Massachusetts High School baseball coach fired for THIS?


#1

This just happened today… a coach who has made the tournament in each of his 14 years at the helm, has won nearly 80 percent of his games (269-68), including three state titles, has sent numerous players to college and has run a program that was the model for many others was fired today.

Lincoln-Sudbury head baseball coach Kirk Fredericks was not asked to return for a 15th season by athletic director Peter Elenbaas.

Here’s why:

Sadly, there are a small faction of people in Lincoln-Sudbury who feel a better mode of coaching would be the following: Don’t cut anybody from the team, make sure everyone plays the same amount of innings, provide a little pat on the head every time their precious one makes a mistake and sing Kumbaya after the contest.


#2

We need to be understanding of these parents. How can little Johnny make it to the majors if he’s sitting on the bench? Right? :wink:


#3

Sounded like a good coach


#4

Without that coach expecting and pushing them past their limits, can athletes achieve their most?


#5

There is nothing but speculation in that article. Never stats why he was fired.


#6

Matt Blake has been the varsity pitching coach at LS for years and expressed his disappointment about the firing on Twitter today.


#7

Sounds like the PC police. Educated fools in education making decisions.


#8

Fired for doing too good a job? What is this world coming to?


#9

Fearsomefour nailed it. On the other hand, systems like that in this school often change with certain prevailing winds. However, the talents of a man that has talent, usually doesn’t go to waste for long.