. we got the best already. we need more talented players, but we will be better this fall.
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#3 Jan 4, 2012
Ok don't know!! A high school coach should know his players strengths and weaknesses and I have seen many boys placed in the wrong positions by the coach(es). If the players were the problem then we would have at least one winning team because they separate players "according" to ability! If he can't deliver results in all these years we need a fresh start!

Since: Jan 12

Fort Worth, TX

#4 Jan 4, 2012
I have to agree with you eightcrazy, these days teacher evaluations are based on student performance. Teachers can't say their students are regressing because their dumb. McDonald's can't function if their cook is trashing more burnt patties than deliver quality burgers. Many head coaches were recently fired this week because they have talented players yet failed to deliver results. It's about placing the right people in the right positions without all this moving around. RCHS needs to find someone talented that can capitalize on our football players strengths and improve their weaknesses. We have a new stadium and it's important to keep it filled while building our RC reputation.
Dont know

Forney, TX

#5 Jan 4, 2012
Go to a district track meet some time. We do not place in the 100, 200, long jump, triple jump, etc. These are skill events that speed to compete. We have no speed. We are competing at the 4A level now and we have been one of the smallest schools in the district all 4 years that Coach has been the HFC & AD. We have still been a playoff contender 3 of the 4 years with 'no speed'. Our kids are skinny compared to the other teams we play. Not their fault, just in the genes. Look at our roster some time. Kids are weighing in a a buck thirty to a buck sixty going against some monsters.
We are still growing and more talent and more size will come. Be patient. The stadium is being utilized to it's fullest potential and that is a lame excuse to use by the way. Who knows, next year may be the year that it all comes together. I personally have to hand it to the past three seasons and how they competed with some of the best teams in the state. Be patient.
Just because other colleges and pro teams use this period as a time to fire their coaches does not have anything to do with high school football in Royse City. They recruit, we don't. Be patient.
Comparing an athlete to a burger flipper and scholastic acheivement also has nothing to do with playing football and competing at this level. Again, you are grabbing at straws to come up with excuses.
I do agree with a couple of things you say and one is the evaluation of talent and positioning that player at the most effective position. And there may be a few assistant coaches that are not earning their pay.
All high school football in Texas and also in other states is cyclible. In other words there are a few down years that go with a few up years. That is just the nature of the beast. All of our children are not super stars as well.
With that being said it is up to the coaching staff to take off season athletes and develop their strength. Kids are getting bigger in the 7th thru the junior years as well. Speed can be enhanced, but most of the time speed is something you are born with. Hopefully the speed problem gets better with time and growth of the district. Strength and size can be developed and the coaches must concentrate on those things they can change.
Raw natural talent will come with a gene pool being developed in this town. All District parents usually produce All District children.
And Royse City football was respected long before any of these players were born. It is up to them and their parents to build on that respect.
Be patient and support. That is what this program needs. Support and hard work will do wonders for our football program. A little easier district would be nice as well. We will see how that goes in early February when realignment takes place.
Go Bulldogs!

Since: Jan 12

Fort Worth, TX

#6 Jan 5, 2012
I hope he reads this because he is responsible for what his assistant coaches do or don't and ultimately we are all responsible for our output results regardless of our title, position, or company.

Since: Dec 11

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#8 Jan 5, 2012
Don't know is duh duh right he don't know!! We have had lots of talented kids come through here and there is no excuse for this other than poor coaching and the good ole boy system going on!!! The only reason for the playoffs in the last few years is luck!! How dare you try to blame it on the kids, please!!!
Dawgdad

Carrollton, TX

#9 Jan 6, 2012
The kids here are undersized and we have no break away speed.... Like stated above go watch the dist track meet.
Look at the size of RC compared to the other teams we play. then if you don't beleave it you will know you know nothing about the game.
And yes my kid is one of the undersized kids but I don't wear rose colored glasses...
Just Chillin

Forney, TX

#10 Jan 6, 2012
Sure we have a lot of talented kids here in Royse City. That is until they reach the age to play Pee Wee football, and then by the time they reach the high school level, they are burned out. Nothing wrong with Pee Wee football, just that there is too much emphasize on winning, they start way too young, and they are suited out better than the high school football team. By the time they reach even the 7th grade level, they don't know what hit them when there is 150-200 kids trying out for 22 positions. Then daddy thinks just because he was the "Pee Wee Super Bowl Champ" that he knows more than the professional coaching staffs at the school.
I would not let my son play ball until he is at least in the 5th grade. He would wear a black and white jersey with his number on it. A good helmet and then hand me downs for anything else. Let the kids have fun and they will continue to have fun and experience what it is really like to play in high school and build pride into their school's program.
Amen

