Just wondering how your school administration handles incidents within the program.
1. Something is said or done at practice by a coach and it gets back to the office. Does your principal invite you in and discuss? Get your side of the story? or Does he do a full investigation? At our school, kids would be brought in and questioned and then our coaches would be blindsided with the issue a few days later.
2. Parent sends a crappy email about your coaching style or playing time. Does he bring the parent in and discuss? or advise the parent to set up meeting with the HC? At our school, the parent would be brought in.
Situation 1: It would take something pretty serious happening at practice for the administration to talk to coaches about it (much less kids). And, in that situation, we probably would have deserved an a-- chewing if it got to that point. I will say, there have been some things that I viewed as insignificant brought to my attention but they were housekeeping issues that I just didn't see as being worth anything more than an email.
Situation 2: They would have followed the hierarchy, through and through. We've only had one meeting with parents and it was because I benched a kid and inevitably kicked him off of the team. The meeting was a formality to allow due process but my decision was going to stand, one way or another.
I always speak to my guys 1st. Then I interview the complainant. Then re-interview my guy. But unless there is rock solid proof of wrong doing, my guy gets the benefit of the doubt 1st. You gotta trust your people.
Post by vicvinegar on Oct 22, 2019 10:40:05 GMT -6
#1- Being an assistant, I honestly have no idea. Just judging from how other things are handled, I would assume Admin has the Coach's back.
#2- The AD tells the parent to talk to the Coach. The Coach makes clear during the parent meeting, as well as an email before the season starts, that if a parent has an issue they are to contact the HC, not an assistant. He also makes clear that he plays the players that best represent the program, as well as give the team the best chance to win. Therefore he will not be discussing playing time with parents.