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On behalf of Toker, I think he was thinking in terms of the

family saying disrespectful things about CU. And he's correct in that regard. I was thinking of Ed in a different way, because as a high school teacher, I have seen parents of talented kids go after coaches and make their lives very difficult, then the parents start calling the principal, superintendent, and school board members to ask that the coach be replaced -- with the parent, of course. The parent always says things like, "I just want to make the program better for the kids", etc. - but what the parent means is that he ( or she) wants to come in and micro manage everyone to the benefit of their son or daughter.

It's a horrific situation, and when a parent like this targets an otherwise very competent, dedicated coach, an entire career can be ruined. It's not just the "sports fathers". I've seen it happen with the "stage mothers", where they insist that their daughter be given the leading role in the senior clss musical, or demand that the drama teacher be fired so that the mother can take over. It's a really treacherous situation.
Notice that when Ed took over at Valor, many of us predicted that he would never stay there for the long term. He lasted only about 18 months at Valor. And I predict the same thing will happen at UNC. :-( -- B4E

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Posted: 10/15/2021 at 04:07AM


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