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October 25th, 2010
Rattlers still winless, citizens differ on coach

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San Marcos High School football coach Steve Van Nest addresses his players after a loss last season. File photo.

By SEAN BATURA
News Reporter

The fate of San Marcos High School football coach and athletic director Steve Van Nest was on the minds of many at last week’s meeting of the San Marcos CISD school board.

The Rattlers are nearing the end of their fourth straight losing season and their third straight year without making the playoffs. The Rattlers already were near playing out the string before last Friday night, when they lost, 35-7, at Seguin in a game that figured to be their best chance for a win this season. The Rattlers play their last two games this season against District 25-5A leaders Cibolo Steele and Converse Judson.

The Rattlers are 0-3 in District 25-5A and 0-8 overall. In the last three seasons, the Rattlers are 5-22.

Residents and parents addressing the school board last week disagreed as to whether the problem lies in the coaching or the facilities. School officials concede that even with the new high school, which opened in 2007, San Marcos lags behind other Class 5A schools in the area — as well as many Class 4A schools — with its lack of an all-weather practice field or sufficient weight equipment.

Supporters and detractors of Van Nest clashed at the school board meeting, to which police were dispatched when tempers flared. No one was injured in the incident, which occurred just outside the meeting room. Police later filed the incident under “verbal disturbance.” Van Nest was not at the meeting.

Trustees did not comment on Van Nest at the meeting. The matter was not on the agenda, so trustees were prohibited from discussing it or taking action.

San Marcos resident Bob Vasquez told the board he sees high-quality coaching at the high school. Vasquez said some of football players this year seem to be “just going to go through the motions and wearing the jersey,” in his words.

“This year, they are not giving 100 percent,” Vasquez said. “They are just wearing that jersey — a lot of them are, a lot of them aren’t. It takes that whole team to come together. They’re going to start winning football games if you keep the system in place.”

San Marcos resident Dee Domke rose during the meeting to oppose Van Nest.

“If you’re not winning, do you blame the kids or do you blame the coach?” Domke said. “Or do you try to come together and try to fix it? I’m here to tell you it’s too late to fix … It’s time for him (Van Nest) to leave. I’m sorry, but it’s time for change.”

Vasquez said that “if it comes down to it,” he would pull his son out of San Marcos High School and send him to a district in Schertz, New Braunfels, or Kyle.

“Not just because of football, but just because the whole mentality here is like, ‘Well that was an easy fix, let’s get him out of here, let’s just bring somebody else in,'” Vasquez said. “That shows no stability in San Marcos at all.”

San Marcos resident Chris Moreno spoke in defense of Van Nest and told the board the district went through three head football coaches during his four years in the high school’s football program.

“That’s not stability,” said Moreno, who graduated in 1991. “The past 10 years or so, we’ve had stability, and we still have that with Coach Van Nest. My son’s a freshman. I don’t want to take that chance that the school board took when I was in high school. And I hope y’all understand that. By not keeping this man — I don’t know him personally, I don’t. I know him through football. I don’t know him as personally as some of you do. I know him through football, I know him through athletics. I go and watch their practices. They’re not having a good year. But I tell you what, he runs a tight ship, I know he runs a good practice. We’re not getting it done right now, but it’s time to circle the wagons and say, ‘Hey, you know what, we’re going to stand behind you. Let’s not take a chance and not bring this guy back.”

Domke told the board that even though her son is on the football team, Van Nest never lets him play. Domke said her son never objects to not playing, cheers on his teammates from the sidelines, and is a steadfast supporter of Van Nest. Domke said her son may not be one of the better players, though she said he has great spirit and should be allowed to play.

“I gave up my vacation for summertime to watch my boy go play,” Domke said. “We cannot schedule vacations or anything else until after his games. And I’m giving all of that up, and the man does not play my son and half of the other boys because they’re not good enough, or for whatever reason he’s not putting them on there. This has been … over a year. This has not just been this year. And I’m not speaking of just my son. I’m speaking for others.”

The Oct. 18 school board meeting was packed to standing room only, with most attendees apparently there for reasons related to Van Nest and the high school football team. At least two people rose during the public comment portion of the meeting to criticize Van Nest’s coaching. Eight members of the public spoke in Van Nest’s defense. The level of applause that occurred after members of each faction spoke seemed roughly equivalent.

