EDIT: I have a name for the head coach at Baker County and a probable name for the head coach at Suwannee. As of now, I have no contact info for either yet. That brings me back to the 3 I’ve known about for months now. I have three schedules, one that was submitted to me by the coach and two I either found or had to cobble together myself. I will put the changes and new schedules on later tonight.
ORIGINAL: I’ve updated the 14-15 schedule and the Teams Needed page for a couple of items surrounding Bishop Snyder’s need for teams.
I have to say, I continue to be really surprised that it is November 12, that the wrestling season is three days in to practice, and there are teams that have committed to multiple events on the schedule, with coaches not getting with me about their changes. It’s taking event hosts to reach out to me and let me know about changes, last-minute drop/adds, etc. How does that happen? How is it that coaches are not pulling their hair out because a schedule isn’t finalized 3-4 months before the season begins? I don’t get it. It makes things difficult enough for me, and I have only a very small vested interest. Parents want to know where they are going. Entry fees have to be paid. Buses need to be arranged. Things have to happen.
Therefore I am asking every reader to look at your team’s schedule on the 14-15 schedule page. If it doesn’t match up with what you know your schedule to be, PLEASE get with your coach to get with me.
I still have not been made aware of the coaching situations at five different schools. Three of those have been fairly long-standing coaching situations. If they are reading this, and I’m guessing they’re not, I’ve sent Paxon & Stanton’s ADs MULTIPLE emails. Guess what, ADs: My son is coming to one of your schools next year. I’m not going to be happy to be treated like this and be a Golden Eagle or Blue Devil parent, whether my kid does athletics or not (still an open question).
Fernandina? Same thing. It’s inexcusable. I get the Baker County sitch. That dropped like a bombshell on everybody. As for Suwannee…I dunno.
That being said, I am still missing schedules from 11 teams. ELEVEN! Including some fairly high-powered teams (two of them state-ranked). I’ve checked with most of the missing schools’ websites, and the wrestling schedule is missing from their websites as well. Again, HOW does that happen? HOW does an AD allow it to happen? These are your tax or tuition dollars, people. Demand more. Demand better. Quality matters.
Let’s get it together, people. If your team’s schedule is missing, it’s because your coach hasn’t submitted it to me. Get with them before you send a comment or email to me.