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I've been hearing a lot of rumblings that a change could be coming in Marshall, anybody have any info on if this is true or just the local people talking?

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Is the Head Maverick a HOMETOWN legend?

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anybody have any info on if this is true or just the local people talking?

 

Where there's smoke...there's fire.

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Where there's smoke...there's fire.

It's definitely something to it. That's all I am going to say lol.

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The Supt in Marshall is not making any friends. Hopefully it is a short stay for him.

 

Marshall seems to go through Supts pretty fast. What's going on with that? Is it the board?

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Last few have used it as a stepping stone. Not a bad place at all. Board was supportive when I was there

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The school board is outstanding. They all have a true vision and always seem to make the best decisions with little or no bickering. Compared to what we saw a decade ago..... which was chaos, the true respect and cohesiveness of the current board is a breath of fresh air. It's been that way for 5-6 years now.

The the supt we had before was outstanding. He was instrumental in getting the $110 million bond passed that built new schools for all grades K-8. How many districts have every student in a new school? They got it done...... in East Texas.... in a district that's NOT rich. He simply moved to a bigger district.

Not sure about the current supt..... but I don't see the board tolerating him messing up what has been the most effective body we've had in a decade.

As for our HC..... I've heard he's interviewed for an AD job at a large 6A school in the DFW area. A somewhat high profile job.

Still no definitive word it seems.

Can't see him leaving coaching for an administrative position. JMHO.

His interview on NSD in the MNM basically stated how great it would be to coach on Friday night and drive across town to see his guys play at ETBU.

Lots of mixed signals it seems.....SO who knows. Ive heard he's gone. I've heard he's not. I heard he was dropped from consideration. I heard he pulled himself out. Some guys just apply around. No idea what's going to happen..... but he's turned things around in a hurry. And he got a HUGE gift from the boosters last year with the video board... and his wish list of an indoor practice facility and renovations at the stadium seems to be kicked around too. Hard to imagine a will to leave....but money talks!

Nothing has really changed thus far. But lots of chatter. LOTS.

Mavs SHOULD be loaded in 2017 They were very young in 2016 after a banner year in 2015. So it's interesting.

Stay tuned.

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Nothing has really changed thus far. But lots of chatter. LOTS.

 

At this point, it literally seems to change by the hour.

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Until HE says it.... nothing has changed.

 

Otherwise it's all small town chatter,

 

Lord knows we aren't talking about any of our girls sports this year 😬

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When the Supt( who is a former coach) stands on the sideline with his wife at every game, looking over your shoulder, it sends you a message. #1,that is just not done in the coaching world, just not done. #2 the Supt is looking for a reason to move you out and move one of "his guys" in. Seen it happen a 1,000 times. When a new Supt comes in and he is not the one that hires you, you better start looking. Marshall's coach knows that and that is a huge reason why you see what is going on with him looking around. Pretty pathetic way to do things by the new Supt, as Harper has done a GREAT job in Marshall. He walked into a complete dumpster fire program and has returned it to respectability and has it moving forward in the right way. Not to mention he is a hometown guy.

 

 

 

The Supt has done a lot of other things not athletics related that may see him on the list of short timers.

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When the Supt( who is a former coach) stands on the sideline with his wife at every game, looking over your shoulder, it sends you a message. #1,that is just not done in the coaching world, just not done. #2 the Supt is looking for a reason to move you out and move one of "his guys" in. Seen it happen a 1,000 times. When a new Supt comes in and he is not the one that hires you, you better start looking. Marshall's coach knows that and that is a huge reason why you see what is going on with him looking around. Pretty pathetic way to do things by the new Supt, as Harper has done a GREAT job in Marshall. He walked into a complete dumpster fire program and has returned it to respectability and has it moving forward in the right way. Not to mention he is a hometown guy.

 

 

 

The Supt has done a lot of other things not athletics related that may see him on the list of short timers.

I'm not saying that you're wrong about Harper and the superintendent's relationship. But as far as the sup being on the sidelines, that happens in the majority of schools. That to me is not meant to send a signal to Harper.

 

Like I said I don't know the situation in Marshall. He could very well want "his guy" in place. But being on the sidelines isn't a red flag.

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Now if he's literally standing over his shoulder, talking to him during the game, etc. That's a different story.

 

Heck, most places you have the Superintendent, the Principal's (all of them) school board members and other dignitaries on the dang sidelines.

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Others feel that the supt. is doing a great job in Marshall. IMHO, the success Harper had in Marshall is over-rated considering the abundance of talent there. Making the playoffs doesn't necessarily constitutes success, especially in a town like Marshall.....They beat who they were suppose to beat and wasn't competitive at all in defeat.

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Others feel that the supt. is doing a great job in Marshall. IMHO, the success Harper had in Marshall is over-rated considering the abundance of talent there. Making the playoffs doesn't necessarily constitutes success, especially in a town like Marshall.....They beat who they were suppose to beat and wasn't competitive at all in defeat.

Those others would be very few..

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Heck, most places you have the Superintendent, the Principal's (all of them) school board members and other dignitaries on the dang sidelines.

Not in the 25 years I have worked very closely with HS sports. They are in the stands and in the press box.

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Not in the 25 years I have worked very closely with HS sports. They are in the stands and in the press box.

Interesting. I've had the total opposite experience.

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Interesting. I've had the total opposite experience.

 

Exactly, everyone I've worked for was either and ex-coach or a want to be coach. In both instances they like dressing like coaches and acting like coaches and being on the sidelines. And the school board members want to control the horn, run threw tunnel or some other mechanism of the game so they can be on the sidelines too.

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Exactly, everyone I've worked for was either and ex-coach or a want to be coach. In both instances they like dressing like coaches and acting like coaches and being on the sidelines. And the school board members want to control the horn, run threw tunnel or some other mechanism of the game so they can be on the sidelines too.

Yep, 100%

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Not in the 25 years I have worked very closely with HS sports. They are in the stands and in the press box.

In Marshall, the Supt, principal, and whoever other school board people who wanted on the sideline have always stood at about the 20 yd line on the home side during games. It has never been "I'm watching you" thing, its always been about just being able to enjoy a good view of the game and still have a private conversation about whatever. The supt when I worked there would always spend about 5-10 minutes talking with me after I was done setting up the field pre-game. It's just what they have always done back to my high school years.

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In a lot of smaller towns the supt may be on the sidelines during the game....in bigger nicer stadiums they are usually in the pressbox...just depends on the situation......

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Others feel that the supt. is doing a great job in Marshall. IMHO, the success Harper had in Marshall is over-rated considering the abundance of talent there. Making the playoffs doesn't necessarily constitutes success, especially in a town like Marshall.....They beat who they were suppose to beat and wasn't competitive at all in defeat.

 

 

Thanks Mom

 

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The Supt

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