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One last shot: Brookfield tandem leads Red team in Al Beach Classic

March 28, 2013

GIRARD — It’s not always easy for a coach of an all-star high school basketball game to feel happy about the even....

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Mar-28-13 2:18 PM

I remember another senior class at Brookfield. The class of '76'. I played at Newton Falls and my freshman year was the first year Brookfield was in the Trumbull AA. The previous year they added Class AAA and a couple big schools left the league and Brookfield enter. The freshman team we played was missing 3 or 4 players that were on the varsity. That class of 76 influenced Brookfield basketball for 3 years in a positive way. In my junior year We had a great team and beat Brookfield twice and that was their only losses. Then their senior year they were undefeated and went to Columbus. We did almost ruin their success in the final 4 in Warren. We lost by one point and had the last shot of the game. That was a good team that was lead by Tom Volarich and Ramon Carson.

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Mar-28-13 8:57 AM

Solong, my experience has been that the less an adult knows about coaching, and the worse that person is as a coach, the more likely he or she will be to scream loudly, create scenes, and act like a total ***. All they know about coaching is what they've seen on old movies. They think you're not doing your job if you're not acting insane, like somehow that will motivate your players. This coach sounds a lot like that.

My best example is a husband-wife coaching team in volleyball from a Trumbull County school about 5 years ago. They screamed the entire match, mostly at the refs, contesting every single call. Total ***es, a complete embarassment to themselves, their school, and their players.

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Mar-28-13 7:45 AM

High school basketball season is one you hate to see end. Always a lot of excitement. Of all the games I saw this year, their is still one incident that bothers me and I wonder if school officials had the guts to reprimand or remove a coach. The way the boys junior varsity coach from Bloomfield humiliated his team at Pymatuning Valley will go down as one of the most unsportsmanlike incidents I have ever witnessed. He was unhappy with the way his team was playing so he made then run wind sprints at the end of the first quarter. WRONG. You do not do that. These are kids. You take care of it in the locker room or at practice the next day. It is my opinion,this coach should be removed. Bloomfield has enough trouble getting enough athletes to play and this did not help. Very poor decision to say the least.

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