volunteer coach let go for requiring ‘line drills’

In general, it’s a mistake to use conditioning as a punishment at workout.

But any thinking human being instantly realizes the Hantsport School administration made a mistake here.

The Hantsport School junior high boys basketball team was about to play their first playoff game of the season last week. But two hours before the game, the school administration dismissed Brandon MacInnis, the team’s volunteer head coach. …

One of his long-standing coaching philosophies is for his players to be on time for practice, he said. Some of his players were fooling around in the locker room as practice was about to start last week.

“I hold the team to be accountable for their actions and because they were a little bit late we ran some line drills,” said MacInnis. …

The players on the team were shocked to learn before the playoff game that their coach had been let go. They made the decision to stand behind their coach and did not play the game, which resulted in them losing by forfeit. …

CBC – Hantsport residents rally behind volunteer coach fired hours before playoff game

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Career gymnastics coach who loves the outdoors, and the internet.

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