Comments about ‘Lone Peak students walk to district, deliver petition supporting former coach’

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Published: Monday, March 4 2013 6:40 p.m. MST

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adwight
AMERICAN FORK, UT

Sounds to me like the district found their scapegoat and rode it all the way home.

SundanceKid27
OREM, UT

It is a Football coach. Go to CLASS

Tom in MS
Madison, MS

Wow, first Wong, now McGeary. It sounds like some districts are either power-hungry, or they're not training coaches very well in administrative things. Didn't these schools have AD's? If not, why not? An AD would have corrected any problems from the start, before it got to the principal or the district. If there is an AD at Lone Peak, why weren't they involved with this? A lot of unanswered questions here, and this (and previous) story didn't answer them.

Aloha Saint George
Saint George, Utah

Timpview, then Cottonwood, and now Lone Peak. Will football be handled best by the next guy? They should allow for coaches to pay themselves with booster moneys. Football is a big business and coaches in Utah deserve more than the $1500 they're paid to go to summer camps one week per years, plus all the other goings on.
If it's like the Timpview fiasco, there has to be some administrator or parent with secondary motives. Not surprising, no kidding college coaches recruit so little from the state of Utah- even our own Utah coaches. There are very few coaches who have the knowledge, passion, and dedication to make football a success. Too bad for LP, I don't think protesting is gonna help.

Johnny Triumph
American Fork, UT

Sure is a lot of judgement going on when there's little info on why the school was not going to renew the coaching contract.

Lpfan3
Alpine, UT

@sundancekid27 did you read the article? They did the walk after school. Let the kids fight for what they believe in.

mediabiases
Orem, UT

Pocketing someone else's money is wrong. Period. If my kid walked out like this, I would have given him a good tongue lashing and lesson in honesty and integrity.

toocoolforcoug
Woods Cross, UT

I'm sorry for the loss that the LP players will have to deal with. I know you are all upset. Your walk to the ASD show some maturity. Better than the way you treated the players last week. One day when you grow up enough you will really regret that. Teachers and coaches are not asked to resign just for the heck of it and because parents complain. If that were so, there would not be any teachers left. Nobody is asked to resign until all of the fact are in and they have gone through all of the legal channels. ASD found it necessary to take the action they did. If he did what he was accused of doing it does not matter who brought it to the attention of the powers that be. It was wrong and unethical. I will guarantee all of you who are crying foul. You do not know all of the facts and you never will. And be glad you don't, because chances are you will not like what you see and read. Good people do bad things and make wrong decisions. They eventually have to answer for them. It hurts others.

youtefan
Bountiful, UT

Parents and booster clubs should be kept out of high school athletics! Toocoolforcoug you are naive if you don't believe parents run teachers and coaches out of schools!! Living in Woods Cross you should absolutely know this! Just say'n

The Judge
Kaysville, UT

Funny how schools beg for money, then when boosters and corporations bring it, the school cries foul if coaches can't follow the tax-code size rules administrators set up for the use of such funds. Want to end the problem? Don't accept the money, period. Otherwise, quit whining about trumped up "violations" that are a result of lunatic parents. If McGeary did something wrong, charge him. Otherwise leave him alone.

youtefan
Bountiful, UT

To The Judge! Well said! Thank you!

Howard Beal
Provo, UT

Why can't students speak up and fight for what they believe in? I wouldn't care if it was after school or during class. In the Civil Rights movement it was the young (college, high school and even younger) people that led the way. This is what America is all about. How else could they express themselves and again since they are the ones most directed, their voice should be heard. Us adults need to "grow up" and believe in our children.

junkgeek
Agua Dulce, TX

Sounds like the parents and school board finally re-seized control.

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