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 MOUnfortunately,
we'll never know what might havr been.
Interesting that VO takes a math department job and head basketball coach,
Dubach, resigns from the same math dept job. Just saying...
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.
Another casualty of the new principal. Could be more changes to come.
@Inspector,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.
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.
"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
@ YOBANFA: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!
This is a "Dream Team" of coaches. Great Hire.