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  1. They are pretty young in every sport and having more success this year than in years past. 

    They aren't great, but this job could certainly be appealing to someone in the twilight of their career or a young guy who wants a first job. They may be close to competing again given the right leadership. 

  2. 11 hours ago, blesseddaily said:

    LOL!! That was 5 years ago and I was definitely blessed to find out I could retire at the end of that semester and definitely left that place!! Unfortunately it is still a dumpster fire!! The sad part is the kids are hard working, great kids but the board has absolutely destroyed it. 

    I want to play a game where we all try and guess the school district based on what you have said, but I don't want to go back to smoaky jail 🤣


    That may open Pandora's box 🤣

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  3. 2 hours ago, upullinmychain said:

    Or a former assistant who is coaching somewhere else at the moment,coaches and assistants that have come thru here over the last 10 -15 years all know Carlisle is in top shape for the rite dude.Rocky and clay built a program here and it's sustainable and coaches know this..Not many would want to take over a dumpster fire so this one will be high on the list for coaches looking to move forward with their careers and not have to start over from the bottom 🤷‍♂️.or for someone who wants to start the journey to their on legacy and leave their own mark on @CarlisleAthletics. 

    I can think of a couple that would be great. 

  4. 51 minutes ago, TIMRIGGINS said:

    I heard the new food joint in town was no good...That will hurt the number of applicants 

    That's why football hasn't been good in that town! Can't feed them boys right!

  5. 6 minutes ago, TIMRIGGINS said:

    I just watched "Texas bucket list bite of the week" about a burger in Bonham with a jalapeno sauce. I might apply just for that burger!

    An interview gives you an excuse to go! Don't even have to get the job!

  6. 55 minutes ago, GoodOleBoy73 said:

    As a Coach, have you ever taken a kid out of English class to lift weights? Why should athletics be any different? If we believe Athletics is important enough to be a class period (duh...it is what makes our state the best HS football in America) then we should treat the athletic period no differently than any other class. That is why teachers have scheduled tutorial times.

    100% the athletic period is our classroom! 

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  7. We will pull high school kids if they are in offseason. Never while they are currently participating in a season that is going on right then. We will pull JH kids whenever. They need to learn how to be student athletes

    We also have a school district wide tutorial period built in before lunch and before school starts. 

  8. 18 hours ago, Braves Cowboy said:

    I can say that the athletics community and parents are unhappy with this choice. They are basing this off of Burnham's umimpressive record as AD/Head Football Coach at Ore City.  The job at Community is for AD only and I'm sure coaching and records were considered, however it is an administration role. This is where the truly frightening facts are present.  The fact that Coach Burnham did not, in fact, even meet the qualifications for the AD position posted by Community itself. He has approximately 3 years of head coaching experiences, no post-graduate degree in Athletics administrations or a record of revitalizing the athletics community of Ore City.  He also seemingly has no experiencing with a growing district and navigating bonds issues and community engagement.  

    The information exists that Burnham was among 10 original candidates that met with the HR hiring committee for the position. The committee consisted of teachers, coaches and other CISD members. After the initial interview process, there were presumably to be 2 candidates presented to the superintendent for a final interview.  It is reported that Burnham did not pass the initial interview round with the HR hiring committee.  He was afterwards recommended, along with 2 other highly qualified candidates as favorable options.  Then the final decision was made to choose Burhnam, present him to the school board Monday evening for approval in open session, after presumably discussion that occurred earlier in the evening during closed session.  (The CISD school board agenda is available online.)

    It is easy to see the connections from CISD superintendent's, Dr. Tonya Knowlton, past work experiences and former districts appearing in current CISD leadership and hiring, with a leadership team comprised from past districts of Lexington ISD and previously in the east Texas districts of Harleton and the Ore City area.  It's difficult to surmise what is creating appropriate leadership with appropriate, qualified colleagues... and then pushing through unqualified candidates that do not match a district's and community's need and value of growth, character and accountability. 


    Such a warm welcome! 

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