Warren East hires Jeff Griffith as new football coach.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldgrappler View Post
    I didn't mean to turn this into a Griff vs Boone thing. I honestly just wanted to know if it was the same guy. I was not around when Griff was head coach, my son was still in pee wee. I have no opinion of him as a coach, good or ill, since I have no experience with him. I wish him nothing but the best in every endeavor.
    I probably had more access to Coach Griff than most, he is a good man.
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    Boone's mess is not the product of a coach before Griffith, Griffith, or anyone who has or is following. It's a zoning and population concentration problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by W.E. Raider View Post
    Boone's mess is not the product of a coach before Griffith, Griffith, or anyone who has or is following. It's a zoning and population concentration problem.
    Very true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdg937 View Post
    He certainly turned Boone County around. They are still trying to recover. Two years and one win and then bolts. From what I am told, he is really disorganized when it comes to fulfilling head coaching duties (practice schedules, etc.). Some people are great assistant coaches, but are not as good as head coaches.
    Boone is a terrible job. Look at their record over the last 7 years. Old saying you cant make chicken salad out of chicken crap.

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    Not to talk about the kids because there are some very good players BUT just not enough of them for 6A football. New schools have killed the program

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    I agree with the above comments; the Boone job is now a difficult situation. However, Boone was in the state semis about 15 months prior to coach Griffith getting the position, which he sought with vigor. Then he leaves after two years and one loss. Now he has done it to Barren. Great coaches don't do that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdg937 View Post
    I agree with the above comments; the Boone job is now a difficult situation. However, Boone was in the state semis about 15 months prior to coach Griffith getting the position, which he sought with vigor. Then he leaves after two years and one loss. Now he has done it to Barren. Great coaches don't do that.
    However, Boone was 1 and 10 about 3 months prior to Coach Griffith getting the position.

    Just keeping it real @jdg937

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdg937 View Post
    I agree with the above comments; the Boone job is now a difficult situation. However, Boone was in the state semis about 15 months prior to coach Griffith getting the position, which he sought with vigor. Then he leaves after two years and one loss. Now he has done it to Barren. Great coaches don't do that.
    I don't know if he is great or if anyone even mentioned the word great. I don't know if you know this, but there are 5 things a HC has to have for the program to be great.
    1. Some game changing, probably fast, players.
    2. A fairly large number of strong, mentally tough, role players.
    3. Quality staff in fairly large numbers.
    4. Administrators with a backbone and at least a willingness to not hinder success.
    5. A fairly large number of parents who buy in or at least stay out of the way.

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    At most schools #2 is the only thing a HC has direct control over.

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    2,3, and 5 are the responsibility of the head coach. These are things expected of coaches. If you do 2, 3, and 5 well 1 and 4 will take care of themselves to a degree.

    Being a successful head coach is difficult. If it was easy anyone could be a successful coach. Coach Griffith knew what he was getting into. I don't agree with bailing on the kids so quickly, at Boone and Barren. Good coaches stick it out and turn it around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdg937 View Post
    2,3, and 5 are the responsibility of the head coach. These are things expected of coaches. If you do 2, 3, and 5 well 1 and 4 will take care of themselves to a degree.

    Being a successful head coach is difficult. If it was easy anyone could be a successful coach. Coach Griffith knew what he was getting into. I don't agree with bailing on the kids so quickly, at Boone and Barren. Good coaches stick it out and turn it around.
    You have literally no idea how HS football works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theguru View Post
    However, Boone was 1 and 10 about 3 months prior to Coach Griffith getting the position.

    Just keeping it real @jdg937
    You are correct Guru. Just wanted to remind that the cupboard at Boone was not completely empty when he arrived. Either way, his untimely exit did not help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iam4thecats View Post
    You have literally no idea how HS football works.
    Lol. Nice, well thought out argument. Trust me, I have a pretty good idea how hs football works. I know how it works in real life rather than just on a message board.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdg937 View Post
    Lol. Nice, well thought out argument. Trust me, I have a pretty good idea how hs football works. I know how it works in real life rather than just on a message board.
    There's a lot of coaches on this board. Some more successful than others. See if you can rustle up support for your claim that 1 and 4 will take care of themselves. I'll be back to get the update periodically. 3 and 5 you can ask for and other people will decide if it happens or not. 1 and 4, you have no clue.

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    I stand by my comments.

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