Letting McGlone go was a mistake
I was glad to see Sean Horne take over as superintendent of the Russell schools. He grew up next door to me.
But I ask the superintendent if the dismissal of Russell football coach Ivan McGlone was the right thing to do.
I know from experience that some people from Russell have a lot more influence than others. Back around 2000 and 2002, there was a handful of us who were putting in countless hours at the football stadium, painting the big ”R” on the field, putting up the fire-breathing Devil, painting handrails all around the stadium, hanging signs and banners. Where were all those influential people then?
One year we raised money to purchase a PA system to play music while the boys were warming up. I was shown a letter from a woman asking us to stop playing that music because she came to the games early to socialize and she could not do that because of the noise.
A little bit at a time, that lady won out. Of all the people who say it was time for a change, I bet some of them are also just at the game to socialize. Some will go home and not even know what the score was.
Maybe we don’t need a new coach; we need a new support system. Most fans have never seen the small sign on the gym that reads, “These eyes are not to be referred to as the devil’s eyes, but the eyes of determination as seen in the eyes of the class of 2003.”
A lot of that determination came for Coach Ivan McGlone and his staff.
After Coach McGlone’s service to our sons and some of their fathers for 30-plus yeas, he should have been able to stay even if he was on life support.
Louis Gabbard, Flatwoods
Letting McGlone go was a mistake
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