Describing an incident she said happened during a football game, said Domke: “I said (to Van Nest), ‘You know, our first game we were at 40-something to zero. Why not put in the second string people? At the end of the third quarter you know whether you’re going to have a chance to catch up or not.’ He said, ‘Well, I did play them all.’ No, he didn’t. Myself, and there’s some other people out here that know that he didn’t play them all. But he stood there and he lied to me. So, I view him as a used car salesman.”

Later last week, Van Nest denied telling any parent that he fielded every player during a game.

“No coach would ever say that,” Van Nest said. “You can’t ever play everybody unless it’s just the perfect scenario. So, I’m not sure where she got that from. But I don’t think any coach has ever said that. We try. We try to give everybody playing time. But as you know, that’s just impossible, and we just do the best we can depending on the situation.”

Van Nest said coaching his team during what he said is “a very difficult season” has captured “100 percent” of his attention.

“I try and get these kids a positive experience, as we always do,” Van Nest said. “Of course, we’re trying to win some football games also, but it’s tough. We’re fighting an uphill battle. It’s been getting more and more difficult. That’s where my focus is right now. All the outside stuff — you go through tough years, there’s always going to be rumors flying around. So, I try not to get involved in that.”

During a discussion concerning district facilities, trustees asked San Marcos High School Principal Michelle Darling if some parents’ complaints about football practice facilities have merit.

“We’re not going to stack up in (weight room) square footage, we’re not going to stack up in all-weather (practice field),” Darling replied. “We’re probably the only 5A high school in our area that doesn’t have an all-weather field.”

Darling said she recently requested that an all-weather football practice field be included on a list of priority improvements for completion this budget year. The practice field did not make the list of items, which were identified by a facility needs assessment recently conducted by the district’s architect, Pfluger Associates Architects, in conjunction with district staff. Later during the Oct. 18 meeting, the board approved the list and authorized $1,509,525 in various improvements to all campuses.

“We’ve been behind the eight ball, or fighting at a disadvantage for about five years now,” Van Nest said. “In the early 2000s, the mid-2000s, everybody (the football team) played in the last five years either has, or installed, an artificial surface at their facility to practice on — which is a huge advantage, not just during the season, but throughout all the off-season. You never have a bad day in the workout when you’ve got a field like that. We still have our fields out here that really were never installed properly. And every time it rains, we’re in mud puddles for a week, so a lot of times we can’t even work out. It just puts us at a disadvantage when trying to prepare kids in-season and off-season.”

Van Nest said the only team the Rattlers may have faced in the last three years that didn’t have an all-weather practice field was Lampassas, who the Rattlers defeated twice.

“Everybody we’ve played in the last few years has also spent a lot of money updating their indoor facilities, as far as their weight facilities,” Van Nest said. “So, we’ve kind of fallen behind in that area. The new (high) school is great, but the athletic facilities are pretty — they don’t compare to our competition, is basically it. We were playing the big 4A schools the last couple years, and now we’re in a big 5A district, and our facilities just don’t compare with any of theirs, so we’re kind of fighting an uphill battle, and we’re kind of on an un-level playing field, as it were, in that area.”

Van Nest said that, outside of football, the athletic department at San Marcos High School is performing competitively.

“Last year was our second-best year ever for San Marcos High School, in terms of different teams making the post-season and making playoffs, and getting into post-season competitions,” Van Nest said. “So, that’s doing real well. A few years ago was our best year ever. So, we’re doing well with the overall athletic department. Football’s struggled the last couple years. We played in a different district than the other sports have in the previous two years. Three years ago when the realignment came out, I went to the (University Interscholastic League) and appealed the district alignment, and got all the other sports except football into 17-4A, a little bit closer to home. We had a lot of success in that district. Football always competed in 27-4A. Now, of course, we’re all bumped up into 5A together in the same district, now. But the athletic department is doing well. I’m real proud of what all these kids have accomplished. Our kids compete hard in all sports, and we’ve got a lot of good stuff going on. Right now we’re kind of mired in a difficult football season, so that’s kind of taking everybody’s focus away from everything else, but we have a lot of good things happening in the athletic department.”

