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An all time PNN favorite, I call it justice.
Can anyone say, “Road trip to Knoxville”?
You will reap what you sow, Mike Craig and Barry Jones.
I have nothing good and nothing left to say about the disgraceful lack of leadership from our SCHS Principal and Men’s Basketball Coach.
Except this: Welcome to Stewart County Basketball & Welcome to Stewart County. If you do it right, we will be behind you. If you do it wrong we will be on top of you. Don’t underestimate the folks that pay your salary and allow you to grace our County with your presence as a Coach. We are proud of what we have here.
And this: In my 40 years of coaching over a thousand Stewart County young adults and adults I can honestly say that these two egotistical, ignorant bullies are, in my opinion, the worst that we have EVER had in a position of power in our school system. And that includes a LOT of idiots, perverts, and sexual predators.
I am ashamed that I did not do a better job with at least one of them when he was younger. I thought I did but he has, it seems, a very short memory.
They care nothing of this County and are not worthy of it.
They are disgraceful and undeserving of our support. They are thieves and liars, among other things. Do not turn your backs on them. Do not trust them.
Soph Leader Post Shooter MVP
You guys are pretty good.
Can we join you?
Rebounder Dunker Ball Handler School Pride
No? Okay, then. Sorry we couldn’t help you. This is no way to run a railroad.
Asking the players if they are a better team without the last four members that left the program will most definitely yield a negative answer. They know the truth. Asking the Administrators and the Coaches the very same question will yield a positive answer. They are better off, they will say.
We’ll agree to disagree. SCHS men’s basketball is going in the wrong direction at the very worst time that it could. Some of the best prep basketball players in our history could be excelling right now but they are languishing, waiting for a different sport’s season.
That is a tragedy. Its perverted.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS OF STEWART COUNTY MEN’S BASKETBALL.
It is PNN’s view that misplaced coach Barry Jones has single-handed destroyed Stewart County High School pride and diversity with his detestable leadership and repulsive, obnoxious coaching techniques concerning the SCHS men’s basketball program. He did it but the Principle and the Athletic Director allowed it to happen.
Some of the best and brightest players in our school have been cast aside to make room, clearly, for administrator’s children. Cast aside is a generous term. Mr. Jones has humiliated, embarrassed, and run off some of the best student athletes our High School has seen in a generation to satisfy his own personal desires.
Mr. Jones will claim the cuts, which left our Team with only 7 varsity players (4 of which are administrator’s offspring), improved SCHS to an overall 15-15 record. Not too shabby, compared to last year, he will proclaim. But lets look inside those numbers that Mr. Jones’ suspect coaching points to as a reward. What did we gain by destroying our school’s pride and our ethnic diversity? What do we gain by fomenting a philosophy of exclusion rather than inclusion?
Over half of their wins came against teams with a combined record of 19-78! If you are keeping score at home then you know that over half of their wins came against teams with an average record of 5-20! You beat all of the weak sisters, Mr. Jones, and you claim victory?
What cost was your victory? It seems we are running a pretty expensive little operation to only placate well placed children, those lucky (or unlucky) enough to be claimed by you and your administrator buddies. You traded School Pride, Mr. Barry Jones and Mr. Mike Craig, and a solid team for special consideration to your privileged few.
The saddest part of this whole story? If you thought you were helping them, your children were hurt the most.
Lets make it a little better for you, shall we? 10 of your wins, fully 2/3 of all of your wins came against teams with a record of 42-111 or an average record of 7-18!
Was it worth the sacrifice, Mr. Jones and Mr. Craig, of humiliating and running off student athletes who’s cherished love of the game was trumped and tarnished by your egotistical, selfish wants?
Of course, it was not. Thank you, Mr. Craig, for sacrificing our children to sustain your own. That is not how it is supposed to work. That is not how fair minded people make decisions to benefit the entire school.
This is the kind of action taken by egotistical psychopaths and any Stewart Countian that is paying attention sees it. Lets lay it out for you so there can be no denying the facts.
SCHS Men’s Basketball record: 15-15
Below are the teams we played, their record, and the wins we logged against them:
Lewis County 3-21 2 wins
Fairview 3-22 2 wins
Clarksville Academy 6-17 2 wins
East Hickman 7-18 2 wins
This gives a total of: 19-78 8 wins (Beat teams with an average record of 5-20!)
Hickman County 11-17 1 more win
Portland 12-16 1 more win
(Source: CoachT.com 2/20/2015)
Figuring these extra two wins to account for 2/3 of our total (10) wins against teams with a total won/loss record of 42-111! Or, an average of 7-18!
Thats who we were beating, the weak sisters of the District. Jones destroyed a school’s team, it’s diversity, and it’s school’s pride to beat all of the weak sisters and claim a shallow victory. We are not impressed.
PNN maintains the loss of great kids to a program simply because the coach is a Class A jerk hand picked by a Class A bully is unacceptable. We lost diversity, leadership, and depth because we need to run a very costly program to satisfy almost ONLY administrator’s kids. How does that wash out?
