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    Coach_J got a reaction from Voice_of_the_Quakers in New NAIA wrestling school in STL -- August Wesley, coach   
    Gives us a greater appreciation for coaches who do what they do with no assistants, no funding, crappy facilities, no outside help.  In my experience, some of the best coaches are virtually unknown, grinding it out with local kids, quietly building young people's futures.  Many of our "great" high school coaches today work with kids who are already exceptional when they arrive to the coach.  Props to them, but a shame that so many truly great coaches never get their due.
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    Coach_J got a reaction from wrestlingrecruit in New NAIA wrestling school in STL -- August Wesley, coach   
    Gives us a greater appreciation for coaches who do what they do with no assistants, no funding, crappy facilities, no outside help.  In my experience, some of the best coaches are virtually unknown, grinding it out with local kids, quietly building young people's futures.  Many of our "great" high school coaches today work with kids who are already exceptional when they arrive to the coach.  Props to them, but a shame that so many truly great coaches never get their due.
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    Coach_J reacted to JasonBryant in Humphrey   
    Wait. Wait. Wait.

    You searched for a multiple-time All-American and multiple-time senior world team member who had hundreds of stories/press releases written about him on the web prior to this weekend for wrestling and you’re telling me you searched his name and the word “wrestling” and you mean you didn’t get the desired result?



    it was my fourth result. too much effort to scroll that far down? The match was also the first video result from Flo when you clicked “News” which usually gives a user the most recent stories by news sites of the search.

    I’m all for being critical when there should be a better process, but this ain’t it chief.
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    Coach_J reacted to jp157 in New NAIA wrestling school in STL -- August Wesley, coach   
    This is true. I know several that would be that type but no one ever explained how to handle the political aspects of working in schools and had no idea what they need to do outside the technical side. So by the time they figure it out they’ve burned out
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    Coach_J reacted to Swayz in New NAIA wrestling school in STL -- August Wesley, coach   
    Right now I know of a lot of coaches struggling.  Many have to be in charge of write ups and update websites on their own,   have to be the bus driver to all day tournaments that they coach in all day,  play tutor,  coach,  disciplinarian,  and in all honesty  have to do the dam job of the admissions people after they as coaches have brought those kids to the program and signed them.   I really can't stand the admissions folks at that level (meaning very small schools).  When 80pct and higher of your on campus is athletes,  how about you enroll the kids,  do the follow up with the kids that have signed and help the coaches out who are short staff and don't have 5-6 other admissions folks!  
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    Coach_J got a reaction from flyingcement in New NAIA wrestling school in STL -- August Wesley, coach   
    Gives us a greater appreciation for coaches who do what they do with no assistants, no funding, crappy facilities, no outside help.  In my experience, some of the best coaches are virtually unknown, grinding it out with local kids, quietly building young people's futures.  Many of our "great" high school coaches today work with kids who are already exceptional when they arrive to the coach.  Props to them, but a shame that so many truly great coaches never get their due.
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    Coach_J reacted to JasonBryant in Humphrey   
    Google takes time to index. Go to the source. If you expect the internet to spoon feed you, wait a few more years. It’s pretty tough to have missed this even if you do the most basic of web crawls - google won’t answer everything the same day. Most heavy internet users should already know this.  
    But I guess if you can’t google something and a result doesn’t show from a story within the last 24 hours, the site is broken?
     
    Don’t give up! You can do it!
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    Coach_J reacted to JasonBryant in Humphrey   
    Maybe the front page of the site of the forum you are reading?

    TheMat, UWW, Flo … well, those are three of the biggest wrestling sites in the world.

    IndianaMat, major news outlets retweeting the info on social platforms, my daily wrestling newsletter … if you were looking for it and didn’t see it, what do you actually look for on a daily basis?

    I’m asking sincerely, since if people can’t find this easily, then maybe someone’s doing something wrong.

