How does the IHSWCA have any power over controlling Indiana wrestling coaches? How can they have any power over controlling any wrestling coach? Thats the responsibility of the IHSAA, our governing body.
I feel you are wrong. It is the role of Coaches Associations to come up with a code of ethics. In the case of football in my region, retired Jimtown coach Bill Sharpe is the region's ethics advisor. If you are bending/breaking rules he has no problem with letting that coach know. If the problem persists, he has no problem telling the AD. I am guessing the IHSAA would appreciate things being taken care of at that level.
A more specific example: A school was suspected of applying some recruiting pressure on a wrestler in our program as an 8th grader. It was reported to our AD who called coach Sharpe. Coach Sharpe called the alledged recruiting school's AD. The AD was horrified that it was happening and quickly put a stop to it.
The IHSWCA needs a mechanism like this to take care of small issues like bringing kids in on Sundays to check wt or other issues.
The IHSWCA brought up IHSAA concerns about the Team Tournament to our coaches at every fall and spring clinic I have attended. Some listened, some didn't. Some have never attended a fall or spring clinic. Some care, some don't.
Bringing it up and doing something about it are two different things.
The IHSWCA has elections every year, how many more elected positions do we need?
Probably don't need many at the state level
How many presidents, vice presidents, secretaries and treasurers do we need?
probably not that many more. Maybe a 2nd vice president
Do we need elected sectional, regional and semi-state reps?
We need something to drive up membership numbers. Nothing else has worked and the IHSWCA hovers between 30 and 50 percent of the state's coaches. If I am with the IHSAA, I am not sure sure how seriously I would take an organization that can't muster over 50% of the coaches into the organization
What power does or can the IHSWCA have over coaches? They are hired by the Principals and school board.
Bob, if you are hypothetically cheating or bending rules and Mike Goebel calles up you AD/Principal and tell him/her that the word on the street is Bob Harmon and the Castle wrestling program are a bunch of cheaters, do you think that might change some behavior.
In my region if a respected figure like Mark Miller or Al Smith were to call up my AD and say I was cheating, I would be embarrassed beyond belief.
Ethical issues are better handled by the coaches themselves in my opinion.
There is a clinic coming up on April 20th - if you have any answers be there and give your input.
I would love to but I have 40+ plus athletes I will be coaching at track practice that day and huge track invite to coach at on Saturday.
I'm just here stirring the pot, its just my opinion on Indiana wrestling
You seem to be advocating the status quo...That is not really stirring any pot. It has been so long that the pot has been stirred that I don't know if things will ever change.