Two articles in the paper today about HS football programs that are about as
opposite as they can be. Union High School - coaches, parents, teachers
and administrators working together to develop the character of their
students.Copper Hills High School - Not so much. Maybe the priorities
here are mixed up. Case in point, why does a principal and HC hire someone as a
hall monitor inorder to make him an assistant coach?
The problem with CHHS Football is not the coaching staff but with all the
interference from volunteers and the administration. It is my understanding the
principal has really started to work with the program, but is receiving
information from people who want it to fail. These people are the ones he should
be able to trust, but outright lies and misinformation are what he receives. He
needs to talk to everyone in the program, players, coaches, parents, and members
of the community to see what they want. Not just make knee jerk reactions. As a
mom, this frustrates me as I saw my son become excited for this years coaching
staff to see what happens when the coach goes to bat for them.
Hiker: Wow, you mean his own players and their parents support him still?
Shocker! Continuing to argue with a referee over a call, or whatever it was
after he's made his decision is just stupid. I've never once seen a
referee back down or change his call based on the argument of a coach. At some
point you just walk away and let it go. This guy has a difficult time as it is
trying to change the mindset of that program into a winning program without
getting into it so heatedly with a ref that he's suspended. I highly doubt
being suspended and his team having to play without their head coach will really
make much of a difference with that team in the coming 2 games.
From what I understand, Teuscher was merely defending his player from the
taunting of an abusive referee. Any coach would have done the same. The
principal clearly acted too hastily and I am sure regrets that he didn't
get some facts first. The support for Teuscher and Cullen has been enormous from
both the students and the parents. The principal should just admit he made a
mistake (and everybody makes them) and rehire Cullen and take Teuscher off
John Teuscher is a good guy and a good coach. He inherited a team with a lot of
serious problems and it will take time to build a new program that will be
successful. I know he will get things back on track soon and go forward with
Is this the former Utah guy?