This is not the kid’s fault. Those who continue to play and those who were run off are all victims of poor leadership. The fault lies squarely on you and I, Dear Reader, for allowing this to happen.
Demand better or accept mediocrity.
DATELINE CREEKWOOD, TN. 02/13/2015
Congratulations are in order for the SC Men’s Basketball Team. Even though they lost by the usual 46 points to Creekwood tonight (99-53) , the young men overcame a year’s worth of pitiful coaching to beat all of the other weak sisters of the District and they cobbled together a .500 season by the end of the year. Not too shabby at all considering they probably have the worst Coach in the Region. With only 7 Varsity players left on the team, those 7 Stewart Countians displayed the heart and courage of a lion to fight through their shortcomings, turnovers, and lack of rebounding. Another wasted year has gone by the wayside for a SC Team that once held great promise. Two years ago I predicted we would have two new gold banners hanging in our gym; one for this year as District Runner-Up and one for next year for who knows what? Maybe two banners next year? Jesus, was I wrong! We barely even have enough players to field a team.
We are now just waiting for the implosion. It will come.
Speaking of imploding, the SC Men’s Football Coach is trying to stay one step ahead of his mistakes and will soon bolt for East Robertson, PNN has learned (unless they question him more than we did). Who didn’t see that coming? Who didn’t call this a year ago? That’s right, Leta Gray and Mike Craig didn’t see this coming. They saw the “Play Offs”. “PLAY OFFS”!? Mr. Cuteness snapped his fingers and you bought it. Now, you’re the ones left holding the bag. Hold it, you earned it.
EDIT* 04/10/2015 FINLEY STAYS AT SC. Football Coach Cody Fibley will not, after all, “bolt” for East Robertson as was first alluded to here, on this blog, several weeks ago. PNN owns this mistake! I’ll hold it. I will ask this question, though. Did he stay because he chose to stay or did he stay because “they” chose not to hire him? RLB4
SC gave whats his name Finley tenure right off the bat, right? Isn’t there a gross misconduct clause somewhere in his contract? Far be it from Steve Nolin to call the kettle black and hold him to it.
We could only hope for the same quick exit out of what we call a basketball coach but no one else will have him. Imagine that. He couldn’t and still can’t find a job anywhere else in two States so we are stuck with him. Give him tenure, too, Mike Craig. He is your kind.
Look at the new players and cheerleaders board on the wall inside the gymnasium. Its a very nice board and professionally installed. The Lady Rebels and the Cheerleaders columns have so many names that they ran out of space to place them. The men’s basketball team has 8 names. Over half of the column is blank.
Its one thing to tear down a team. Its another to broadcast it to the world. Are you proud of it Coach? Mr. Principle? Ms Director of Schools? It shows.
Our administrators have turned their backs on Stewart Countians to welcome these out of town losers with excess baggage. At the end of the day, we’ll see who remains in SC for a lifetime. We’ll see who you have to say hello to in the grocery store 10 years from now. Hint: It won’t be Barry Jones and Finley “what’s his name”. They will be no more than pimples on our butts by then. They already are.
Its a great day to be a mediocre Rebel! That’s what you get with barely adequate leaders. Mediocrity.
Leta Gray, Steve Nolin, Chris Gwynn, and Mike Craig. You guys better hold on tight to these jobs. Now we know why you shoot and fire your best Lieutenants…you are all scared of them! Best to not have somebody smarter than you under you lest they expose your ignorance. Too late.
Welcome to “barely adequate” Stewart County where .500 is king and the hardest working, most productive teachers are given pink slips. It’s madness.
Remember the most important rule in Stewart County folks, the administrator’s kids ALWAYS play first. Damn a winning season.
Our kids deserve better. If you don’t think PNN is fighting for all of our kids, you are part of the problem.
PNN is grateful for the scores of well wishes we’ve received from out in the County on the Stewart County Schools issues. It is plain to see that the problems we see in our Athletic programs stretch much deeper than just making very poor coaching decisions.
We have fostered an environment in our County that is not conducive to problem solving. Whether it be poor leadership or poor advice, something is terribly amiss.
There is a ground swell of dissent.
DATELINE DOVER, TN. 01/28/2015
Congratulations to Mike Craig’s hand picked destroyer of Stewart County High School men’s basketball. Barry Jones, coaching (laughable to call him a coach) his 5th team in 10 years across two States, has taken the very best crop of young talent to come out of this County in 30 years and coached them into sad mediocrity. They will struggle to finish with an even record. It is a testament to the young men that they have succeeded, at all with this egotistical maniac at the helm.
Our team is now down to 8 varsity players (out of the WHOLE school)! What a piece of work this Jones character is. Mike Craig needs to find that rock he dug him out from under and both of them need to go hide underneath it until this County can find the strength to forgive them for their ignorance. That will take years, if ever.
