Tim Adams Say's Goodbye to Fastpitch Softball Coaching

Tim Adams Say's Goodbye to Fastpitch Softball Coaching

Post by Mark Cuthberts » Tue, 15 Oct 1996 04:00:00


But Tim,
   Who's gonna keep Vince in line?

 
 
 

Tim Adams Say's Goodbye to Fastpitch Softball Coaching

Post by Ken Mille » Tue, 15 Oct 1996 04:00:00

Quote:

> Dear Fastpitch Friends:
>      It is with deep regret that I say goodbye to coaching girls fastptich softball.  It
> is a bittersweet departure.  I resigned my high school head coaching job as of October the
> 1st.  There were several reasons.
> (1.) The school offered me the head wrestling coach job.
> (2,) The dis-loyalty of an assistant coach who was going to be forced to give up the job
> called parents and created a huge nightmare.
> (3.) The prospects of coaching my own daughter would put a strain on our whole family.
> (4.) The constant bickering of parents who thought their daughters should be accorded
> all-star, all-state, and all-everything no matter what the stats or team problems their
> daughter created!  .
> (5.)The desire of the school to have women coaching girls sports.

  Tim,
        I'm very sorry to hear this.  We're gonna miss you!
And I'm sure that everyone on the list wishes you and your daughter
happiness and success.
     I can understand and relate to reason #1 and especially reason #3!
I figure that reasons #2 and #4 come with the territory (both have
happened to just about anyone coaching any sport at one time or
another).
But reason #5 bothers me a great deal.  I'd hate to think that we've
reached the point where the men who have helped to nurture girls'
sports by their enthusiastic support as coaches and officials, way
back from the days when other men told them that girls shouldn't even
play sports, are now being told that their presence is no longer
welcome.  Especially someone as obviously dedicated as you have been.

      Best Wishes and Good Luck!

Ken Miller      Rehoboth, MA

 
 
 

Tim Adams Say's Goodbye to Fastpitch Softball Coaching

Post by Phenix Mgt Int' » Tue, 15 Oct 1996 04:00:00

: Dear Fastpitch Friends:

:      It is with deep regret that I say goodbye to coaching girls fastptich softball.  It
: is a bittersweet departure.  I resigned my high school head coaching job as of October the

TIM: The very best of luck in your NEW role in fastpitch, I hope you have
more fun as a fan than you have had recently as a coach, but let's hope
you never leave the game.  Many THANKS for your positive contributions to
the game.

All the Best,

Al

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Tim Adams Say's Goodbye to Fastpitch Softball Coaching

Post by Tim Ada » Tue, 15 Oct 1996 04:00:00

Dear Fastpitch Friends:

     It is with deep regret that I say goodbye to coaching girls fastptich softball.  It
is a bittersweet departure.  I resigned my high school head coaching job as of October the
1st.  There were several reasons.  
(1.) The school offered me the head wrestling coach job.
(2,) The dis-loyalty of an assistant coach who was going to be forced to give up the job
called parents and created a huge nightmare.
(3.) The prospects of coaching my own daughter would put a strain on our whole family.
(4.) The constant bickering of parents who thought their daughters should be accorded
all-star, all-state, and all-everything no matter what the stats or team problems their
daughter created!  .
(5.)The desire of the school to have women coaching girls sports.

It was the sum total of all of these.  I am not going to berate or accuse anyone as
causing or leading to my decision.  Our team was 115 and 30 while I was head coach so
winning was not the problem.  The school will hire a nice young woman who is just out of
Hunington College in Indiana to coach the team.  The assistant thinks he is still going to
coach and teach the new Coach the softball ropes.  The administration and schoolboard are
scurrying to make sure that this doesn't happen.  
     My freshman daughter will pich for the high school this spring so I will be a keen
observer.  I probably am going to remove THE COACHES CORNER and now start concentrating on
building a WEB WRESTLING SITE.  As they say all good things must come to a close.  I have
spent 7 years on the Internet 5 talking softball.  rec.sport.softball is my legacy to all
of you keep it going and I will check in once in awhile.

May God Bless All of You

Tim Adams

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Tim Adams Say's Goodbye to Fastpitch Softball Coaching

Post by Vince Den » Tue, 15 Oct 1996 04:00:00


Quote:
>But Tim,
>   Who's gonna keep Vince in line?

Gee, I thought I was doing pretty good lately.

Who's going to take on ***Pitch Mag?

Vince

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Tim Adams Say's Goodbye to Fastpitch Softball Coaching

Post by Jazzso » Wed, 16 Oct 1996 04:00:00

Tim, I am truly sorry for you because this sport needs everyone who has
its best interest at heart. In the past you and I have flamed each other
on many occasions but never did I get the feeling you did not love the
game. Being a good fan has many good points. Please support the game and
the kids because as you often pointed out it is "good for the kids".
Good luck,
Don

 
 
 

Tim Adams Say's Goodbye to Fastpitch Softball Coaching

Post by Matthew E. Pollac » Wed, 16 Oct 1996 04:00:00

Quote:

> Dear Fastpitch Friends:

>      It is with deep regret that I say goodbye to coaching girls fastptich softball.  It
> is a bittersweet departure.  I resigned my high school head coaching job as of October the

Tim,

Although I don't know you, you sound like the kind of guy the game needs
to have around.  Have you considered taking up umpiring?  Sure, you get
***from coaches and fans.  But the ***ends when the game does (or
shortly thereafter).  You already seem to have the attitude (and ethics)
necessary to officiate.

In my opinion, there are too many half-hearted umpires out there.  I
always prefer to work with a new umpire who, while making a lot of
mistakes, is e***d about the game, rather than one who has been
working 20 years and is going through the motions.  (I do not intend to
infer that all long-time umpires are just going through the motions.)

Of course, you may just wish to sit on the sidelines and watch your
daughter's team play.  You could help the game quite a bit just by
sitting in the stands yelling "Good play" or "Good try" to the players.

Take care, and best of luck to you.

Matt Pollack
ASA and high school umpire

 
 
 

Tim Adams Say's Goodbye to Fastpitch Softball Coaching

Post by Penny Ves » Tue, 22 Oct 1996 04:00:00

I am saddened by your departure but a little bothered by your reasons for
doing it.  As a coach myself I know that we can never please everyone.  If
you felt as if what you were doing was in the best interest of the
athletes than fine, but don't do it because of parents or other coaches.
What you're doing is giving into them an saying they were right, they win.
Athletes come first.  Your record should stand for itself.  Your program
was a success.  I'm sorry to hear others had this much of an influence on
your decision.  Didn't your athletic department support you??

Just a former Div. I player, Div II coach, has been. I am now a high
school coach (too much moving the last several years)...

Good luck with wrestling...my husband use to wrestle in Louisiana, I got
him to love Hawaii.  Were still young, who knows where we'll end up next.

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Tim Adams Say's Goodbye to Fastpitch Softball Coaching

Post by Paul Pomero » Wed, 23 Oct 1996 04:00:00

Matt:  I've been coaching girls fast pitch for the past 8 years, since
my daughter was 7.  The one thing I keep telling all my girls is "Don't
let the ***s ruin a perfectly good kids game."  When the ***s,
whether parents, coaches or umpires forget just who's game it really is,
is when the fun goes out of it for all of us.  When the ***s quit
having fun with softball, they should take up golf and leave softball to
those who have fun with it.  It is truly America's sport.  (And I still
can't believe that not a single game was televised during the
Olympics!!)