Originally Posted by dabvu2498
MWM -- By the way, your high school alma mater has hired a heck of a good football coach. Top-notch, really.
Really? Who? I was talking to my dad over the holidays and he talked about how they ran off a good coach a year or two ago (the guy from Withrow I think) who was only there one year (I think that's what he told me). The FF athletic department has been a mess for years as they've continued to put people in charge who have no qualifications. There's no reason a school like shouldn't be more competitive than they are.
When I was there is when it started. My senior year was Ron Hubbard's last season as head coach. He wasn't the best coach in the world, but they did win a state title in '86 with him. He was the AD too and I think he was decent at that. His replacement was the worst possible choice for the job. He was our offensive coordinator, Stewart was his last name, and he was an awful coach and an even more miserable guy. He was a grade A jerk. He was pissed when he didn't become head coach, so they made him AD.
Since the late 90s, I haven't followed them much other than their wrestling team. The late 80s and early 90s, FF's baseball team was the best in the city (or maybe Moeller, but it was close). Gary Yeates won national coach of the year in 1991 and was a superb coach. He left to go out west a couple years after I graduated. They replaced him with a coach from Midland who did a great job. He had some health issues and had to retire and they've not had a competent coach since. One was Ron Hubbard's son who was an assistant coach when I played JV, the guy just didn't know the game. The guy they have now, Price, is a joke. He was around the babe ruth leagues when I played and was my brother's coach when he was 15. He's a guy that hung around long enough they gave him the job. It's sad how far downhill they've come. Even the wrestling team, which was the premiere program in the city for a few decades is irrelevant.
You've got me curious about this guy. I'll have to call my dad (he's a bus driver for the schools and so he shoud be in the loop). The biggest problem that district faces is that it has stopped using its middle school as feeder programs. That's where you build a consistently good program.