Tuesday, October 2, 2012
My son plays for this High School. The region is loaded with high school talent and the local schools are incredibly competitive. I have posted before about this area having 2 of the top 5 high school lacrosse teams in the nation...including No.'s 1 and 4. This atmosphere makes the selection seem even more important.
The kids in this program need a solid coach. They need discipline and they need to be motivated to want to play hard and win. Some of that was lacking under the prior coach. The stakes are thus fairly high for this process. I know one of the candidates personally and believe he would be an excellent choice. Tonite I have to see if either of the other 2 candidates would alter my opinion.
One thing I have to remember...and perhaps try and impress on the decision makers...is this: Just because you were a great player it does not mean you can be a good coach. I have learned this in lacroose. I have also learned this in professional boxing. Great boxers are not necessarily good teachers or coaches. A coach is much more than just someone who shows you how to play the game. I hope we can make the right choices tonite.