Ironton boys basketball coach?

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Ironton boys basketball coach?

Post by Kids come First » Thu May 03, 2018 9:30 am

I recently seen that boys basketball position has been posted on tigertown.com along with other winter sports positions. Any thoughts on what BOE will do??? They have already made some other changes.



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Re: Ironton boys basketball coach?

Post by danicalifornia » Thu May 03, 2018 9:35 am

They will bring back Coach Lafon, who as recently as 2015 had the Tigers in the Regionals.



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Re: Ironton boys basketball coach?

Post by Preacher Purl » Thu May 03, 2018 11:20 am

I believe Ironton posts all their positions each year per contract.



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Re: Ironton boys basketball coach?

Post by Mavrick2016 » Sun May 27, 2018 3:56 pm

Tigers need a new head basketball coach, and AD.



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Re: Ironton boys basketball coach?

Post by 2quick2catch » Sun May 27, 2018 7:09 pm

Now that something has been posted on seops, I am sure something will be done now. :roll: LaFon isn't going anywhere folks.



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Re: Ironton boys basketball coach?

Post by Fletchlives » Sun May 27, 2018 9:12 pm

State law is that all supplemental positions are non-renewed each year. Thus are posted.



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Re: Ironton boys basketball coach?

Post by 4thgoal » Tue May 29, 2018 11:52 am

Fletchlives wrote:
Sun May 27, 2018 9:12 pm
State law is that all supplemental positions are non-renewed each year. Thus are posted.
Supplemental contracts are typically for 1 year, so you can't non-renew an expired contract. You see very few jobs posted unless the coach is leaving or the board/AD has decided to change something. Since June is basically here, I would say all fall and winter coaches that have not been posted will remain the same.



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Re: Ironton boys basketball coach?

Post by trojandave » Tue May 29, 2018 7:09 pm

I think Coach Lafon has done a very good job at Ironton....... SEOAL outright champions in 2010,regional final in 2012, Final 4 in 2013, regional semifinal in 2015, and after that the Fighting Tigers have been very competitive with much less talent, and last year almost beating district champion Wheelersburg in the sectional final at Jackson. I'd say with confidence that his overall record stacks up against virtually anybody in the SE district over the last decade. It was not realistic to think that Ironton was going to beat Fairland or Gallia Academy last year given how good those teams were.



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Re: Ironton boys basketball coach?

Post by Mavrick2016 » Wed May 30, 2018 9:27 pm

With him as the AD, he's going to say he's best for the job,
the board needs to hire a AD that doesn't coach a sport.



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Re: Ironton boys basketball coach?

Post by dime-a-dozen » Wed May 30, 2018 11:15 pm

Mavrick are you on a different planet or something? They just tried to remove him as the AD and the community got behind him and forced the schools hand! Coach Lafon is not only a great AD but also a great basketball coach and person! On top of the great success he has had on the side line, Have you ever heard of the Ironton Classic? Seen the attention, crowds, teams and revenue it brings the city of Ironton and the school!? I would love to hear about your personal vendetta!!! So please inform us or can we assume that little Johnny only gets JV playing time and you don’t like it??? I’m not an Ironton fan but I hate to see good coaches get bashed because of silly parents who don’t know if the ball is pumped or stuffed!! Btw the real question is who will be the new coach at Ironton St. Joe! If my crystal ball is correct I believe it could be a Barns!



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Re: Ironton boys basketball coach?

Post by E High » Thu May 31, 2018 1:22 am

Ironton is a football school. They've had some outstanding basketball teams. This coach is doing a fine job in an unrealistic world !



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Re: Ironton boys basketball coach?

Post by dime-a-dozen » Thu May 31, 2018 6:34 am

E High, Ironton is far from a football school like it was in the 70’s-90’s. In the last 15 years there would be no argument to say that Ironton has indeed been a “basketball school” multiple trips to the final four, a state championship loss the year before Lafon got there, multiple trips to the region, and many sectional and district championships.



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Re: Ironton boys basketball coach?

Post by Mavrick2016 » Thu May 31, 2018 1:06 pm

I have no kid on the team or in the school. It's my opinion I'm aloud one.



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Re: Ironton boys basketball coach?

Post by dime-a-dozen » Thu May 31, 2018 10:11 pm

I am also allowed to assume you’re a butt hurt parent when you spew things about coaches or administration with no reasoning or logic behind it! Or maybe you’re a former player who wasn’t good enough!



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Re: Ironton boys basketball coach?

Post by Mavrick2016 » Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:31 am

Maybe your related to him, No I never played for him, I been out of school a long time.



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Re: Ironton boys basketball coach?

Post by dime-a-dozen » Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:36 pm

I’m not but if you want to think that then that’s fine! However I stated facts as to why he should be in those positions. What is your reasoning for thinking he is unfit?



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Re: Ironton boys basketball coach?

Post by Mavrick2016 » Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:30 pm

I never said he was unfit, I think your AD shouldn't be a coach.



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Re: Ironton boys basketball coach?

Post by danicalifornia » Fri Jun 01, 2018 5:11 pm

He's very highly respected throughout the SE District as both a coach and an AD.



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Re: Ironton boys basketball coach?

Post by dime-a-dozen » Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:28 pm

Mavrick then what were you implying by saying Ironton needs a new basketball coach?



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Re: Ironton boys basketball coach?

Post by sportsnation » Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:09 am

the grass isn't always greener on the other side; have you seen some of the other coaching hires this year. you better enjoy what you have



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Re: Ironton boys basketball coach?

Post by E High » Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:20 am

Exactly. Most hires have become a joke !



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