To the Editor:
Guess what Lockhart. We will yet again be getting a new head coach at Lockhart High School. Our illustrious Superintendent decided that an adjustment to the football program needed to be made. Why he did not start with the Athletic Director is beyond me, but the head coach is where Mr. Parra chose to begin.
I just wanted to write this letter to any potential new Head Coach that is looking at Lockhart.
First, let me warn all coaches interested in Lockhart High School – it doesn’t matter if you have a winning season and take the team to the playoffs, or if you have a losing season; if you can make it past three or four years in Lockhart then you are a legend!
Also, as the new head coach you will have to learn how to appease the school board – most especially if a board member’s child plays on your team. If, as the new coach, you are able to satisfy the board most of the time, then you will have to listen to coaching strategies from the superintendent, who by the way, asked one day if “the purpose of the game was to score the most points.”
But most importantly for the new coach to know, by no means should you be a good guy. Don’t you dare teach the football boys to play as a team. Don’t show them how to win gracefully or how to have integrity when they are losing. Don’t explain to the boys that being a team is about everyone and not just about one or two superstars.
Also, and most importantly for the new coach to know and understand, please, don’t genuinely care about the boys on your team. Your predecessors have done all of these things and have not been allowed to stay.
Oh, I almost forgot to mention that you will also be blessed with several parents in this community who have great football knowledge and they will inform you constantly about what plays you should and should not run. I’m sure many of them would coach the team for you if you would only ask.
God Bless and Good Luck!
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