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Published: Wednesday, March 13 2013 8:30 p.m. MDT

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John Anderson
South Jordan, UT

This is a "Dream Team" of coaches. Great Hire.

Cottonwood Heights, UT

Go Diggers!

Wasatch Front, UT


Ummmmmmmm...... by "Diggers" I presume you mean "Beet Diggers", which is actually JORDAN H.S.

This article has to do with the "Miners" of Bingham H.S.

Let's try not to confuse the public!

Wasatch Front, UT

"Van Orden retired from teaching at Timpview last year, which required him to not take another teaching job until July 1, 2013. He said he stayed on as Timpview's offensive coordinator because he'd made a commitment ..."

Something SMELLS FISHY here! This almost sounds like a "non-competition agreement" for this high school teacher!! Could that be true?? GASP!!

Are we literally restricting a seasoned, veteran school teacher from being able to serve the students of Utah by making him "red-shirt" (sit-out from teaching) for a year, simply to satisfy some idiotic UHSAA regulation in the athletics programs?!?!

What is wrong with this picture?? Seems like the tail (athletics) is wagging the dog (educational needs of our children) here.

Sounds to me like Amy Donaldson or the Attorney General or somebody needs to launch an investigation here!

curious george
Smalltown, UT

Thanks Provo School District! A huge loss for Timpview in a great coach, mentor and teacher. Bingham is getting one of the best. Good luck Coach "V", your the best.

North Salt Lake, UT

He has to wait because of retirement stuff. He is now "double dipping" with his Provo retirement and the salary he will now have from Jordan School District.

Eagle mountain, UT

Another casualty of the new principal. Could be more changes to come.

Provo, UT

He had to sit out a year from teaching because he retired from teaching and under state statute he can't teach for a calendar year. He worked as a paraprofessional and wanted to assist Coach Whittingham as Timpview made a tough transition after the Wong affair. There is no fault by Provo School District or Timpview etc. But this was set up to prevent teachers retiring and going directly to work again as a teacher. Not sure if it is a good idea but the state legislature set this up, not any school district. Now he's sat out that calendar year and is free to teach anywhere in the public state system. It seems logical in this time of his life that he would like to work closer to home and wish the coach well.

West Jordan, Utah

Interesting that VO takes a math department job and head basketball coach, Dubach, resigns from the same math dept job. Just saying...

West Jordan, Utah

It would have been nice to see VO return to the school, Granger, where it all began for him. He was so reveered there back in the late 70ies. He was an option quarterback and a fine one at that. He would, and did, run through walls for them coach Greg Shephard.

I would have loved to see him build his dynasty on the County's west side. Money may not of been as good, but the talent level is there year in and year out. The pride he would have brought back to a struggling community would/could have been immence. VO is one of those unique talents that just win. It's become his MO

Unfortunately, we'll never know what might havr been.

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