Any update on Sanderson new coach search?

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  • cgreen Nov 16, 2012

    Money? There is no money in high school coaching, at least not in these parts. Most coaches spend more than they make. Assistant coaches stay a long time when they don't want to be a head coach and they are happy in their jobs. Head coaches stay when they're happy--unless they get the urge for a new challenge or their family situations change. Most young coaches these days don't stay in it for long. The hours are too long and the pay is too low. They get married and have kids and don't want to be away from them for such long periods of time or they need more money than coaching can provide.

  • teammugs Nov 15, 2012
    Sports Legend

    It amazes me that coaches stay for very long any more...I guess that's the competitive nature of them because I can't imagine that they are in it for the money...

  • cgreen Nov 15, 2012

    One of the ways you get quality assistants is if they know that being part of your program is a way to get a job as a head coach. When you can point to people who have been on your staff and have advanced, it is a big plus. It also helps young coaches work hard and learn as much as they can if they know there is a chance for advancement. You may not keep those coaches for a long period of time, but you are able to bring in some top notch people. Much of Leesville's success over the past 7-8 years has been due to the quality of the assistant coaches that have been on staff, several of whom have moved on (McGeorge, Kilby, Orbin) or moved up (Smothers) to be head coaches.

    Leesville actually has more than one, teammugs. They have a veteran assistant who has been a head coach before and they have a long time assistant who is ready to take on his own program when he decides the time is right for him.

  • teammugs Nov 14, 2012
    Sports Legend

    cgreen - could've gone all week without hearing that...but if a guy's ready to advance good luck to him...

  • cgreen Nov 14, 2012

    I meant I knew someone who is interested in the job....not a current Leesville coach. Leesville has at least one more assistant ready to be a head coach, but I don't think Sanderson is in his plans.

  • cap8fan Nov 13, 2012
    All Star

    Didn't Ron Clark, former Enloe coach, just start coaching there. Didn't they also coach together years ago?


  • teammugs Nov 13, 2012
    Sports Legend

    No more Leesville coaches going out - we've donated enough...

  • loedownsports Nov 13, 2012
    All Star

    Any hints cgreen? haha

  • cgreen Nov 13, 2012

    I might know a good candidate for this job when they start looking.

  • cantbustem Nov 13, 2012
    Sports Legend have NO CLASS!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • loedownsports Nov 13, 2012
    All Star

    Yeah Coach Lewis who has at at least 20 years of coaching experience won't know how to hire a head coach. Raleigh Rocks we all know your hate for Coach Lewis. But you really need to find another hobby other than to hate and bash on a coach that put his mind, heart, time and effort into a program that STRUGGLED WAY BEFORE HE WAS HEAD COACH.

  • Common Sense Rules Nov 13, 2012
    Towel Boy

    I believe the AD said the search would begin immediately. Does the coach need to teach as well? If so, I would think it's difficult to fill the position during the school year if there are no classes to teach.

  • oldtimecoach Nov 13, 2012
    Sports Legend

    Perhaps they should ask you to do it?
    The AD at the school should have a say in who is hired.
    Have they started the process yet?

  • Raleigh Rocks 1 Nov 13, 2012

    I am worried because the coach who resigned is also Athletic Director and will be hiring his own replacement. Makes no sense to me that a coach who was like 5 and 38 is in position to hire someone to do the job he could not do.

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