Hmmm! an article about a coach in shorts and golf shirt during a snowstorm... 51
pictures to go with the article... and none of the coach? only the DesNews.
The challenges Coach Whittingham faced were much greater than what East has gone
through. His players and community lost its beloved coach. I'm not sure
Coach Whittingham wanted this job in the particular way he got it. Because of
the turmoil, many former assistants left the program for other programs weeks
before the start of the summer program, three of which went to rival school
Orem. Coach Whittingham had to build his staff almost from scratch in short
order with a huge cloud over the program. Then in the space of several weeks,
the UHSAA also sanctions the program, actually twice. Unlike East, Timpview
paid the fullest punishment for these particular infractions. The players and
coaches of Timpview have to be credited for what they have accomplished.
Fun game to watch. When East went down and scored prior to half, they looked
like a machine. I thought it was East's game when Timpview took the next
possession down to the five, only to miss the FG with :01 remaining. I was very
impressed with Timpview. A lot of talk, albeit from their head coach, about the
adversity that The East players had gone through. Thank you Amy for pointing
out the difficult task of keeping the program together admits losing a coach in
It wasn't karma. They got be by a better team.
Congrats to T-view!Karma may really exist. East admin and coaching
staff acted irresponsibly by looking the other way when it came to determining
eligibility. The UHSAA had it right on the first decision. The Board of
Trustees (composed of school board members) made the biggest wrong by not
following precedence and existing rules.