Garland, TX

#11 Jan 6, 2012
Just Chillin wrote:
Sure we have a lot of talented kids here in Royse City. That is until they reach the age to play Pee Wee football, and then by the time they reach the high school level, they are burned out. Nothing wrong with Pee Wee football, just that there is too much emphasize on winning, they start way too young, and they are suited out better than the high school football team. By the time they reach even the 7th grade level, they don't know what hit them when there is 150-200 kids trying out for 22 positions. Then daddy thinks just because he was the "Pee Wee Super Bowl Champ" that he knows more than the professional coaching staffs at the school.
I would not let my son play ball until he is at least in the 5th grade. He would wear a black and white jersey with his number on it. A good helmet and then hand me downs for anything else. Let the kids have fun and they will continue to have fun and experience what it is really like to play in high school and build pride into their school's program.
Probably the best post ever on this message board! I couldn't agree anymore.
not fooled

College Station, TX

#12 Jan 26, 2012
I have to agree with you eightcrazy, these days teacher evaluations are based on student performance. Teachers can't say their students are regressing because their dumb. McDonald's can't function if their cook is trashing more burnt patties than deliver quality burgers. Many head coaches were recently fired this week because they have talented players yet failed to deliver results. It's about placing the right people in the right positions without all this moving around. RCHS needs to find someone talented that can capitalize on our football players strengths and improve their weaknesses. We have a new stadium and it's important to keep it filled while building our RC reputation.
Maybe you should try going to a game. I was a successful high school coach for over 15 years. I know a little football. There is an old coaching expression, "we may be little, but we're slow." that best describes the talent level of this past 3 years teams. Yet they still managed to make the playoffs. You might also take the time to find out that some of the more talented players were dismissed from the team for very serious incidents. I know a lot of coaches who don't have the guts to stand up and do the right thing. They just ignore it for the sake of winning. Vince Lombardi, arguably the greatest pro football coach ever, is often quoted as saying, "Winning is not everything, it is the only thing." People should take time to find out that the unparaphrased version added these words to the end of the quote, "but it must be accomplished within the rules of the game and of life."
When this coach or his assistants abuse the kids, I will be the first to call for their head. Until then, you might consider that in no other profession does a man/woman stake his livelihood on 15-18 year old kids who may have broken up with their girlfriend an hour before the game. If you haven't been there, you have no idea what a challenge it is. And you want to fire some one over a season in which they went to the playoffs for the 3rd time in 4 years? that is tantamount to ostracizing a millionaire because he got left off of the Fortune 500 list by 1.
not fooled

College Station, TX

#13 Jan 26, 2012
reply to eightcrazy and friends

Maybe you should try going to a game. I was a successful high school coach for over 15 years. I know a little football. There is an old coaching expression, "we may be little, but we're slow." that best describes the talent level of this past 3 years teams. Yet they still managed to make the playoffs. You might also take the time to find out that some of the more talented players were dismissed from the team for very serious incidents. I know a lot of coaches who don't have the guts to stand up and do the right thing. They just ignore it for the sake of winning. Vince Lombardi, arguably the greatest pro football coach ever, is often quoted as saying, "Winning is not everything, it is the only thing." People should take time to find out that the unparaphrased version added these words to the end of the quote, "but it must be accomplished within the rules of the game and of life."
When this coach or his assistants abuse the kids, I will be the first to call for their head. Until then, you might consider that in no other profession does a man/woman stake his livelihood on 15-18 year old kids who may have broken up with their girlfriend an hour before the game. If you haven't been there, you have no idea what a challenge it is. And you want to fire some one over a season in which they went to the playoffs for the 3rd time in 4 years? that is tantamount to ostracizing a millionaire because he got left off of the Fortune 500 list by 1.
problem

Dallas, TX

#14 Jan 27, 2012
Only problem with Texas HS football are the coaches. Period.
Jonathan

Rockwall, TX

#15 Jan 27, 2012
All I can say is that I would rather the current football coach coach my son than someone who did not have a value system or morals, did not stand up for what is right, and was just concerned about winning. At least my boy would learn some important things about life. This coach is a very moral man and a good coach at that.
Fan

