I don’t normally weigh in on local high school sports coach hirings and firings because, well, it’s high school.
These brave souls work with our kids for what amounts to a couple bucks per hour. Some folks have a knack for coaching, but they’re all doing the best they can. They’ve got enough people (and the occasional crazy parent) second-guessing their work.
I will, however, say this: Greenfield-Central made the correct call to bring back Roger Dodson in football.
He’s passionate about the job, interviewing impressively (according to those in the know) after he retired as a teacher and, by state statute, had to give up his coaching position for a minimum 30 days.
I’ve spoken with two area head coaches regarding Dodson’s’ rehire at Greenfield-Central, and they’re both ecstatic for the veteran leader.
“I guess a big part of how I judge a coach is if I would want my son to play for him,” one coach told me. “And I would have no problem with my child playing for coach Dodson.
“From speaking with him and watching his teams, it’s very, very clear he cares about his kids. He’s just a good man.”
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