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Published: Thursday, March 17 2011 1:45 p.m. MDT

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AH!CV
Cedar City, UT

The Canyon View opening doesn't surprise me much. Canyon View has won 4 region games in 3 years. In fact since Coach Langford took over, the program is 56-114 overall and 19-67 in region based on what the dnews has on their archives. They've only made it to the state tournament once since they won the championship in 1999. As a Canyon View supporter I would like to see them start to compete with Cedar and the rest of region 9 again. I like Coach Langford and I hear he is stepping down to pursue an administration job which I hope he can find.
I said this last year when there was speculation about Coach Langford stepping down, Canyon View NEEDS to go after the current Head Coach at Parowan. I know Coach Einfeldt is an alumni and played on the state championship team back when the school first started. Plus I have been following him at Parowan and he has done an amazing job with an undefeated region championship this year. I'm not sure if he'd want it, but Canyon View would be smart to find out.

smallballfan
Provo, UT

What's up with teams doing well and their coaches getting fired??? North Sanpete hasn't won their region in years, and S Summit's coach won a title and then took second the next year and was booted? That doesn't make any sense. And why did Liahona's coach resign? He also had a phenomenal year and he's young so I doubt he's burnt out

PHSRams
Cedar, UT

@ AH!CV | 4:53 p.m

Thanks Dad! I know you have always supported me and will at Canyon View.

Love,
B. Einfeldt

ktg
SLC, Utah

once again we see that "sports" are more important to even parents than the education of their child. What is happening?????

SS Wildcat
Salt Lake City, Utah

South Summits change was mostly about education and less about parental discontent than originally reported. Because of laws restricting the administration from commenting on such things the parents were thrown under the bus. Coach Parker knows why the change was made even though he didn't like it.

mamamower
Mount Pleasant, UT

I am a parent of North Sanpete students. I really don't like that the parents are being blamed again for the firing of another coach. My children were managers on the team this year and I know all of the parents of the varsity team. All the parents that I have spoken with are surprised about his firing. As parents were are as supportive as they come and we have been known to be very vocal, but not in this case. I have yet to hear a parents express any desire to see Coach Kiesel get fired. If we're to be honestly, truly honest, as a parent havn't we all complained a little about how our child isn't played enough. We all love our children and in our eyes they are the best. To blame parents every time a coach gets fired is wrong. Can I say this hasn't happened before? No, We all know it's happened before, but I don't think that's what's happended here. It's time to stop using the parents as scape goats for coaches being fired.

tigerblood
Hurricane, Ut

to SS Wildcat/mamamower
I had heard the same thing actually about South Summit. Too many people are jumping on the anti-parent bandwagon. With these 6 coaching openings, 4 of them are completely understandable if not by their choice, based on lack of results. As for the other two, we are all outsiders and the reasoning, we may not understand but I would venture a guess that they are far from the parental witch-hunt we are trying to conjure up. Sometimes change is beneficial. We at Hurricane have benefited from a change. This was nothing against the coach who was here before, Because Cahoon led us to a state championship game. Sometimes it just helps to have a new voice.
to phsrams, I think Ah!CV is as much Coach Einfeldt's dad as you are Coach Einfeldt. We see their family at every single Cedar vs. Hurricane basketball game and though I'm sure they would support him no matter where he is, they are pretty loud and proud Cedar fans. I think they have a son at Cedar High, not sure though.

AH!CV
Cedar City, UT

Thanks for defending my honor tiger blood. :) Yeah I'm not his dad, just an avid Canyon View fan who wants to see the school be successful. I just think that Canyon View has a chance to hire an alumni who has head coaching experience. For a school so young that opportunity doesn't happen very often. I think Rand Janes at Richfield would be great to get too. Both played together on that team and have done a great job where they are at. We were able to beat Richfield this year but they play hard and Rand gets a lot out of his kids. I would wonder if either would want to leave where they are at to rebuild a new program since they seem to have things well established where they are. I just think everybody would like to "come home".
Is there any other information about Coach Kiesel? I read the article and they mentioned that they wanted the freedom to hire a teacher/coach. The Brighton job may start a domino effect all the way down the coaching ranks that could be interesting.

mamamower
Mount Pleasant, UT

The information that I have comes about Coach Kiesel is that they let him go for educational reasons. This year they will be losing several teachers and have job openings that will not be available next year. I have been told that Coach Keisel was only planning on staying maybe one more year, so the district felt that with openings in the teaching staff that this was the best way to attract a coach that would be able to stay long term. I don't envy who ever ultimately had to make this decision. Coach Kiesel did do a lot for the school and the boys.

JD Books
Monroe, UT

Coach Hunt from South Sevier isn't available.

UTAHhsBBallfan
Salt Lake City, Utah

West high probably needs a new coach after losing in the quarterfinals with 7 of the most talented and athletic kids in the state.

UteBall
stockton, UT

This is becoming a disturbing trend in high school sports. There are two main reasons that good coaches get fired 1. Parents think they know everything and there kids are the best. 2. Principals think they know whats best for a sports program when most have never coached let alone played at a high level. Number two is what happened in my community this year, with tooele's principal firing one off the best high school football coaches in the state coach Groth. Communities and school administration need to learn how to support coaches and programs, it takes time to become successful. But it sure seems like everyone wants results with no effort!

Black & White
SLC, UT

First off, small-town schools are very fortunate to get good coaches that can also teach. Take a look at Duchesne, Kanab, North Summit..., these are prime examples were small schools have made a big name for themselves because of their coaches. They don't give them a 2-year ultimatum. I grew up in Northern Calif and attended a high school (Linden) with 450 total students. We had the same Head Coaches for decades..., and they won a number of "Region" Championships across many sports, but their jobs were never threatened if they lost a championship or had a losing season. Unfortunately, that does not seem to always be the case in Utah. Here, when a coach departs it's a run-in & lack of support from the parents, the administration, or because the team had a losing season.

Not all things from California are good examples, but Small-Town Utah could use a lesson in loyalty. Unless the Coach is PROVEN to do something unethical, illegal or shoving eduaction off to the side, then these coaches who make about ($0.50/hour) should be supported, honored and respected!

(BTW, don't be surprised if NorthSanpete hires Coburn. Hmmmmmm.....)

TheOfficalCall
Spanish Fork, UT

First Day of Practice:
Gentlemen, congratulations on being selected to this years ??HS basketball team. Remember two things this year, there is no "I" or "My" in team. OK that was the first thing, now you go home and tell your parents the same thing. Also tell them if they call me and use those words in regards to you, I will be giving your jersey to that JV player who feels he should be in this meeting and not in the JV meeting he is attending right now. If you and your parents think you deserve more playing time, you and I will sit down and discuss it, and together we will come to a conclusion that you will take back to your parents to discuss.

Let teach young men to become men, not shallow puppets of their parents.

SouthExposure
Cedar City, UT

While you all make valid points, I don't see the relevance here with these situations. 6 coaches have been relieved of duty. 2 Of which were on their own terms, 1 of which had 8 years as the coach and never had a winning season, and 2 of which seem to have some sort of economic or educational reasoning behind them. That leaves Northridge, where they went 3-18. I guess I don't see what the big fuss is about.

3-pointer
monroe, ut

OH come on people...get real. If Jerry Parker of South Summit was fired because of some educational reasons, why was he kept as football coach? That just stinks of an administration making an excuse for not standing up and supporting its coaches!

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