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Coaching series

By contracostatimesprepsportsstaff
Monday, January 29th, 2007 at 7:00 pm in Basketball, Boys soccer, Cross country, Football, Girls tennis, Girls Volleyball, Golf, Lacrosse, Prep Sports, Softball, Swimming, Water polo, Wrestling.

We are running a three-part series on high school coaches. The series started Monday with stories on coaches who are starting out. Tuesday’s package will be on coaches and what they endure to stay at it, and Wednesday we will close with coaches who got out. What’s surprised me is the candor of which coaches spoke of their respective hardships, especially in dealing with parents. It used to be whenever a coach told a reporter about anything in that realm it was prefaced by “this is off the record.” These days dissatisfaction with a coach is much more out in the open and thus many coaches are more willing to talk about these instances. Just checking the Times discussion boards or any other such boards demonstrates that. Another example of how life has changed in the cyber-era.

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