Yes that is not quite true. The PeeWee football program runs strictly on unpaid volunteers from coaches to gate attendants and has roughly 300 kids involved. Maybe the Athletic Director should talk with Steve Harding how he has managed that feat. Or ask Mr Stachler how he does the same thing with Lacrosse.. The ever popular youth basketball is another run the exact same way and they have lots of people with lots of experience in doing what Mr. Louis is claiming cannot be done<quoted text>
And wasn't he reporting that he can find no civic minded volunteers to help with our home games; but that no-one wants to help the kids unless they get paid (very generously!)
Mr. Louis' response to Ms. Kull and Mr Rigano reflected a mindset that all he should have to do is turn to the taxpayers and say give me more money.
There are other ways to match your program's revenue to its expenditures, not allowing your coaching staffs to dictate the expenses to the parents is one way to bring them under control.
Since the parents have to fund it all, why not let them have a say in what is important enough to take more of their scarce resources. Some parents have more time, some parents have more money, somewhere in the middle is an equitable solution to the problem that recognizes all realities.
Perhaps Mr. Louis would be well served speaking outside the box to a few people.