Bring Crabtree back

Norwood Young America, MN

#1 Jan 30, 2010
Thanks to three of our school board members for getting rid of John Wild who always won at least 50% or more of his games and replaced him with this idiot who has no head coaching experience. OUR GIRLS ARE one game away from DEAD LAST in district (1-5, 6-11) and the head coach seems to be helpless. Since he is not a certified teacher we need to cut our losses and hire Crabtree or someone who knows something about basketball. This is another example of what happens when principals and superintendents bow to political pressure.
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Winchester, TN

#2 Jan 30, 2010
Refresh my memory, why was Lisa removed to start with?
mrfranly

United States

#3 Jan 30, 2010
More Facts wrote:
Refresh my memory, why was Lisa removed to start with?
Some tell the story that LC wouldn't let girls on the hardwood if they didn't attend practice and that's supposed to have ruffled the feathers of a particular member of admin staff. But, who knows for sure? LC is a good coach...no doubt about that!!! She's also an excellent ref.
bmist

United States

#4 Jan 31, 2010
Let's keep a good thing going, lets fire em all.
highprice

United States

#5 Jan 31, 2010
It didnt help Lisa that Huntland beat her 3 out of the last four games they played. She is an excellent coach and and a really good ref. Why would you want to fire white? He was the big name (insells pen pusher or tag along) that most people wanted.
Kenny

Valley, NE

#6 Jan 31, 2010
highprice wrote:
It didnt help Lisa that Huntland beat her 3 out of the last four games they played. She is an excellent coach and and a really good ref. Why would you want to fire white? He was the big name (insells pen pusher or tag along) that most people wanted.
He wasn't a "big name" he was Rick Insell's gopher. He was the only person that would accept the job. He is a terrible head coach.
To Kenny

United States

#7 Jan 31, 2010
Let's give him a break. Crabtree did not apply for the job, although the guy who fired her was gone. Not a lot of people applied for that job.
highprice

United States

#8 Jan 31, 2010
Being Insell's gopher makes him big time to some of the people who do the hiring.
Kenny

United States

#9 Jan 31, 2010
We have a case of buyers remorse. I can't believe I'm saying this but I wish Wild had never left.
Galloping Gertie

United States

#10 Jan 31, 2010
Bring Crabtree back wrote:
Thanks to three of our school board members for getting rid of John Wild who always won at least 50% or more of his games and replaced him with this idiot who has no head coaching experience. OUR GIRLS ARE one game away from DEAD LAST in district (1-5, 6-11) and the head coach seems to be helpless. Since he is not a certified teacher we need to cut our losses and hire Crabtree or someone who knows something about basketball. This is another example of what happens when principals and superintendents bow to political pressure.
How soon do we forget. Coach Crabtree took a Moore County team to thet state championship game and took another from Coffee County to the state tournament. What happened in Franklin County? Well, Ms. Crabtree had the nerve to drop LINDA FOSTER'S Grandaughter from the starting lineup for not hustling and then running her off the team (temporary) for missing practice. Not only did this mess up the entire team, but it resulted in Ms. Crabtree losing her job.

But this was only the beginning. It resulted in Lisa Crabtree being banned from coaching basketball in Franklin County forever, or as long as LINDA FOSTER has a say in the issue, whichever comes first. Anywhere else, this would be illegal. ONLY IN FRANKLIN COUNTY.

Since Lisa Crabtree was on the disqualified list, the school depatrment hired Eric White, who at best knows as much basketball as Jan Tavlin (and that may be a stretch.) White really should be coaching at North Lake or maybe learning the ropes in church basketball somewhere. Not here.

But he was selected by Diana (Barbie) Spaulding who is the greatest judge of basketball talant in Tennessee, with the possible exception of Pat Summitt. This is the same mastermind who picked a loser as Franklin County football coach from another list of highly-qualified applicants.

Let me remind everyone that we are paying a Director of Schools about $110,000 a year to appoint personnel, including head coaches and she has washed her hands of both appointments, leaving the decision in the hands of the local version of Goldie Hawn. Dr. Scharber needs to shape up of ship out. If she won't perform her state assigned duties, get someopne else. If the school board won't handle this, the voters will in this summer's election.
Galloping Gertie

United States

#11 Jan 31, 2010
To Kenny wrote:
Let's give him a break. Crabtree did not apply for the job, although the guy who fired her was gone. Not a lot of people applied for that job.
No "guy" fired Lisa Crabtree. Grandma Foster did for trying to discipline her granddaughter who marched to her own drummer. Lisa wouldn't play Franklin County politics and is still paying for it.
A Neighbor

United States

#12 Jan 31, 2010
Thirty years ago, Lincoln County hired a retired football coach from Alabama named John Meadows, a man who had won over 200 games in Alabama. He turned Lincoln County into a state champion and a perennial state power.

This year, a long-time football coach from Alabama, who took Grissom to the state semifinals a couple years ago, was available and applied for the Franklin County job. He too, won over 200 games in Alabama, where football is much more competitive that Tennessee.

Why wasn't Ronnie Massey hired as Franklin County football Coach? He was willing to take the salary and conditions that went with the job. But no, Barbie wanted Jim Carr as coach.

Carr had a couple of advantages over Massey. He is younger and better looking. He also has more hair. But Ronnie Massey may be the next John Meadows, and if Louis Thompson retires, I understand Massey is high on their list.

I've got some friends in Huntsville who are wondering how Franklin County folks could be so stupid as to turn down a coach of this calibre.

Maybe it was because he is losing his hair. But so was John Meadows when Lincoln County hired him.

Oh the other hand, my friends don't know Barbie.
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Winchester, TN

#13 Jan 31, 2010
"Let me remind everyone that we are paying a Director of Schools about $110,000 a year to appoint personnel, including head coaches and she has washed her hands of both appointments, leaving the decision in the hands of the local version of Goldie Hawn. Dr. Scharber needs to shape up of ship out. If she won't perform her state assigned duties, get someopne else. If the school board won't handle this, the voters will in this summer's election."

Well said!! Are you listening School Board!!
Massey Friend

United States

#14 Feb 1, 2010
Coach Massey took the head football position at little 1A Richland in Giles County. I spoke with him the day after his interview and he told me he respected Coach Mantooth but thought the principal and director of schools were the reason he didn't accept the position. He didn't feel they supported athletics and had already made up their minds the assistant coach (carr) was the easy choice for them to make because he would not make demands or cause problems down the road.

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