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Taking Over a Program...A Hypothetical.

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Someone posted this in the Warren Central thread:

 

"Will also be interesting to see how the dominos fall in this one as well. That's a nice gig opening up with a lot of interest that should draw some top names/up-n-comers (a Fabio?) that leads to further openings etc...."

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This brings up a fascinating question...  If you were young assistant/small school head coach who has the credentials, energy, hunger, and truly believes he is willing to do what it takes to run a big time wrestling program at a 5A school, would you rather:

 

A)  Take over a big school with real potential but pretty much limited wrestling success- (50/50 dual meet record, maybe a state placer every few years, a few state champions in its history, etc..)?   

 

or

 

B)  Take over a big school like Perry Meridian that was just led by legendary and loved work-horse of a coach and currently at the top of the wrestling mountain?

Edited by matts

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Concur for the most part, however..there might be some young well decorated/accomplished coach in a "non legendary" or "non wrestling" school who might have the ego and desire to take on such a challenge. Possibly a coach in a situation like that from another state.

 

For the most part, I would agree you don't want to follow a legend. There's little direction to go but down in such situations. Plus you're always being compared to said legend no matter what you do..even if you succeed.

Edited by UncleJimmy

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It takes a special guy to be a head coach the amount of paperwork and work off the mats alone is daunting if you're not a teacher it's damn near impossible. That being said confidence in your system to build or maintain a program is key come in and keep kids wrestling in the offseason put the time in to keep kids out when other programs are losing them. Do that it doesn't matter who you follow whether it's a legend or a dud you can make success happen...Look at Snyder as an example

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Totally Agee!!! I took over Monrovia's program were they struggling for a coach. I had no idea how much a head coach is responsible for, especially behind the scenes. Being a assiant is the Job to have and I'm sruggling to find one.

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It takes a special guy to be a head coach the amount of paperwork and work off the mats alone is daunting if you're not a teacher it's damn near impossible. That being said confidence in your system to build or maintain a program is key come in and keep kids wrestling in the offseason put the time in to keep kids out when other programs are losing them. Do that it doesn't matter who you follow whether it's a legend or a dud you can make success happen...Look at Snyder as an example

Are you forgetting the Beehler gap in between Coach Smith and D?

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