If it is coach Adams, I think that would be the best hire for the current situation. I heard he was interested in it 3 years ago when Cox left, I wouldn't have minded if they would have made the switch then. Hopefully he is given ample time, Best of luck. I look for him to shake things up. Opinions vary on who the better players are so this could be interesting next season. Does anyone know about the staff ? The rumors are it is basically the same.
Agree, the best route would have been Adams if he was interested 3 years ago. Would have been tough for him to give up the opportunity to coach Ella tho. I would hope he shakes up the entire staff top to bottom in my opinion. I don’t have a problem with Dresbach but think he is most suited as Freshmen coach if they field a Freshmen team in 2019. The rest are easily replaced.
regardless of who was coaching 3 years ago the odds were we would be in the same situation. Looking for a new coach. Hopefully he stays and/or is given the opportunity to stay for a few years to see how things go. I agree, a complete overhaul would probably be best but putting a staff together can be difficult that is why the talk was it was basically going to be the same. I am sure you would have a plan in place before accepting the position but if not I sat around and heard some people at games that sounded like they are willing to apply so you may be correct about being easily replaced. I don't see many current 8th. graders playing up so I would imagine there will be a freshman team.PantherAlum wrote: ↑Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:21 pmAgree, the best route would have been Adams if he was interested 3 years ago. Would have been tough for him to give up the opportunity to coach Ella tho. I would hope he shakes up the entire staff top to bottom in my opinion. I don’t have a problem with Dresbach but think he is most suited as Freshmen coach if they field a Freshmen team in 2019. The rest are easily replaced.
Good luck to Coach Adams! He's a good guy that cares about the kids. I know I'd trust him as much as anyone with the safety of my child. I think they should make a commitment to give him at least 4 years, though. Slaughter only being given one year and Strausbaugh two was not right. A coach needs an opportunity to change the program to what they want. This cannot be done in one or two years. Hopefully, Coach Adams will be treated with a little more patience than the previous two coaches.
Agree.Sid Farkus wrote: ↑Mon Mar 25, 2019 12:09 pmGood luck to Coach Adams! He's a good guy that cares about the kids. I know I'd trust him as much as anyone with the safety of my child. I think they should make a commitment to give him at least 4 years, though. Slaughter only being given one year and Strausbaugh two was not right. A coach needs an opportunity to change the program to what they want. This cannot be done in one or two years. Hopefully, Coach Adams will be treated with a little more patience than the previous two coaches.
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This will be the 4th coach in 5 years so obviously not. Eventually you have to give someone time to build a program. Hopefully that is what Coach Adams gets. Team struggled in the regular season a few years ago but made a run to the sweet 16, coach was out. Last year, team won as many games in the last 5 years at SE and went to the Convo. Same coach this season starting 2 freshman took their lumps, coach is out. I believe they only graduate 1, so they should be more competitive this year and fun to watch.
Agree that a commitment has to be made to a coach to build a program. Slaughter should have been given a more of a chance but the powers that be made their decision prior to that sweet 16 run and had to much pride to rethink that impulse decision. However the Strausbaugh era has run its course. There is a lot of talent coming back on this team and these kids need some kind of positive direction in going forward. Pretty sure if Strausbaugh was kept on for next year that some of that talent (and their parents) would be moving to other districts.
They do return the majority of their team and should improve this season. I see about 8-10 kids legitimately competing for the starting spots. Should make for some competitive practices throughout the year making everyone better.
Stay tuned for the new season of Survivor “Southeastern” can the new coach last longer than 2 years find out the next 2 winters and kick back with some panther dogs on an all new “Survivor Southeastern”.
Southeastern's problem is Justice. I have it from a good source that he told coach, and he did this to Cox also, that he had talked to all of the school board members and says to the coach, that they don't have the votes to be rehired. So, Justice uses the school board to "fire" the coach when in reality he never speaks with the board members. I have board members tell me so, and they don't appreciate being thrown under the bus by Justice.
Obviously, the Board members must not have attended many of the games this year. If they had they would have recognized the incompetence of the former coach. Factor that in with the concerns of several parents with how their kids were being treated that the Board did not follow up on, then you have a problem within the Board itself.
Well, who made the recommendation to hire the former coach? The problem is not the board, it is the incompetence of the administration and the lack of institutional control. Justice hired him, his mistake, and he doesn't want anyone to know he made the mistake.
They will officially hire after April 30th. If Coach Adams wants it I would expect him to be hired at the next board meeting. Not sure if he has officially resigned from the girls position yet, he may just not apply if he is going to the boys side. Have seen P.J. Fitch mentioned for coaching positions on other threads. He does work at Southeastern through the ESC. Not sure if he had any interests in the SE job but I would shocked if Coach Adams wasn't hired in early May. Hopefully it is soon so they can get some workouts started and be ready for summer ball to begin.
It was confirmed last night. Mike Adams becomes the 18th. head coach in program history. Coming over from the girls side where he had success (105-63) the last 7 seasons hopefully correlates to wins on the boys side as well. Best of luck, He will do a good job and hopefully get us back to our winning ways. Last year starting 2 freshman, the Panthers took their lumps and hopefully went through their growing pains. Return pretty much everyone and should be much improved and heading for better days in the future.
Glad they finally got this done. Coach Adams has a good class coming through with the current freshmen, soon to be sophomores. He had a nice class like that with the girls and was very successful with them. I look for him to repeat that success with the boys.