Wednesday, June 13, 2012

An Interesting Question of Ethics and Coaching

Andy Staples, over at, has written a very interesting piece about an assistant football coach who has a rather shady background in the rap music business. He is from Miami and now coaches at an impoverished high school there with great success in getting young men out of gangs and into coach through football.

It is a curious case concerning ethics and coaching as well as hiring and coaching. Such questions raised are as follows: Should a school allow a volunteer coach to not be screened with a background check? If so, how much should the prior background check blackball a proven coach simply because of bad behavior many years before?

Read this piece and let me know what you think.

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