Comments about ‘Bingham boys basketball coach Mark Dubach resigns’

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Published: Wednesday, March 13 2013 3:49 p.m. MDT

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Delilah21
Murray, UT

Knowing the situation personally I'm appalled that parents have such power now to control a wonderful mans career. Mark is one of the most generous, kind, thoughtful & passionate men I know. It has been an honor getting to know him and seeing him change high school boys for the better. Binghams program will suffer without him and he will be missed!

The Judge
Kaysville, UT

Seems like parents in our state can get coaches to "resign" almost as fast as Deron Williams. Lots of good men are being forced out of the coaching profession. Gotta love helicopter parents.

slimpickens131
Midvale, UT

You will never please everyone as a coach that is for sure...but there is always more to these types of stories. Especially when you have individuals not available for comment. This particular situation is not about helicopter parenting but much more. Ethics, abuse and other issues have come into play. It is very interesting that the only positive comments came from a player from 7 years ago. What about the 70 plus players since that time period? Were they unavailable for comment as well? With a school the size of Bingham where are the Division One Scholarships for the past 10 years of his career....there has been 1. Not that great of a track record.

4x4warrior
West Jordan, UT

This is not a parent thing or a playing time thing. Why do you think the athletic director wasn't "reachable" for comment? What about the principal in support of the coach or the district if he did nothing wrong? The coach’s gentlemens club will not say bad things nor will Des News. But, oh how he did wrong! Even if the truths are never printed publicly, those that worked or dealt with him know the facts. Resigning was the best way out for him. A few parent complaints would not get a coach to resign nor fired, unless the coach is thin-skinned or he did something terribly wrong. Think about it folks, the Des News has to go back 7 years to get nice comments from a former player, then again who's going to say anything mean about someone else when it's getting printed in the newspaper or online. Trust me, it's past the time when he should have left. So to the early commenters - suit yourself because based on your comments the wool has certainly been pulled over your eyes.

airliner
Salt Lake City, UT

High school athletics in Utah is declining at a rapid rate. Losing quality coaches does not help. In this day and age, coaching is becoming a dying profession. Para-professionals will soon outnumber classroom teachers as coaches. Why would anyone work for pennies on the dollar while wearing a giant target for criticism on their chest? He may not realize this, but coach D may be better off.

markymark
HERRIMAN, UT

if you go .500 with the players they have 2 years in a row you should be fired. The fact is the program was suffering because of him the last few years. coaches suit because they could get along with him and some of the best players in the school wouldn't come out for the team because of him. I don't agree with parents having a say in what goes on but He was going to be fired a couple years ago until the AD saved his job. I think regardless of what the parents said he was gone either way. I wonder if he will keep teaching there? I have heard the list of who is going to put in for the job and Bingham will be better next year for sure.

HSbasketball23
Draper, UT

Having a nephew play for this program, clearly it was time for this to happen. The way he would degrade boys to get perfection was ridiculous. I do have to say they have had great seasons.. But to rip a boy apart to get to the top, not the way to do it! This comment is not to attack him personally but as a coach and a leader and a mentor this was not his place. I wish him luck in what ever he decides to do. But I really hope Bingham replaces him with someone that will keep using the tremendous talent that comes out of That school but does it with some respect and gratitude.

Rockarolla
West Jordan, UT

It was time for Dubach to go. Knowing the things that have gone on over the past few years, a change of scenery might be what Mark needs. The Bingham athletic department requires allot from it's respective programs, and Coach Dubach has not delivered. If the Miners are smart they will go after Scott Briggs of West Jordan. That's a coach with nothing but class and 2 state championships and 3 or 4 runner up during his tenure. And thats doing it with fewer kids to chose from and less talent. He's a tough coach with a winning attitude. Give him the Job and expect a Dynasty! High school athletics is not declining in the state of Utah. We just need better coaches to guide our athletes. And parents need to stay out of it.
We all think that our kids are "the man",(especially at Bingham) but the level of ignorance parents display is astounding!
When parents attend all the practices and work outs and know all the plays that the coach runs (inside and out), then you might be able to second guess why a coach. Until then...keep out of it!

JD Books
Sulphurdale, UT

They should look at Hunt from South Sevier. No one can match his record.

DubJMiner
South Jordan, UT

Not true Trav5. I personally know many BHS players that put in the extra time that the Lone Peak players did. The fact is Dubach never developed his young players like Coach Lewis and Coach Briggs are famous for. He never gave the young players the confidence as Freshmen and Sophomores, playing Varsity, like these two coaches have; thus, no D1 scholarships. By the time they are Seniors they have been so beaten down and degraded by the coaching staff, that they have no confidence left. Bingham could be a dominant program once again if Coach Briggs would come over; however, I would hate to see West Jordan lose him, as he has accomplished such great things with that program.

Parry is a Farce
Layton, UT

Bring back Sluga!!

As an alum who has had nothing to do with the school or program for over 20 years (i.e., I am essentially an outsider) I think this is a good change.

Now if Van Orden can get them to throw the football!!!

rphalange232
Riverton, UT

Trav5. His entire coaching staff quit last year. The majority of his players transferred schools. That is not because of helicopter parenting or lack of work/motivation on part of the athletes. Its because of the common variable, the head coach. If he is the coach he was when you played, then why did everyone leave?

Karma. The only person who has/had karma coming their way around here is Mark Dubach.

OlympusAlumni87
Salt Lake, UT

Bingham is not the job people think it is. The people in Holladay are worried about losing Matt Barnes and his entire staff. He lives in the Bingham area as do some members of his staff and word is they might look at a move. I can't see him leaving Olympus, to many roots in the community. That said, he should be the number one target.

rph
Arlington, VA

I love how many commentators are stating that they know the coach or the players "personally", as opposed to what? Impersonally? Professionally? Just say that you know them.

AZ Blue & Red
Gilbert, AZ

Where is Paul Harvey when we need him with "The Rest of the Story"?

I am from out of state and from the outside there is more to this story. I have no clue but I am betting the rest of the story will not ever be given.

youtefan
Bountiful, UT

Seriously! After reading these posts if I was a coach I would stay as far away from Bingham High School as possible! Not an environment anyone would want to go into!!!

Dennis
Harwich, MA

Speaking of Scott Hunt at South Sevier he was run out of South Summit because by disgruntled parents because he wasn't playing their less than talented young men as much as they thought he should. He left there and won the first State Championship in the 100 year history of Bear Lake High School. Went to Panguitch and won State Championships there and his run at South Sevier has made him arguably the premier Coach of this generation.
Parents...let coaches do their job and keep your opinions to yourselves.

T.J. Ford
South Jordan, UT

Reading these posts makes me sick! This is a man that I loved, respected, and still to this day cherish the memories that I have on the court with this man. I don't know much about what is going on but i do know his coaching strategies couldn't have changed much in the last five years from the time I played for him. He coached me all 4 years of my high school career and I wouldn't have asked for anything else. Lets give the man the respect that he deserves and the legacy that he carried while a coach at bingham. It is sad that it has to be ruined by some parents and kids who get their feelings hurt, the world needs a little more toughness and I have used much of what we taught me in my daily life! I have nothing but respect for the man and hope the best for him!

Gunner
South Jordan, UT

I would love to see Briggs or Barnes. I know both quite well. I have a hard time seeing Briggs leave WJ though. He's a life long WJ guy outside of a few years in his youth before WJ was built. Barnes would be great, he's a great guy and coach. Parry is Farce, I'd love to see George come back, but that won't happen. There is a reason why his entire staff quit on him last year and he had an entire new staff this year. The guy needed to go and big time!

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