American Chronicle | SWOPE BACK ON DIAMOND

Jun 17, 2010 | Posted by: Masterscout | Full story: www.americanchronicle.com


American Chronicle
Jun. 17--

SWOPE BACK ON DIAMOND

Colonial Beach veteran coach Steve Swope will return to coach the Drifters' baseball team after a one-year absence.

Swope coached basketball and baseball at Colonial Beach.

He took a one-year break from both after the 2009 seasons.

He said he wanted to leave basketball on top after the Drifters won the Group A, Division 1 state title in 2009.

But he has unfinished business in baseball. He wants to reach 500 wins. He currently stands at 467.

Swope said he's returning for a minimum of three years and a maximum of five.

"I needed some time to think about it," Swope said of his return. "My wife and I decided there's nothing else that I do. I don't play golf and I'm not a handyman. I teach and I coach."

http://www.americanchronicle.com/articles/yb/146321771

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CBAlumni

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welcome back Coach Swope!
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i say good for him!
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Glad to hear it! My kids think coach swope is the best!
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this is good news
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Sounds to me that he is pretty selfish. He doesn't mention about coming back for the kids. He mentions how HE wants 500 wins in baseball. He his not coaching basketball because HE already went out on top. The minimum of 3 years is the amount of time to get the 500 wins in baseball. I know he is a good coach but you have to look at the whole picture.
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Reality wrote:
Sounds to me that he is pretty selfish. He doesn't mention about coming back for the kids. He mentions how HE wants 500 wins in baseball. He his not coaching basketball because HE already went out on top. The minimum of 3 years is the amount of time to get the 500 wins in baseball. I know he is a good coach but you have to look at the whole picture.
its nothing wrong with him having goals that he wants to complete.....having goals makes you a better employee and production increases.....maybe the next 3 to 5 years he coaches baseball might be some of his best teams and those kids will be better for it.
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HB Rules wrote:
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its nothing wrong with him having goals that he wants to complete.....having goals makes you a better employee and production increases.....maybe the next 3 to 5 years he coaches baseball might be some of his best teams and those kids will be better for it.
Agree.

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