Clear Lake players want coaching change

Clear Lake players want coaching change

There are 105 comments on the Lake County Record-Bee story from Apr 15, 2010, titled Clear Lake players want coaching change. In it, Lake County Record-Bee reports that:

All but two of Clear Lake High School's varsity baseball players asked that their coaching staff be replaced on Tuesday while meeting with a representative of the Record-Bee. That's probably not going to happen.

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Real World Dad

Clearlake, CA

#1 Apr 16, 2010
Are you kidding me........this article is part of the problem. Letting kids air the grievances against the coach is wrong. What a bunch of winers. These kids come home and all they hear from their parents is how great they are and the coaches aren't getting it done. Look in the mirror and look at some of the actions that you the players have taken on the field this year and finally realize who and what the problem is here. I've seen things done and said on the field (by some players) that make me sick! If you want to quit than do it, lifes alot tougher than high school baseball and when you get into the real world you can't go home to mommy and tell her that your boss is no good and you want to get him fired or you'll quit. WOW...this is the next generation. Goodbye world.
Kids are not the problem

San Leandro, CA

#2 Apr 16, 2010
With the budget cuts at the district and the loss of a counseling position it doesn't surprise me that the baseball coach doesn't have time to coach baseball and run a practice when he has an entire student body to "coach". Why is that so hard to figure out? You can't manage 500 student's class issues and still have time or energy to coach. Something is going to be missing. Either someone is missing out at the school or on the field.

AND sometimes the good old boys need to know when to graciously step aside and let someone else have a chance. Both Mr. Milhaupt and Mr. McCormick had children go through the school and they both coached all the sports their kids played. Let someone else step up to the plate. Thank you for the years you put in but it's time to leave.
Concerned Mom from LL

United States

#3 Apr 16, 2010
I find it interesting that these kid's.(I'm sure prompted by their parents) would call the media. What happend to communication with the persons involved? And as a parent I would have encouraged my child first speak with the coaches before or after practice, if no results then the AD or principle. To contact the media seems to glorify their concerns, taking away the credibilty of their concerns.
A Parent

Kelseyville, CA

#5 Apr 16, 2010
Contacting the Record Bee was not something the parents knew about much less encouraged. The students complaints were taken through the proper channels and ignored or belittled. Everyone knows that the only reason Mr. Larrea is a coach is to allow Mr. Milhaupt to coach. The rules state that if a teacher wants the position it goes to the teacher before it can go to a walk on outsider. If Mr. Milhaupt had to apply for the position without Mr. Larrea he would not get it. There are some major concerns for the team. I agree with the above reference to a counselor responsible for so many students taking on extra curricular activities. Having already experienced a "whoops" with my child's classes this year and being told by Mr. Larrea that he had done something when in fact he hadn't, he forgot. It's a shame that it had to come to this and it's an even bigger shame that Mr. Meyer thinks it's not a problem. Mr. Meyer states he resigned from coaching football because of parent coach issues. As I recall, Mr. Milhaupt was an issue during football. Maybe Mr. Meyer needs to re-evaluate Mr. Milhaupt's coaching not as a friend but as an Athletic Director.
Joe

United States

#7 Apr 16, 2010
Dont you know how to Practice without a coach
just go out and play ball it looks like they need
some batting practice to start with .And the basic common sence
of the game to play it... why cry about the coach
get together go out and make yourselfs better ..
with or with out the coach by the time your in
High School you should know the fundamentals and
what it takes to make yourselfs better as a TEAM
its not its pretty dang simple when it come down to it .
Little League anymore guys ....
citizen

San Leandro, CA

#8 Apr 16, 2010
ahhh boys, VERY poor taste. While I agree with most everything said by the team, this was just a stab in the back and done to show up the coaching staff.
Record Bee- shame on you for allowing your paper to be used in this manner.
A Parent

