Open Job: Nelson County

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    Open Job: Nelson County

    Coach Kenneth Thornsberry stepped down yesterday to spend more time with his family.
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    Well that didnt last long.

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    I have to question if stepping down to spend more time with family isn't code for "the team I coach only won 1 game in 2 years". It's tough sledding at Nelson County.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TylerDurden View Post
    I have to question if stepping down to spend more time with family isn't code for "the team I coach only won 1 game in 2 years". It's tough sledding at Nelson County.
    Thornsberry has a 2yo and another baby on the way due in April.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Schue View Post
    Thornsberry has a 2yo and another baby on the way due in April.
    Well I can't say that I blame the guy then. That has to be a tough job to keep up at when it's keeping you from a growing young family like that at home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TylerDurden View Post
    Well I can't say that I blame the guy then. That has to be a tough job to keep up at when it's keeping you from a growing young family like that at home.
    And even if it was about losses, I still don't blame him. He was not put in a position to succeed the way things went down after Egli left.

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    Egli left the program in bad shape but sharing kids with Thomas Nelson High school is also a factor. This will be a tough job! IMO

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrMidLine View Post
    Egli left the program in bad shape but sharing kids with Thomas Nelson High school is also a factor. This will be a tough job! IMO
    I've heard some chatter that Thomas Nelson might be converted into a ninth grade center and all 10-12 graders would go back to Nelson County. All students would play for NCHS. Is this fact, fiction, or shades of grey?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrMidLine View Post
    Egli left the program in bad shape but sharing kids with Thomas Nelson High school is also a factor. This will be a tough job! IMO
    That was more on the administration than Egli.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plantmanky View Post
    That was more on the administration than Egli.
    Not when Thornsberry takes over the program and they are 20k in debt left by Egli.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrMidLine View Post
    Not when Thornsberry takes over the program and they are 20k in debt left by Egli.
    An administrator had to approve those purchases.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plantmanky View Post
    An administrator had to approve those purchases.
    False! Egli ordered uniforms without approval from anyone and without any money to pay for them. Then took another Job and left the Nelson County Program in a lot of debt.
    Thornsberry might not have won a lot of games but he is leaving the program in better shape then when he got to Nelson and with ZERO debt!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gchs_uk9 View Post
    I've heard some chatter that Thomas Nelson might be converted into a ninth grade center and all 10-12 graders would go back to Nelson County. All students would play for NCHS. Is this fact, fiction, or shades of grey?
    Depends on who gets hired as the new super for NC Schools.

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    The best rumor about Thomas Nelson HS is that because of declining enrollment at NC Schools is that whomever is the new super will be welcomed to shut down TNHS and make it a one-school county system like it used to be.

    These are just persistent rumors I've heard. I have no clue if this will actually happen. But the bottom line is Nelson Co. did not need TNHS, even though it's a great school.

    That school was built on a bunch of garbage being foisted upon the folks from back in 2008 when the whole BRAC (base realignment and closure) stuff with the wild expectation that Ft. Knox was going to get thousands of people stationed there that never really materialized. NC Schools folks at the time bought into this idea that there would be a ridiculous amount of development on the NW end of Nelson Co, and the schools would not have enough room for all the new people, so they built TNHS.

    That development and population growth in NW Nelson Co. never happened.

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    The fact that TNHS is a state of the art school makes it to believe it would be closed.

    Doesn’t Bethlehem take some kids as well?

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