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37 thoughts on “Rattlers still winless, citizens differ on coach

  1. Go TEXAS!!!

    * Texas is #49 in verbal SAT scores in the nation (493) and #46 in average math SAT scores (502).
    * Texas is #36 in the nation in high school graduation rates (68%).
    * Texas is #33 in the nation in teacher salaries.
    * Texas was the only state in the nation to cut average per pupil expenditures in fiscal year 2005.
    * Texas is #6 in the nation in student growth. The general student population in Texas public schools grew by 11.1% between school years 1999 and 2005, with the largest percent of growth seen among low income and minority children.
    * Between school years 1999 and 2005, the number of central administrators employed by Texas public schools grew by 32.5%, overall staffing in public schools grew by 15.6%, while the number of teachers grew only
    13.3%.
    (Susan Combs, Texas Comptroller)

  2. I would like to touch on something that was brought up in the early part of this story;

    “San Marcos resident Bob Vasquez told the board he sees high-quality coaching at the high school. Vasquez said some of football players this year seem to be “just going to go through the motions and wearing the jersey,” in his words.” (High quality coaching but then says that some of the football players are going through the motions and just wearing the jersey. Well then, if there is high quality coaching does that mean that the ones going through the motions are the ones on the bench or or they the starters?)

    “This year, they are not giving 100 percent,” Vasquez said. “They are just wearing that jersey — a lot of them are, a lot of them aren’t. It takes that whole team to come together. They’re going to start winning football games if you keep the system in place.” (Wouldn’t high quality coaching bring them together to give a 100 percent? Are the high quality coaches giving 100 percent?)

    Vasquez said that “if it comes down to it,” he would pull his son out of San Marcos High School and send him to a district in Schertz, New Braunfels, or Kyle.

    “Not just because of football, but just because the whole mentality here is like, ‘Well that was an easy fix, let’s get him out of here, let’s just bring somebody else in,’” Vasquez said. “That shows no stability in San Marcos at all.”
    (Stability should start in the home, What stability is shown here when if the Head football Coach is gone, he is pulling his kid from the school district. Is football the only thing kids go to school for? What does that say about the academics of SMHS)

    I think we have lost our focus here, simply by the Win and Loss column.

  3. Number 6 is a low hanging fruit target of blame. One reason it has grown is because of the administrative hoops school districts have to manage. Some school districts are starting to demote Central Office staff into positions where they are spending some time in the classrooms but still doing most of the same work. Less paperwork and more worklife balance is one solution that will start to address teacher retention.

  4. JN, I’m not sure which player is Mr. Vasquez’s son, but being a member of a 5-22 team over the last three years makes me think his future is not in the NFL, and even if he’s the best player on the team, the numbers are not in his favor to make it in the pros; so he’d better pay more attention in chemistry and other real classes.

  5. Let’s be serious here, Van Nest is deflecting his poor coaching ability on the lack of facilities. Any real coach would laugh at this statement. Watch the film, its simply X’s and O’s the players do not know where to go. The offense is a good fit for this town and the size of kids, but the coaching staff has to know how to run it!!
    The kids are disinterested and coaching staff is demoralized. Didn’t Van NEST already demote his whole staff other than WEBB….so what’s the excuse now. The offensive coordinator, WEBB is awful, the offense runs maybe 8 plays, I’ve seen Goodnight and Miller Junior Highs run more plays even more effectively.
    San Marcos has not won since Coach Kilby left—and it appears that he took the offensive game plan with him. I’ll bet you can ask Webb right now and he would not be able to call out all the formations, yet Goodnight and Miller seventh graders can, we have a serious problem here…the kids are quitting in high school cause they cannot stand the coaching staff. These kids have won District Championships at both Miller and Goodnight for at least 4 years…why all of a sudden, do they lose now…..COACHING!!!! BRing the Middle School Coaches UP!!! That will help keep the kids interested in playing and bring that winning attitude back to San Marcos.

  6. do a story on why the coaches wont come to the booster club and what the current president of the club did to cause that.

  7. I went to this meeting and I can bet you that the people that were there to support Van Nest each have their own personal agenda to keep him. Its not just about football, some of its about baseball, if Van Nest goes, Webb will more than likely follow. If that happens, someone may not be getting a scholarship. And Mr Moreno’s kid came up from Freshman to play varsity. He’s good but cmon, enough to start him over an upperclassmen? Thats why his players dont want to play. RVasqu said it, it all went downhill when Kilby left. What is Webbs history at running the Slot T? Dont get me wrong, I think Van Nest has the kids best interest in mind, but I think his position has become a political one, he has to keep his supporters happy, and that has clouded his judgement. Keep Van Nest and your looking at more misery.

