The Daily Breeze - West High coach ar...

The Daily Breeze - West High coach arrested

There are 12 comments on the Daily Breeze story from Dec 12, 2007, titled The Daily Breeze - West High coach arrested. In it, Daily Breeze reports that:

Torrance school district officials have barred a West High School "walk-on" coach from campus following his arrest on suspicion of handcuffing and tying up teenage girls at his home.

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West High Graduate

Los Angeles, CA

#1 Dec 12, 2007
This is a horrible situation. I played for coach Smith for both basketball, and football and I could never had seen this coming. I'm not all together sure that I believe these charges because he never seemed to me that he could do such a thing. He was an all around great person, and had a big heart. Hopefully the investigation will find out the truth.
Meg

West Hollywood, CA

#2 Dec 12, 2007
You people shouldn't write stories and ruin lives before the verdict comes out.... Ever think that this case is too shallow on evidence and the DA's office will dismiss it???
shutdown

Torrance, CA

#3 Dec 12, 2007
huh?
Jack

Pasadena, CA

#4 Dec 12, 2007
This may go way back to his day's in El Segundo like in the early to late 90s. He was a bit strange then. Good luck anyway
West high student

Los Angeles, CA

#7 Dec 12, 2007
Wow eventhough I never seen him at the campus It gives me chill that he was doing that on the campus!! I'm gonna use this for current event
The Hammer

Upland, CA

#10 Dec 13, 2007
Innocent until proven guilty in a court of law...
Oh please

Los Angeles, CA

#12 Dec 18, 2007
Coach Kiehm isn't a racist, on the contrary, he treats everyone the same, regardless of any first impressions. One can't even compare the accusations made against Coach Smith to Coach Kiehm! None of his behavior is inappropriate. He has never "tied up girls" or asked any of his players to kiss him on the check. He never jokes about inappropriate things and makes sure that he's constantly professional. He may be a little harsh sometimes, but as a coach he needs his players to have at least some sort of discipline. Sure, sometimes he'll raise his voice, but it's never personal. He's a great coach who actually teaches his players how to be better and smarter, even if his methods are a little tough.
wouldnt you like to know

Moorpark, CA

#13 Dec 18, 2007
Apparently you've never been to one of Coach Kiehm's practices. He doesn't do anything but do what a coach is supposed to do. It's just because this year, a bunch of people who don't even deserve to be on the basketball team got on. This is probably most of their first time playing on an actual team. They're just not used to a coach who is actually coaching and planning to help the kids. Welcome to highschool.
And he's not racist. In fact, he treats the non asian kids better than the asian ones. This white girl that doesn't even know how to play gets more play time than the rest of the players who are asian, and actually know how to play.
someone

Moorpark, CA

#14 Dec 18, 2007
why are you bringing coach randy into this
iceee

San Clemente, CA

#15 Dec 19, 2007
Why was Coach Randy brought up? He is somewhat harsh on us girls, but he certainly deserves to get his point across, because he's well-rounded in basketball. Bringing up a man's name, especially with what's going on in the torrance district, can stir-up unnecessary rumors. And only liking asian girls? Let's face it, West High has the highest Asian population of the torrance schools. Keep his name out of Coach Smith's problems
westhigh 05

Yucaipa, CA

#16 Dec 23, 2007
smith didn't do it
Bubbles

Aliso Viejo, CA

#17 Dec 26, 2007
Riddle me this - Is Smith black?

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