The basketball gymnasium lobby @ SC, the one named after Mike Craig’s father is a disgrace to the County. It looks more like a mausoleum than a lobby. They have removed the pictures from the walls and you would think we had NO history here.
Speaking of men’s basketball, the coach has no pride in our team or our home. He has not “bought into” Stewart County. It shows in the way he treats our children. He has no time for them. They are only his paycheck. The same is true for the men’s football coach. It shows in our record and our house. This won’t change until we change some of these asinine, bullying, so-called “leaders” that are collecting paychecks and ruining this County by allowing this to happen…again.
That list starts with two but many in leadership roles should take a hard look at their past choices. These choices have put us where we are today.
If you thought we could get ahead a little better in our school system with a regime change, after riding in the back seat, sitting under the mushroom, and feigning ignorance for 30 years, you were wrong! Nothing has changed. We are still just as blissfully ignorant on the school board as we ever were.
Our coaches and administrators seem to be psychologically damaged egomaniacs and yet you would think they hung the moon. PNN knows what they are. They are imitators. They are liars. Many of them are running from or hiding from something or they wouldn’t even be here. They are not worthy of this County but they are very good “yes” men and that is what counts. I am only speaking of two coaches but MANY administrators. The rest of you who may take offense can get your panties out of a wad. You know you are NOT the problem. In fact, my guess is that most reading this article agree with PNN.
The MOST important thing in SC today is that the administrators and coach’s children all get to play. Isn’t that the Stewart County way? It’s too bad they can only be coached to a .500 level or 2-8 football season. It’s too bad because the kids are such good athletes that with just a little help and a lot better coaching, they could carry the load. The players know this. Look at their numbers. They voted with their feet. There are no replacements.
PNN is appalled that our current administrators are satisfied with these results.
Records do matter. Character matters. Learning how and being taught how to succeed matters! With a real coach and the talent we have in this County I GUARANTEE you our basketball record would be 17-6 or 18-5 right now and challenging Waverly for the #2 spot in the district. If you don’t think I could find a coach to make them better, try me. Our football team could have easily been 5-5. This is not rocket science, people.
One year, ten years of hiring idiots is forgivable but now this is the norm and we look to the decision makers as those accountable for this continuing failure to motivate, this continuing failure to lead.
Go to a game, Potneckers. Cheer on those last 8 basketball varsity players. God knows they have earned it.
Go watch the joke that coaches the men’s SC basketball team or the kid that coaches the football team or any of the administrators that sit on the visitor’s side of the basketball gym because they are too good to sit with SC fans. SC is divided. It is a very bad case of the “haves” and the “have nots”.
Half of the 8 players left on the team are administrator’s kids and they aren’t allowed to speak up and say, “no” to the madness so they’ll be there (whether they like it, or not). It is very sad for them to be left in the middle of this stink bag. Believe me when I tell you, I’ve been there. Our adult leadership in place in our school system is a travesty of the model it should be and it starts at the top. Recognize.
Are you listening, School Board Members? This is in your lap! YOU are signing off on bringing coaches to our county that split up families and tear apart marriages and destroy young people. It’s time for you all to wake up and smell the coffee. After decades of abuse and bullying and division and downright disgrace with regards to our athletic department, someone is holding the ball here.
Who holds the ball, who blows the referee’s whistle in this county with regards to our sad state of affairs in high school men’s football and basketball and the poor overall county perception of certain school system administrators?
School Board members, you have questions to answer.
STOP allowing these IDIOTS to teach and influence our children. Do your JOBS! Earn your paychecks! Or, respectfully, each of you, just go home and let someone else make the call.
DATELINE DOVER, TN. 12/23/14
SC stands @ 7-7 right now. With the RIGHT coaching and players we should be 12-2 and maybe 13-1. Our young men have earned every win. We have to help them more.
DATELINE, DOVER, TN. 11/11/2014
The Stewart County Lady Rebels played tough in their home opener against Portland but fell short on the scoreboard to the visiting team. The ladies are working hard on their game and will play for a better result Friday night when McEwen comes to town.
DATELINE. DOVER, TN. 11/16/2012.
There were four basketball games played tonight at SCHS. The JV Girls played tough and lost a last second heart breaker to a peppy little McEwen group. The JV boys started slow but picked up momentum and wore down a determined McEwen JV squad. SCHS Varsity girls play big and get a huge victory against a tough McEwen team. SCHS Varsity boys went up against a 6’7″ 250 lb. force from McEwen and he proved to be too much in the end. Freshmen Craig and Ford played big for Coach Tindol and Coach Ralls. Coaches for both SC teams on their games tonight.
Stewart County Middle School girls are, once again, Champions of their League.
The SCMS girls basketball team, coached by Kenny Daniel, are Champions again! For the second time in three years Coach Daniel guided his 2012 SCMS girls to a league championship. Through superb play that included excellent ball handling skills, the girls demolished Houston County in the Final defeating the shell shocked Irish 38-18. Developing…
Kenny Daniel, “History of a Champion”, coming soon with the Coach’s approval. Stay tuned…