  8. ‘he has to keep his supporters happy, and this has clouded his judgement’?? ‘keep van nest and your looking at more misery?’ These are all comments based on the fact that we are not having a winning football season? What did JN say? ‘i think we have lost our focus here, simply by the Win and Loss column.’ Yes we have lost our focus. Winnining football is not the only thing that matters. An overall program to include ALL sports is what is at jeopardy here. The following comment is where the focus needs to be: “Last year was our second-best year ever for San Marcos High School, in terms of different teams making the post-season and making playoffs, and getting into post-season competitions,” Van Nest said. “So, that’s doing real well. A few years ago was our best year ever. So, we’re doing well with the overall athletic department.” Yes people, It is all about the OVERALL program and not because the varsity has a losing streak now.

  9. Packed house over the football coach, two people for the superintendent. I think I see SMCISD’s problem. Perhaps a shift in focus is in order. Education or sports, which is it people?

  10. What was San Marcos record before the slot-t / wing-t and before any coach ran it? How long was it before the rattlers made the playoffs? Was’nt over thirty years. The system is a great foundation for all San Marcos teams. Yes the system needs to be adjusted but not the whole program. Keep your foundation and build off of that. San Marcos is going to get up and dust themselves off after this season. Life will go on and the next season will come. Regardless of how many wins or losses these kids and upcoming rattlers get , it’s how they accept and respond to the outcome. These kids are not boys anymore they are young men and they will do fine in what ever they do in the real world and in sports. Oh and one thing lets fill the stands friday night and let these rattlers know we are not giving up on them.

  11. What was San Marcos record before the slot-t / wing-t and before any coach ran it? How long was it before the rattlers made the playoffs? Was’nt over thirty years. The system is a great foundation for all San Marcos teams. Yes the system needs to be adjusted but not the whole program. Keep your foundation and build off of that. San Marcos is going to get up and dust themselves off after this season. Life will go on and the next season will come. Regardless of how many wins or losses these kids and upcoming rattlers get , it’s how they accept and respond to the outcome. These kids are not boys anymore they are young men and they will do fine in what ever they do in the real world and in sports. Oh and one more thing lets fill the stands friday night and let these rattlers know we are not giving up on them.

  12. All of you people that do not support Coach Van Nest are idiots. Obviuosly you dont know anything about football or running a good program. You people have the audacity to write something on here, that makes no sense whatsoever. Y’all sound like ignorant fools. None of y’all have ever been coached by him, so you cant make these regards about him. You could bring in Nick Saban and it wouldnt do anything. They are having a rough year, so stop blaming the coaches and kids, and support the program. If y’all were real supporters you wouldnt have posted these arrogant things.

  13. I agree with NM, the whole program is what matters. And to winchester, why does it have to be a choice between education and sports? It CAN be both. And, no one talked about what the current president of the club did as ‘one.rattler’ pointed out? I agree with one.rattler, talk about that. Maybe the club learned their lesson there.

  14. What happened to Rattler Pride? Hail to dear old SM High School? How about supporting our boys and their coaches, going to games and cheering loud, having faith that the administration and coaches will always have the boys best interests at heart?

    Sure, this is a tough season… but tough seasons are what define the good seasons. Van Nest and Webb both have Masters degrees, they are both former collegiate athletes, and sure, they aren’t perfect, but they’re working with what they’ve got. I think its time that we all join behind them and the Rattlers for the last two games of the season. I am sure that all of this controversy is clouding the boy’s minds and the last thing they need is to lose faith.

    Fang Em…

  15. Get real, none of those people will be picking the coach. It will be people like school board member david castillo who wants one of his del valle buddys to be the coach.

  16. So one.rattler you want Bagley to do the pitching for you, the one who thinks that even Tom Landry could not win here because of the facilities. Please, give me a break. Bush won here with far less.
    There is talent at SMHS they just don’t want to play for SVN period, and that’s a fact.
    Is that the extent of your baseball excuse me, football knowledge?

  17. jeffery,

    is it that the boys dont not want to play, or is it that some cant play? no pass no play.

  18. one.rattler, its probably because some dont have $$ or influence enough for their kids grades to be worked out with the teachers like some do

  19. The real Jeff Narvaiz, This just brought to my attention, the rhetoric going on here. I don’t appreciate my name nor my wife’s name being used on a message board. I am a proponent of free speech but smrattler on another post is bordering LIBEL.
    one.rattler since you know me and like to put my name out there, why do we not know who you are?
    When was I ever mentioned in picking a coach anyway? I see other posters that are possibly portraying me can’t be sure. More than 1 Jeffrey in the world I’m sure.
    In either case a division has been created here. Let me remind everyone whether you believe it or not, I and the Booster club support the coaching staff and the players.
    Losing happens to bring out the worse in all of us. I would suggest that all quit hiding behind posts and come together as a group for the kids and programs sake. if anybody would like to talk to me or has something to tell me, you know my email address and you know where I am at on Fridays and Mondays. This is not a threat either so don’t read more into it than there is.