Kelseyville, CA

#9 Apr 16, 2010
When the coaches refuse to listen to them, the administrators won't listen to them, the school board doesn't listen to them, what are their options? I don't see it as a stab in the back, more like a bucket of cold water in the face. Wake up CLHS, it's an issue that needs to be discussed and solutions needs to be presented. Don't sweep this under the rug. And for those people who don't see a problem try standing on the hill and watching a practice.
Shocked

Kelseyville, CA

#10 Apr 16, 2010
Wow! This is incredible. It's so hard to believe. I can't believe that at least one of the parents didn't bring this option up to the student/athletes. But let's say that the players came up with the idea of going to the newspaper all on their own. Even then, the parents have to have heard about this and should have been there instantly to thwart that movement. To teach kids to bypass the athletic structure of the school and go to the newspaper to get their story out, or at least to let them think that this is okay is just flat out ridiculous. The A.D. did exactly what he was supposed to do. He read the letter, and addressed the concerns with the coach. He is not at that time supposed to conduct an investigation, nor to remove the coach based on this letter. All because the student/athletes are not happy with discipline procedures, and making them better players? There was no gross negligence here. This is not coaches cussing out players, not showing up to practices and leavaing students unattended, carrying 9 players in vans that only hold 7, grabbing kids by the jerseys, etc. You have coaches out there allowing you to play a sport, and you should be thankful for that. To my knowledge, this is unprecedented. Coach Barrea, how you must feel today? Everyone put yourself in his situation...not pretty. Keep doing what you are doing and do it with dignity.
BCAT75

Clearlake, CA

#12 Apr 16, 2010
Kids are not the problem wrote:
With the budget cuts at the district and the loss of a counseling position it doesn't surprise me that the baseball coach doesn't have time to coach baseball and run a practice when he has an entire student body to "coach". Why is that so hard to figure out? You can't manage 500 student's class issues and still have time or energy to coach. Something is going to be missing. Either someone is missing out at the school or on the field.
AND sometimes the good old boys need to know when to graciously step aside and let someone else have a chance. Both Mr. Milhaupt and Mr. McCormick had children go through the school and they both coached all the sports their kids played. Let someone else step up to the plate. Thank you for the years you put in but it's time to leave.
Has nothing to do with "the good old boys", what are you talking about? Kids are imitating the actions of professional athletes...thinking they can run the show! I watched a varsity Basketball game this year in Clearlake and witnessed Ryan Richardson whine and cry like a baby everytime he thought he was fouled. He taunted the opposing team every chance he could...it was a disgrace! How he could score 1000pts. shows the lack of talent in the area, he sucks! So it doesn't suprise me that Clearlake players would revolt-there all spoiled baby's. Parents need to realize that thier kids are not good enough to play college ball and just be happy they can play in High School. "Dilusions of Grandeur" is what we are dealing with here!
Clearlake Mom

Alameda, CA

#13 Apr 16, 2010
BCAT75 wrote:
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Has nothing to do with "the good old boys", what are you talking about? Kids are imitating the actions of professional athletes...thinking they can run the show! I watched a varsity Basketball game this year in Clearlake and witnessed Ryan Richardson whine and cry like a baby everytime he thought he was fouled. He taunted the opposing team every chance he could...it was a disgrace! How he could score 1000pts. shows the lack of talent in the area, he sucks! So it doesn't suprise me that Clearlake players would revolt-there all spoiled baby's. Parents need to realize that thier kids are not good enough to play college ball and just be happy they can play in High School. "Dilusions of Grandeur" is what we are dealing with here!
He has always acted like that. No matter what sport he plays. But everyone has always let him get away with it. His sportsmanship is terrible to say the least! And he is one of the kid's thats complaining? Go figure!
Parent

United States

#14 Apr 16, 2010
This is not a new problem.

My son, who was an excellent player and a team starter, quit the baseball team a few years ago due to the arrogance of the coaching staff. My son is not involved in the present controversy.

