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    KY High School Coach

    Kentucky coach David Jason Stinson acquitted in Max Gilpin death - More Sports - SI.com

    It is sad that a high school player died but it is great news that the coach was found not guilty b/c if he would have been found guilty, there would be coaches all across the nation scared.



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    Re: KY High School Coach

    Quote Originally Posted by Tank View Post
    Kentucky coach David Jason Stinson acquitted in Max Gilpin death - More Sports - SI.com

    It is sad that a high school player died but it is great news that the coach was found not guilty b/c if he would have been found guilty, there would be coaches all across the nation scared.
    I don't think a guilty ruling would really change much of anything - look at George O'Leary @ UCF and Dennis Green /Korey Stringer with the Vikings. If anything, I hope that coaches at all levels make sure that their players are up-to-date with their medical testing and that team doctors at the college/professional level are monitoring each players condition on a regular basis.



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    Quote Originally Posted by 3GenClone View Post
    I don't think a guilty ruling would really change much of anything - look at George O'Leary @ UCF and Dennis Green /Korey Stringer with the Vikings. If anything, I hope that coaches at all levels make sure that their players are up-to-date with their medical testing and that team doctors at the college/professional level are monitoring each players condition on a regular basis.
    The problem with this case though is that it is dealing with the high school level and not the college / pro level. High school coaches are not just coaches but teachers and members of the community and if a guilty verdict would have been found, then things would have changed for ALL high school coaches. Also, most high schools do not have team doctors and especially team doctors that are at every practice. The players go through their annual physical to play and the only other time they will see a medical person is if something is wrong and the are usually never seen while at practice. This case has been going on for over a year now and there is still a civil lawsuit that won't go to court until Feb. that is pending.

    The only good that came of this though is that more water breaks are the norm, coaches are trained on what to look for with heat stress/stroke and complaints by the players of heat fatigue are being taken more seriously.



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    Re: KY High School Coach

    Quote Originally Posted by Tank View Post
    The only good that came of this though is that more water breaks are the norm, coaches are trained on what to look for with heat stress/stroke and complaints by the players of heat fatigue are being taken more seriously.
    That is good.

    On a related note, did you ever watch the "Junction Boys" about Bear Bryant's first year at A&M?

    His plan for conditioning was, apparently, to induce heat strokes in his players to toughen them up.


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    Re: KY High School Coach

    Quote Originally Posted by TykeClone View Post
    That is good.

    On a related note, did you ever watch the "Junction Boys" about Bear Bryant's first year at A&M?

    His plan for conditioning was, apparently, to induce heat strokes in his players to toughen them up.
    Yea I did and if Bear Bryant tried that today he would be banned from coaching for life! But, that was the norm back in the day when everybody walked to school, in the snow, up-hill both ways!!!!!



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    I am glad that the verdict went the right way on this. There's a certain inherent risk in sports, and it's up to the individual player to decide when enough is enough (especially with the other factors involved here). My son is just starting football, and I've made sure he knows that when he is hurt or feeling sick, that he needs to make his coaches aware of it.



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