  20. its that some dont have the $$ or influence to have the coaches work out the grades with the teachers as have and do.

  21. I’ll admit to being ignorant – and curious. Jeff, since you’re “here”, please tell the story of the apparent friction between the Booster Club and the coaching staff…..

  22. llcali, there are plenty of players on the team who are PASSING and who do not come from money nor do I believe they have that much influence to work out grades with teachers. What is that saying about our teachers at SMCISD? Give them more credit! Please, we are not talking NFL, college ball, we are talking high school. So therefore, teach your kids that while it’s important to have extracurricular activities, there needs to be a balance. School is most important. However, it is proven that kids that play sports or are part of any extracurricular activities whether it’s football, baseball, debate team or key club, do better in the classroom. A student that can BALANCE both, will know the importance of hard work and will exceed in life. That is what matters here. If they cannot handle high school, it only gets harder in the real world. So yes, no pass no play is an important factor!
    To Jeffrey, So the reason the kids aren’t playing is because of SVN? As you stated ‘that’s a fact’? If it can be proven, then parents aren’t doing their job at home to stress ‘no matter what, don’t quit! Keep playing!’ What will you tell that child when he grows up ‘OH, you don’t like your job, quit, just don’t go to work?”

  23. @Dano……this is news to us. As far as my wife, the President, and the Board, which I am also on, there is no friction between Coaches and FBC. We both spoke to Coach Vannest at the last game in passing and thanked him for his email to the Booster Club in which he informed us that due to ‘pending issues’, the coaches and him would not be attending the meetings ‘at least for the near future’. The email said they ” will instead be focusing on our usual post-practice routine” and thanked the booster club and members for its support. We still dont know what those ‘pending issues’ are. We are waiting to see when someone will contact the booster club about them but so far no one has. It seems that some ‘ fire was started up’ from the recent school board meeting where some of us showed up unexpectedly and some of our own members were present who did not inform the board of the topic, which was Coach Vannest. My wife and I decided to attend because we were surprised that noone had asked us as the FBC to come speak in favor of him. Instead, we found out by other means. It is obvious now, they think we are against him. This is the truth. If anyone has a different version, there must be more going on that is not so and is being fabricated.

  24. Two games left. Do the right thing that matters most and support these kids. Everyone can discuss the issues,problems, and Opportunities after this season. Let these kids play without distraction. Their record shouldn’t be the topic of discussion or the coaches. It should be that these kids have dreams and goals they still want to accomplish. They want to have great memories to tell thier families someday not memories of dispute and animosity. Lets put ourselves in thier shoes and ask ourselves “what do we want”.

  25. we are losing because we are now competing with the “big boys” – it will take a while to get there but i believe what people should be more concerned about is the quality of EDUCATION, the teacher/student ratio, graduation rates, teenage pregnancy rates, teenage crime rates, and student performance in math, science and language arts. playing high school football, as with any sport at this level, should be first and foremost FUN, as well as an opportunity for instilling teamwork, insuring physical fitness and school pride. EVERYONE on the team should be able to play [except of course for those failing as is the law] because it should be about the team, the sport and skill. do those parents of the football team actually base their children’s school choice on the coach or number of winning seasons? that’s just ridiculous. THANK YOU one voice for being the most rational voice here. GO RATTLERS!!!! and yes, i have a child at the high school.

  26. 1963 Football season, 5 and 5. And there was talk then about firing Coach Owen Goodnight for whom a campus is now named in his honor. That team had one true star who advanced with great success at SWTSTC and later to the pros.

    1964 Football season, 12-1-1, and to the State finals game with no true individual stars except Rox Goodwine who was probably the best natural athlete every to grace the campus of SMHS. The key to success–no true star in the backfield for defenses to key on, rather, many players, mediocre as individuals, yet competive enough play all positions in the backfield. No team could key on us. Our best athlete was not the “high point man” for that year.(Our offensive line and defense were not slouches, either.)

    1965 Football season–I would ask other readers to describe its record and their tributes for its teams’s success, but it was successful. Coach Goodnight perished as the result of a massive heart attack at the football banquet for the ’65 team.

