David Shores, Spain Park
What is happening to David Shores right now is a travesty. Shores is a great guy and a great football coach. I’ve interviewed him numerous times and liked him very much for his enthusiasm for his football team and for his kind and gracious manner. He was a solid defensive coordinator who helped lead Spain Park to the state championship game in 2007 and has done a fine job as head coach leading his team to the quarters last year.
The Hoover Board is making a big mistake with this. Something is wrong when a player attacks a coach at practice and the coach gets punished severely. It’s not right. David may be tough on his players, but what good coach is not tough on his players? Do you think Nick Saban ever takes it easy on his players? Of course not. That’s not the way to coach football.That’s not the way to get victories. It’s a tough and demanding game, and while you need to have care about your players personally, you’ve got to be tough at times on the football field. That’s just the game. Shores was probably being hard-nosed with the player and the player couldn’t handle it and lost his self control and attacked Shores.
Now all the parents are up in arms about the way A.W. Bolt, the Hoover School Board President, is handling this. And they should be. These players need their coach back. Most of them love the guy. There are always going to be kids who don’t like the way their head coach treats them, some kids who can’t handle tough love. But Shores overall is very popular with his players. The Hoover Board is just being too politically correct and making themselves look stupid.
They need to get it together or they’ll lose a good football coach and have a disastrous season. They may have already sealed their fate this year with the way they’ve messed this up.
(Spain Park Coach David Shores is suspended while Hoover Board investigates his incident with a player.)Football / Comments (7) / make a comment