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Good Places for a Young Coach


Good Places for a Young Coach

One of the posters on another thread asked about good programs for a young coach to try to work in. My answer was to find one with a good head coach that mentors young coaches and helps them develop. So, the question is, where do you think those programs are, and it would be really good to hear from those who have coaching experience as they might have more insight.

RE: Good Places for a Young Coach

Really like the new coach at east chapel hill...pinecrest, cardinal gibbons, heritage, Sanderson...all quality men.

RE: Good Places for a Young Coach

What is the question? Where are the good coaches who are quality men or where are the head coaches who help their assistants become head coaches?

I don't know that a "lay person" would know that. Some assistant coaches are hired because of the program they are in and not necessarily because they are ready to be head coaches. Some head coaches go out of their way to teach their assistants how to be head coaches.

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I know it's a path not desired by many but I started coaching as a volunteer for about 4 years. It's tough without the pay but I learned a lot not just from the staffs I learned under (my Dad's at Enloe and North Pitt) but you really build a lot of relationships with a lot of other coaches that help you as a football coach but also build up a network for you in the future. They aren't as involved as in the past but just like to acknowledge two guys, Gerald Whisenhunt and Bobby Wolfe, that this area of football probably misses, but great people who always offered me the advice I needed.

RE: Good Places for a Young Coach

IMO, I would encourage and up and coming newcomer to go outside of Wake County to begin their career if possible. Wake County is very political and bureaucratic, so getting an opportunity here may be very difficult as well as a disheartening experience. Wake County also has a lot of inside things that go in the education field and sports so just be careful and pick your spots carefully, and find and administration that is trustworthy and recognizes the value of having strong sports programs to represent the school.

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Bad Az Boyz - maybe you'd like to expound upon that with some FACTS?...Why would anyone coach in Wake then...I mean Garner is in Wake...Wake Forest is in Wake...Leesville is in Wake...Millbrook is in Wake...Do the names Smith, Green, Wolfe ring a bell?...didn't think so...

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If a young coach is fortunate enough to begin his career with a staff like the ones that Richmond or Scotland has he is fortunate. Starting at the right place at the right time could make or break a career.

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Started post with IMO, so facts are irrelevant. This is just opinion so take it with a grain of salt. From where I stand and what I see year in and year out as far as stability, a newby may want to go somewhere with solid foundations and a vested interest by all in sports. I don't think that Wake County offers that, IMO. Coaching turnover and the politics here seem to make things more difficult in this area. I'm not from here but have observed some things since I moved here years ago that have led me to make these general statements. You making reference to 3 individuals sorta validates my point actually.

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Garner doesn't have a stable coaching staff with a solid foundation?

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Wake County is very political, that's for sure. They tried to screw me out of proper education when I was a kid, but I guess things work out fine for me. Small town schools are better anyway...

RE: Good Places for a Young Coach

yeah Bad - facts are irrelevant...JMO...

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