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Old 01-29-2018, 08:45 AM
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Default State of Breathitt Co Girls Basketball
As a tax paying, board member electing, citizen of Breathitt County, I would like to apologize to the current, past, or could of been, members of the current BHS girls basketball program for being a part of the electorate that placed the current board of education in place. This board hired or allowed to be hired a coach with no playing or coaching experience. This move probably caused the transfer of their best player, the quiting of their two best remaining players, and the stunting of the development of their remaining players. There is only a small handful of remaining players that actually attend BHS. The squad is mostly made up of Sebastian Middle School students. For the sake of the remaining members of the squad, this coach should be immediately fired and replaced with someone who knows the game and can salvage something of this season by teaching strictly fundamentals for the rest of the season and undoing the harm already caused by this coach. Being taught how to do things the wrong way is worse than not being taught at all. The downfall of this program is not entirely on this coach. This started with the hiring of Wallace Bates which lead to numerous players within the Breathitt School District either attending other schools from the start or transferring out.
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Old 01-31-2018, 11:33 AM
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In my opinion, all of Breathitt's sports programs have been down the past couple of years. With the hire of John Noble as boys basketball coach has helped the basketball team. The girls basketball coach hire was a mistake, and the previous one was not a good either. I agree they need to find somebody who actually knows the game. It looks like Breathitt is trying to turn things around in my opinion, with the new hire for their baseball coach, along with John Noble, etc. things could turn around for them.
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Old 01-31-2018, 01:33 PM
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Breathitt is struggling more this year and Iím sure most of that is due to the kids who transferred out to other schools. But a lot of people want to confuse the present day sports scene at Breathitt with the days of yesteryear. What they fail to compute is Breathitt at times back in the 1950ís through the 1980ís had as many as 1,200 students in their high school. Nowadays that number is down to about 650, almost half less than in the past. That means they have less numbers to pull their teams from. Their school is smaller than Estill and Powell and not too much larger than their neighbor to the north, Wolfe.
Itís not going to be as easy or simple to come up with good to great teams every year these days. The numbers simply arenít there anymore. Occasionally they will have good years in different sports but itíll never be as consistent as it was with boys basketball under Farecy Woods or girls basketball when Irene Moore played for them or the state teams they had with the Noble girl. Itís much harder to do when you have less enrollment.
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Sure enrollment is down but that donít stop you from trying to build a fundamental foundation. The coach they have now donít have a clue about basketball. Girls basketball in the 14th region is really weak this year and Breathitt is in the very bottom of the region. With not a lot of hope in the coming years with Wolfe and Jackson city both having young teams also. I donít think either team has more than 1 Sr if any.
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Old 02-01-2018, 12:47 AM
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Sure enrollment is down but that donít stop you from trying to build a fundamental foundation. The coach they have now donít have a clue about basketball. Girls basketball in the 14th region is really weak this year and Breathitt is in the very bottom of the region. With not a lot of hope in the coming years with Wolfe and Jackson city both having young teams also. I donít think either team has more than 1 Sr if any.
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Let me start by saying I dont even know who the coach is at Breathitt. But Wannacat I guy to say you are way to critical of the high school coach. Its hard to win when you dont have the talent to do it with, I dont care how good of a coach you have. Would Coach Cal win the SEC with Alice Lloyds players? Probably wouldnt win a game. The problem lies with your youth programs and parents that obviously dont do anything sports related with their kids. You have got to get them started young and not depend on a coach do everything for your kid. Simply have to put more quality time in the gym at a young age. You put the time in, you will see good results. Probably wouldnt hurt the middle school girls to start working out either and getting more physically fit, that can make up for a lack of talent at times. And as for the high school coach working on fundamentals, yeah he probably needs to some but like I said before a foundation should already been in place from the elementary coaches.
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Your right about the youth situation
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I mentioned the state of Breathitt Basketball, not just the coach. As I mentioned, the downfall started with hiring of the previous coach, which lead to several players that live within the Breathitt school district, to attend other schools. The feeder programs have not changed. The players have been leaving after grade school and enrolling in other schools instead of BHS, due to coaching situation. The hiring of this coach caused players already in the program to quit or leave. Players and parents saw that this guy was a joke and knew nothing about basketball. You gave the analogy that coach Cal couldn't take Alice Lloyd players and win the SEC. Well, this coach couldn't take UK players and win the Three Rivers Conference.
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Originally Posted by Bulldogs4Ever View Post
Let me start by saying I dont even know who the coach is at Breathitt. But Wannacat I guy to say you are way to critical of the high school coach. Its hard to win when you dont have the talent to do it with, I dont care how good of a coach you have. Would Coach Cal win the SEC with Alice Lloyds players? Probably wouldnt win a game. The problem lies with your youth programs and parents that obviously dont do anything sports related with their kids. You have got to get them started young and not depend on a coach do everything for your kid. Simply have to put more quality time in the gym at a young age. You put the time in, you will see good results. Probably wouldnt hurt the middle school girls to start working out either and getting more physically fit, that can make up for a lack of talent at times. And as for the high school coach working on fundamentals, yeah he probably needs to some but like I said before a foundation should already been in place from the elementary coaches.
I agree with this. Not defending their coach or pudhiyhim out since Iím not actually around this program but you need a good feeder to help build the HS. This is true for any sport. The HS coach should improve the fundamentals of their players but at what level are they when they get to the HS level? Hard to win games if you are having to coach a HS team like a grade school or biddy league team.
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