It will be interesting to have a Davis School District person on the UHSAA
Committee. Davis School District does things the right way, they do not allow
9th grade kids to play for out of boundary schools. You can get a variance to go
wherever you want (with a valid reason) but you cannot play sports as a 9th
grade "first entry" kid for anyone other than your boundary school. Why can't the whole State of Utah adopt this policy? The UHSAA has
been fearful of lawsuits over the years for enforcing their own rules. I
don't seem to recall any lawsuits in the Davis School District over whiny
parents wanting to have their kids play somewhere other than where they should.
High school sports in Utah have completely lost their meaning.
Implementing a new rule like this would be a fantastic way to get things back on
track and bring back some much needed balance.
It's July 15, Davis High has all sorts of time to go on. I'm sure if
he's the coach I and everyone else thinks he is, his staff, including Coach
Gladwell, are well prepared and will go on just fine.As far as
straightening out any issues with the UHSAA, a Director can only do so much. It
is the Board of Trustees made up of high school principals and others that make
the policy decisions. He can certainly advise but in the end, recruiting and
other problems plaguing our state in regards to athletics, is in the hands of
the administrators on the Board of Trustees. Basically the Executive Director
(Rob Cuff) and his assistant directors in which Bishop is one, are there to
coordinate the championships, mine data and shuffle paperwork.
re: The JudgeIt doesn't surprise me to see some bitterness
about his leaving, after all, those critizing wouldn't look out for their
own families first, they always put others first. Really now Judge,,,, Coach
Bishop didn't just decide to quit at the last moment. This job opportunity
opened up months ago, and coach Bishop applied for it . He couldn't help
it because the UHSAA were dragging their feet in filling the job. When he
applied, he notified all the proper personel about his intentions , the coaching
staff was prepared to move on if he got the job, it wasn't a last minute
deal. You're just peaved because he didn't call you personally and
get your permission. He had the best intentions and interest for all concerned,
(except for you personally) Coach Bishop has done a tremendous service at Davis
High, kept the traditions going, and in my opinion leaves holding his head high.
It's too bad that your eyes are closed and can't appreciate what
he's done for so many hundred of kids. Super Nice Job Coach... Keep up the
good work at your new assignment.
re the judgeReally? Why can't you just be happy for your
former coach. Coach Bishop did a great job at Davis. He was great for the kids
and he produced! He was a solid role model and won many more games than he
lost, including a State Championship!Congrats to Coach Bishop and
his family. This is a great opportunity and as we all know when opportunity
knocks, that's when you answer the door!
What Bishop did to his players is flat-out wrong. To quit just before the start
of the season isn't fair to the kids. The state should've appointed an
interim guy to run things till the end of next school year, then hired someone.
Instead it put Bishop and his players in a bad situation. I'm
reminded of the story of Morgan Wootten, who coached DeMatha High in Maryland.
He told his players, who included guys like Adrian Dantley and Danny Ferry, that
money and prestige didn't make you happy. And when teams like NC State,
Duke, Virginia, Georgetown and Duke came calling with their million dollar
salaries, he turned them down. He practiced what he preached. Now he's one
of three high school basketball coaches in the hall of fame.There's a lesson there for Coach Bishop. Too bad he didn't learn it.
Pac 12 fever..good old Juan Diego dominating all of 3A in
everything.. well I think they won in tennis and debate.. that is domination.if we are talking football domination you need look no further than the
public high schools... Bingham, Timpview...maybe there should be a 6A football
division for the high schools that act like they are part of the BCSI do agree on the shot clock deal though
FatmanHave you been on another planet? Realignment issues, caving
football tournaments, horrible rulings that don't make sense, firing
coaches with no justification, penalizing teams for rules on fundraising when no
clear rules were written or followed, open enrollment statewide yes but letting
Juan Diego/prIvate schools have open boundaries and advantages dominates 3A, 3A
region in St George is dumb, no shot clock in HS BBall, now bagging
classification and realigning by power of program, I could go on for hours.
Coach Bishop is a class act, runs a fantastic program. He will do a great job
for the UHSAA, and will be missed at the school, and on the sidelines.
@adwight,I'm not arguing with you, just wondering what
"arbitrary and superfluous garbage" you are referring to?
Finally!!! This will be great for football in the state because now someone who
understands the process is at the helm. Hopefully some of the arbitrary and
superfluous garbage can stop and common sense can be brought back in at the
administrative level To football and the other sports he is affiliated with.