These coaches have their favorites and nothing can persuade them to change their minds. Clear Lake had the talent to go all the way to sectionals for the past three years and they trashed the opportunity. Over the last several years, probably 10 excellent players that should have been at least all-league, quit out of frustration. It would have been one thing if it were only a couple, but this should never be.

The negativity and the attitude here is that of a loser program. These coaches mock the kids instead of build them up. There is no team building. Only sarcasm and, criticism.

They wonder why the get nowhere. They make the athletes angry and then they blame the parents for complaining. They say it is the fault of angry parents. They need to look within.

Compare the Clear Lake baseball team to the Clear Lake girls softball team. Gary is the toughest coach around, he has no little league to train his girls but develops champion teams nearly every year for as long as I can remember. It is a completely different approach. Every year he develops softball players out of girls that have never even held a bat. Gary is tough but he is loved by his team and they win. The parents love him also.

The girls know Gary is for them... If done right, it is possible to be tough and to be loved... No, its not just the difference between boys and girls.

These boys coaches just have no concept of how to build a team....

Milo, you need to find a new solution.

Milhaupt and Larrea pit everyone against each other. T
CLHS Alumni

United States

#15 Apr 16, 2010
Too bad Larrea and Milhaupt ran out the last coaches who had a real baseball program, huh?
Spit man

United States

#16 Apr 16, 2010
Larrea tries the best he knows how,he is not a sports coach,he is a drama teacher first of all,but I think the main problem is he gives the kids a free shower of the face when he talks to them.kind of hard to take in what he is saying to you.
Disgusted

Lakeport, CA

#17 Apr 16, 2010
Way to go players! Way to emulate T.O., Ocho Cinco, Brandon marshsall and all the other malcontent players that are bigger than the game. You should send a copy of "your" article to these guys.
Man up guys. Make yourselves better by working harder than these practices you think are so lame. Hey parents, some of your kids wouldn't make it on a practice squad in the city, let alone a college or (dream on) the pros. When your kid gets a job and has issues with the boss are you gonna go to the boss and say "treat my Johnny nicer or we'll alert the media" ? Teach them the correct way to make changes and start being realistic. Like Larrea or Milhaupt or not, they are giving your kids a chance to play. Last I saw they had a winning record as well.
HMMM maybe not so true

Lakeport, CA

#18 Apr 16, 2010
Parent wrote:
This is not a new problem.
My son, who was an excellent player and a team starter, quit the baseball team a few years ago due to the arrogance of the coaching staff. My son is not involved in the present controversy.
These coaches have their favorites and nothing can persuade them to change their minds. Clear Lake had the talent to go all the way to sectionals for the past three years and they trashed the opportunity. Over the last several years, probably 10 excellent players that should have been at least all-league, quit out of frustration. It would have been one thing if it were only a couple, but this should never be.
The negativity and the attitude here is that of a loser program. These coaches mock the kids instead of build them up. There is no team building. Only sarcasm and, criticism.
They wonder why the get nowhere. They make the athletes angry and then they blame the parents for complaining. They say it is the fault of angry parents. They need to look within.
Compare the Clear Lake baseball team to the Clear Lake girls softball team. Gary is the toughest coach around, he has no little league to train his girls but develops champion teams nearly every year for as long as I can remember. It is a completely different approach. Every year he develops softball players out of girls that have never even held a bat. Gary is tough but he is loved by his team and they win. The parents love him also.
The girls know Gary is for them... If done right, it is possible to be tough and to be loved... No, its not just the difference between boys and girls.
These boys coaches just have no concept of how to build a team....
Milo, you need to find a new solution.
Milhaupt and Larrea pit everyone against each other. T
I bet if you ask Gary he'd tell you attitudes are changing in softball as well. I think he'd also say that not all parents love him even though he is one of CL best coaches.
CLHS mom

