True talent is non-existent without teamwork, I agree...It takes a special bunch
of kids who are unselfish and goal-oriented to accomplish the things they have
Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not;
nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not;
unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of
educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The
slogan "press on" has solved and always will solve the problems of the
human race - Calvin CoolidgeTalent is a measuring stick for nothing.
Talent by itself sets us up for disappointment and could of, should of beens. I
played on one of the most talented football teams San Juan High has had and we
finished my senior year 4-6. We didn't play as a team and when things got tough
we turned on each other. Talent only coupled with a hard work, dedication and
persistance on the field, in the weight room or film study win football games.
Not talent alone!
Everyone in Kamas Valley knows that sports at south summit are going to be on
the downhill for the next couple years compared to where they have been. I'm
sure when the basketball team doesn't make it to state it will be because Parker
isn't the coach, not because they simply won't have the talent and experience
they've had the past two years. And if football drops off from where it's been
the last couple years, you'll have all those same parents begging for Parker to
take the football job back at the schoolboard meetings wanting him fired from
football too. Is Parker a good coach? Yes he is. But don't discount the amount
of talent that has gone through that school the last 2 years. This year's and
last year's senior classes are perhaps the most talented/accomplished classes to
ever go through that school, both athletically and academically, if you
disagree, just look at all the hardware that has been brought to SS over the
last two years.
There was no statement about basketball because it was underhanded and then
their plan backfired. The school board needs to man up and have a backbone.
seems the school board has had a problem with that in that past not backing up
coach walker when he coached football. now his brother is the superintendent and
wont back the coach. We need to clean house with the administration and get the
politics out. Coach parker was the greatest coach to coach here in the past 20
years people say it was all of the talent that he had i have news for you. When
coil was the coach they had just as much if not more talent and didn't do
anything with it. yeah there were some schools there that are now 3A but they
really struggled the years he coached.and if it was all talent give him a shot
let him prove himself. If you are a winning coach don't go to south summit they
only keep the losing ones for a long time. look at the old basketball program
and now baseball and girls soccer. Boys soccer watch out your next.
Well was the firing about basketball? Was the statement about basketball? Was
anything about basketball or was it so much more?
I see. I can't say I know too much about Kanab basketball other than the Glazier
years in the late nineties. I saw them play one game this year up at the play in
game against South Sevier and they played a match-up zone. If that's their base
D, it may look like players are guarding kids when they aren't. Whether a
match-up zone is a legitimate d to be teaching can be left for another forum
involving Jimmer Fredette. I guess I'm just trying to give him the benefit of
the doubt that he would know better than to man-up with a guy a foot taller than
another one. Maybe I am just optimistic that most coaches have good
intentions.On another note, has anyone heard what is happening in Beaver
or at Skyline for that matter? Funny how these coaching changes create a huge
domino effect that often doesn't end until an assistant is hired or it trickles
down to the lower classifications.
Im not talking about just Coach Luce but the Coach before him as well. I think
Coach Luce is a fairly decent Coach. Some of the decisions he makes are
questionable. The year we took 4th we had our best inside player playing guard.
We had a kid that is 5'10 guarding Neal Monson. That was the best team Luce has
had to work with so far. We have a good freshman class this year and im excited
to see what Luce can do with them. I was speaking mainly of the coach before
Luce who in my opinion didnt know how to use the talent he had.
at Captain,I've seen your coach. He's fairly young. Give him some time to
figure things out. I mean a year ago they took 4th. They may have underachieved
a bit this year by everyone's standards but looking at his roster, he brings
back a couple of good players so they must have been fairly young. Among coaches
who should be on the hot-seat, I don't think he should be one of them.
This whole situation is a joke. If anyone is interested in running for school
board, there are going to be a lot of open slots soon. The school board has
made some aweful decisions that have ruined some lives. I came out ahead in my
situation, but not everyone has been so lucky. I have a better job where I am
appreciated for my hard work, and not penalized because I don't have relatives
on the school board. Flinders and Bisel looked out for thier own though. South
Summit is the one missing out on me, not the other way around. It still
frustrates me, however, when I repeatedly hear that I was offered a full time
job, but chose not to take it. That was never the case, and Mr. Twitchell, the
school board, and Superintendent Walker know it. Stop spreading lies. Coach
Parker is an amazing man, great coach, and an A+ role model. The administration
is lucky he cares so much about the kids. That is the real reason he is coming
@CaptainYou might have one bad coach ruin a season or two. If the
problem is redundant then you have to place some of the blame on those playing
the games and the people hiring the coaches. Unless one of those factors change,
my guess is even if a good basketball coach would be ruined by poor play and
poor community support.
Funny that he wins a state title in basketball after playing in the championship
the past two seasons and loses his basketball job. His teams lost both
championship games in football and he's heralded for it which he should be.
There is a lot more behind this statement than what the School/District/Board of
Ed. are letting on. Good luck Coach Parker in the future. I hope the admins. at
SS High School and some of the parents responsible for these unfortunate events
learn from your example on how to handle situations with dignity and respect.
Why was he let go in the first place?
This public statement seems fishy, certainly too convenient. No one will ever
know completely what happened behind the scenes. But it seems logical to me
that a coach that takes a team to championship game in football and get praises
and support for that accomplishment could expect the same sort of praise and
support when he does the same thing in another sport.Perhaps Coach
Parker accepts what has happened and is willing to move on, but I think a lot of
high school coaches look at this situation as a dangerous precedent of what
could happen when a group of parents get their way when they have no real ground
to get their way.
I would love Coach Parker to come coach Basketball at Kanab. We have had to many
good basketball teams ruined by bad coaches.
Coach Parker would be a great fit in Beaver for their Head Coaching basketball
job with their tradition of having great teams in the past and his reputation of
winning or even getting to the state championships games would be a great fit. I
see nothing but state championships if he goes to Beaver