United States

#16 Jan 28, 2012
not fooled wrote:
reply to eightcrazy and friends

Maybe you should try going to a game. I was a successful high school coach for over 15 years. I know a little football. There is an old coaching expression, "we may be little, but we're slow." that best describes the talent level of this past 3 years teams. Yet they still managed to make the playoffs. You might also take the time to find out that some of the more talented players were dismissed from the team for very serious incidents. I know a lot of coaches who don't have the guts to stand up and do the right thing. They just ignore it for the sake of winning. Vince Lombardi, arguably the greatest pro football coach ever, is often quoted as saying, "Winning is not everything, it is the only thing." People should take time to find out that the unparaphrased version added these words to the end of the quote, "but it must be accomplished within the rules of the game and of life."
When this coach or his assistants abuse the kids, I will be the first to call for their head. Until then, you might consider that in no other profession does a man/woman stake his livelihood on 15-18 year old kids who may have broken up with their girlfriend an hour before the game. If you haven't been there, you have no idea what a challenge it is. And you want to fire some one over a season in which they went to the playoffs for the 3rd time in 4 years? that is tantamount to ostracizing a millionaire because he got left off of the Fortune 500 list by 1.
I agree with everything you said!
Carlos

Dallas, TX

#17 Feb 4, 2012
Strahm is not a competent Head Coach. We were warned four years ago by those that had insight and, as usual, the know-it-alls screamed louder than those that use common sense to comprise situations. PLEASE - enough of the track and field excuses. Nobody is saying Strahm should be able to make the kids run faster. We are being critical of Strahm's lack of coaching skill. It is beyond me how someone that claims to have 15 years of coaching experience cannot understand that the bigger, faster team does not always win football games - THAT'S WHERE COACHING IS IMPORTANT!You utilize the talent you have to your advantage - it is senseless to blame the kids for not winning track meets. When Strahm was hired we refused to consider applications from several talented and experienced individuals. By hiring a good ol boy we made a decision to settle for mediocrity, at best. We make excuses and celebrate backing into the playoffs with a losing record.Too bad - our kids and community deserve better. Unfortunately, it seems that my opinion is the minority or the one with the softer voice. Our community has decided what we want - so I'm afraid we will continue to get it.

Hamptons

Lavon, TX

#18 Feb 4, 2012
Jonathan wrote:
All I can say is that I would rather the current football coach coach my son than someone who did not have a value system or morals, did not stand up for what is right, and was just concerned about winning. At least my boy would learn some important things about life. This coach is a very moral man and a good coach at that.
Very well said. Thank you!
lol

Rockwall, TX

#19 May 1, 2012
We need a new coach!!! switch these playes around to where they play best at!! Get the QB out of there when he keeps throwing interceptions. Who cares if the player is a Soph, Junior, or Senior!!! If the kid isn't playing his position (doing what needs to be done) freaking pull him out and rotate them!!! I don't care if it's the player's SR year or not…get someone in there that can get it done!! Stop letting these kids back on the team AFTER being suspended for a couple of games because they got busted doing drugs…wow...they really learned a valuable lesson there!!!
Wow

Arlington, TX

#20 May 1, 2012
lol wrote:
We need a new coach!!! switch these playes around to where they play best at!! Get the QB out of there when he keeps throwing interceptions. Who cares if the player is a Soph, Junior, or Senior!!! If the kid isn't playing his position (doing what needs to be done) freaking pull him out and rotate them!!! I don't care if it's the player's SR year or not…get someone in there that can get it done!! Stop letting these kids back on the team AFTER being suspended for a couple of games because they got busted doing drugs…wow...they really learned a valuable lesson there!!!
Wow, you have shown you know absolutely nothing about the program that Coach Strahm and his staff run. I am sorry that you are misinformed.

I can tell you that there is a school board approved athletic policy that is followed when it comes to discipling those athletes that choose to harm themselves and the team when it comes to alcohol and drug use. Just a year ago they had to kick the starting quarterback off the team for those exact reasons and start with a new quarterback. There are plenty of other examples.

To suggest that this coaching staff would play a less talented player that would hinder their chances of success is ignorant. Think about it. They aren't going to do that. Each week they put out the 11 best players. There are plenty of people that think they know better who those 11 are, but they only base those opinions on what some kid did when he was a pee-wee football hero or pre pubescent middle schooler. Most simply have parental blindness. Sorry, your kid is not always the best.

It really has gotten ridiculous how many parents and kids think they are entitled to everything and are unwilling to do the hard work, persevere through tough situations and never give up. I see parents and kids complain, gossip, back stab, undermine authority and throw temper tantrums when they don't get their way.

Life is not fair! Learn to deal with it and persevere. Unfortunately most parents today teach their kids to attack others or quit when things get tough. You are setting them up for failure. Lucky for you they will probably be 26, living at home with you and thanks to Obama, you will still be paying for their health insurance.

Good luck.
LMAO

Haslet, TX

#21 May 7, 2012
How random are the drug tests I wonder? As a parent I'm glad but some players that always pass get tested often. I find that odd!

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