San Leandro, CA

#19 Apr 16, 2010
I believe Gary use to coach boys, but got tired of their attitudes.
busy guy

Lakeport, CA

#20 Apr 16, 2010
It sounds like you share the same opinion of most parents on the stands. You should consider developing a plan of action on paper for these unreasonable coaches because often times people on the sidelines tend to hypercritically judge public service employees, but only to snow ball the problems rather than contribute. Interscholastic sports are not just about catering to those who are talented kinesthetically (or think they are), it is also about developing the whole person. After all we cannot expect our youth to percieve High School sports as the paramount purpose of public education because it is easy for identity seeking young adults to unrealisticly believe their school team will be the forum by which they will achieve a championship or provide the lense for pro-league recognition. The time has come for sport leagues to seperate from public education. Parents could better justify their complaints when they pay big money for statewide competitions and coaches are even more selective, educated and well paid. Public schools may even save some of their much needed money.
HMMM maybe not so true

Lakeport, CA

#21 Apr 16, 2010
busy guy wrote:
It sounds like you share the same opinion of most parents on the stands. You should consider developing a plan of action on paper for these unreasonable coaches because often times people on the sidelines tend to hypercritically judge public service employees, but only to snow ball the problems rather than contribute. Interscholastic sports are not just about catering to those who are talented kinesthetically (or think they are), it is also about developing the whole person. After all we cannot expect our youth to percieve High School sports as the paramount purpose of public education because it is easy for identity seeking young adults to unrealisticly believe their school team will be the forum by which they will achieve a championship or provide the lense for pro-league recognition. The time has come for sport leagues to seperate from public education. Parents could better justify their complaints when they pay big money for statewide competitions and coaches are even more selective, educated and well paid. Public schools may even save some of their much needed money.
Wow! can you translate that for us poor uneducated lake county folK?
Separating sports from school is not the answer. It turns into a semi pro situation at best.
Joe

United States

#22 Apr 16, 2010
Disgusted wrote:
Way to go players! Way to emulate T.O., Ocho Cinco, Brandon marshsall and all the other malcontent players that are bigger than the game. You should send a copy of "your" article to these guys.
Man up guys. Make yourselves better by working harder than these practices you think are so lame. Hey parents, some of your kids wouldn't make it on a practice squad in the city, let alone a college or (dream on) the pros. When your kid gets a job and has issues with the boss are you gonna go to the boss and say "treat my Johnny nicer or we'll alert the media" ? Teach them the correct way to make changes and start being realistic. Like Larrea or Milhaupt or not, they are giving your kids a chance to play. Last I saw they had a winning record as well.
I AGREE I HAVE A FEW FRIENDS THAT WHERE PROS AND NOW THEIR SONS ARE PLAYING YOU
NEVER HEARD THEM COMPLAIN AND IT WASNT A CAKE WALK FOR THEM .....EITHER YOU WANT TO PLAY OR YOU DONT FOR THE KID THAT BRAGGED ABOUT WALKING AWAY I WOULD JUST TELL HIM TO
KEEP ON WALKING THE BIGGEST MISTAKE THE COACH MADE WAS PUTTING HIM BACK ON THE TEAM ...
SO MAYBE THEY DO NEED A NEW COACH .....
Sports Fan

United States

#23 Apr 16, 2010
Clearlake Mom wrote:
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He has always acted like that. No matter what sport he plays. But everyone has always let him get away with it. His sportsmanship is terrible to say the least! And he is one of the kid's thats complaining? Go figure!
EVERYONE has not ALWAYS let him get away with it. During the final quarter of the football playoff game in December,when Richardson decided to throw in the towel and walked off the field,his co-quarterback stormed up to him and demanded that he put his helmet back on and finish the game. He didn`t listen,of course,but the rest of the team went out there and had a blast without him. They lost rather resoundingly,but I don`t think they had as much fun all season as they did in that final quarter. I was never so proud of anyone as I was of Aaron Adams that night.

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