    The point being to the current situation–things change. Take a look at UT and Mack Brown today versus last season. Those changes cannot be totally attrributed to him or his coaching staff. What has changed this year are the players and maybe their families’ expectations for them no matter how unrealistic..

    Short of proof of moral turpitude or something gross, I suggest keeping your coaching staff, known quantities, and getting off of their backs. Then for your readers–reexamine what you tell your kids about your expectations for them on the field and as part of a team.

    For the rest of the season, I urge all particularly the players–fo out there, do your best, have some fun and knock a few heads for SMHS. There are bigger lessons to be learned here besides a winning record.

  27. I would like to thank Coach Van Nest and Coach Webb along with all the other coaches for everything you do for our boys. I have known of monies spent by these coaches to help some of our less fortunate students purchase glasses, shoes, etc. Thank you for your big hearts! Coach Webb, thank you for taking the time to give good advice to my son so that he can grow into a respectable man some day. I have seen the love you and your wife have for our boys. To you coaches’ wives and children, thank you for giving up your dad and husband so that he can make a difference in my child’s life!

    I can remember hearing people complaining in the stands last year about how S.M. needed to do something different instead of the “T slot”(I think this is what you call it.) and now they are complaining about what you are doing now. I wish they would all just stop to think the damage they are doing to our kids and how they are affecting our kid’s attitude toward life with all this bickering. I also wish they would make this big of a deal about something that really mattered in all our lives….Christianity. Shame on all of you!

  28. San Marcos Freshman did an oustanding job yesterday in there games against Judson a perinial powerhouse program. Our boys step up to the challenge and went straight at them. Great job to the coaches preparing them mentally and physically. All week the coaches told them we are not going to back down from them or any team. We are going straight at them from the beginning until the clock reads double zero. The (white) team was victorious and the (purple) fell short in the fourth quarter. Thanks to everyone that went to support these boys for which they are the future of SMHS (heart,determination,spirit,pride). I am very excited for what the future holds for SMHS. Lets carry that support over to tonights game while the varsity takes on Judson in a tough battle. To the varsity you can beat this team! Play with everything you have. Play with heart and pride and hold your heads up high. Do not let this team walk in your house and do what they want. This is “your house”! Play 100% in the first half and if your still down play more (%). A Quote ” Champions are champions not because they do extraordinary things but because they do ordinary things better than every one else”. I don’t know who said that but it true. Lets bring the house tonight.

  29. I have an idea, since the football players are the ones that have to sweat it out at practice during the summer and bust their butts during the season , how about we poll the football players and ask them if they would like a new AD/HC. They are the ones that ultimately have to pay the price for both SVN’s successes and failures. Include 7th grade through 12th. Since you supporters want to keep SVN, the middle school kids will be playing for him also. Just the football players, not the other sports. The other sports are doing well so there is no problem there. Ask the players. A simple yea or nea. No names. And have a third party conduct it and handle the results. Then we will find out if we really need a new AD/HC.

  30. How meaningful for all to have such hurtful conversation in print. What happened to your integrity for others? As for coaches, teachers, and administrators, we stay with your children more hours of the day than you. However, most of the time when something goes wrong (school or sometimes other issues) the first people you seek help from are these people. To discredit or question the crenditails of professionals through this means is shameful. These people have educations, certificates, and much more training in these areas than I imagine you do. If you do not agree with their tactics, man up and do it the correct way. Otherwise maybe you should educate yourself for 8 to 9 years in a higher education institution and apply for their job. Just remember my friend….Carma is a b……..

  31. R Vasquez
    Success at the ms level does not directly translate to success in the high school, just as failure at the ms level does not directly translate to failure in high school. There are truly very little comparisions.
    Based on much of your statements, you seem to be “the local expert.” You seem to know the answers and how to fix things. I believe you need to schedule a meeting with Van Nest and Webb and discuss your solutions to the downfalls of the year. I imagine you have years of playing experience and coaching experience that would warrant the struggling program going in the direction you suggest. You might even have such great ideas, that you’ll be handed a whistle. You can organize practices, personnel offense and defense, hire a coaching staff, call the offense (and probably the defense since you seem that knowledgeable), work 7 days a week during the season for 60+ hours a week. You make it sound easy…..
    You are probably a dad who’s kid who went through the program and wasn’t worth a crap. The coaching staff there didn’t start your boy and you now you have to hide behind a log in to try and take a shot a someone, who you feel did you wrong.

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