    Cause it should have been impossible to not read the brothers line by most.
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    Coach_J got a reaction from CoachWrestling in New NAIA wrestling school in STL -- August Wesley, coach   
    When I was coaching in college I had a guy leave about a half dozen messages with our athletic secretary wanting to join our program as an assistant (there was no job opening, he just wanted a job); he explicitly told her to tell me that he had "coached with Dan Gable."  I had never heard of the this guy before, and I knew the main staff members at Iowa for the past decade or so, but I this guy's name did not ring any bells.  I thought he had possibly been a grad assistant or volunteer coach or maybe associated with the HWC.  When I could finally track it down, I discovered he had been a counselor at a Dan Gable wrestling camp for a week about 20 years before. He finally landed a high school job using the same ploy and was fired within two months of getting the job (I'm sure Gable was pissed to see a beloved protege treated so disrespectfully).  Got me thinking about all the folks I "coached with" in my lifetime.... 
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    Coach_J reacted to MadMardigain in New NAIA wrestling school in STL -- August Wesley, coach   
    Probably off someplace accepting a major international award on that same date. 
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    Coach_J reacted to jp157 in New NAIA wrestling school in STL -- August Wesley, coach   
    I associate people who do that with wrestling in the same category as the wannabe tuff guy youth coaches 
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    Coach_J got a reaction from jp157 in New NAIA wrestling school in STL -- August Wesley, coach   
    When I was coaching in college I had a guy leave about a half dozen messages with our athletic secretary wanting to join our program as an assistant (there was no job opening, he just wanted a job); he explicitly told her to tell me that he had "coached with Dan Gable."  I had never heard of the this guy before, and I knew the main staff members at Iowa for the past decade or so, but I this guy's name did not ring any bells.  I thought he had possibly been a grad assistant or volunteer coach or maybe associated with the HWC.  When I could finally track it down, I discovered he had been a counselor at a Dan Gable wrestling camp for a week about 20 years before. He finally landed a high school job using the same ploy and was fired within two months of getting the job (I'm sure Gable was pissed to see a beloved protege treated so disrespectfully).  Got me thinking about all the folks I "coached with" in my lifetime.... 
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    Coach_J reacted to MonagFam in Par Terre confusion -- Japan Greco Roman Compeition   
    He made it entertaining and one wonders how it might look without those points for blue. I dont know the rules well enough, but it was just bizarre.
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    Coach_J got a reaction from MonagFam in Par Terre confusion -- Japan Greco Roman Compeition   
    The poor chap is using the old par terre starting position and just can't seem to get it right.  Doesn't know his chest must be flat to mat.  He's scrappy and shows some flashes (like with the high dive attempts, and his par terre defense is commendable) but inexperience seems to get the best of him.
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    Coach_J got a reaction from BerniePragle in Best Nickname!   
    The true original "Kid Dynomite"...  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9YsYxKkAIM
     
     
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    Coach_J reacted to gowrestle in Sammie Henson   
    Online degrees yield minimal learning for the students but it’s a cash cow for the institutions. 
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    Coach_J reacted to John Morgan in Greco Roman Fix   
    Just in reference to the Par Terre defense comments.  If you are training young kids in FS or GR this may help.  The reason I created these is because I couldn't find many PT instructional vids.  
     
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    Coach_J reacted to bman546 in Greco Roman Fix   
    I agree... First, our Greco guys up through high school split time with folkstyle (folkstyle on the feet translates better to freestyle, but we all know this), so we fall behind quickly and lack the speed and flow of transitions and feel compared to the rest of the world. Also in line with our late start to full time Greco, it causes our wrestlers to suck in par terre. We also suck in par terre in freestyle for the most part.  There is a recipe for winning a Greco medal at the World level.  Fight like hell, brawl, in their face, wear guys down... (Hall, Warren, Lindland etc.). But the rest of the world has upped their game with regards to conditioning and the will and ability to brawl... Maybe some of you heard the story of the Cuban wrestler after the tournament telling Lindland it isn't boxing, but wrestling.  Lindland got two silver Medals this way, but guys are prepared for it now, and with the current rules they know if they hold position they will get a go on top and can turn us like tops.  
    We also have the blind leading the blind. Team USA should be beating the rest of the world by beating them, and not beating them by wrestling like an American. Americans suck in par terre. Why? Because our best wrestlers get a false sense of their skills, or a false sense of security day in and day out in their training. They train with other guys who generally suck in par terre.  USA wrestlers rarely, if ever, have to defend or work for a turn with partners that have world class skills on top and bottom. We don’t have the coaches and partners to learn and develop those skills. People will talk about how tough Ellis Coleman is on top...They always fail to clarify, tough when he is on top of an American. Dennis Hall who won a World Championship, an Olympic Silver and a World Bronze, would bring foreigners over to train with. He would focus on being in the positions where he was getting his ass kicked. Ivan Ivanov was one of these wrestlers that came to the U.S. and worked with Hall. Armenian World Champ Aghasi Manukyan was also brought over by Hall. For those that don't know, when Manukyan won his World Championship, he broke the ribs of all five of the opponents he wrestled with his revers lift... We don't train to beat the world. We train as if we are satisfied beating Americans, and if we beat Americans we think we are doing great. USA Wrestling (the organization) has been moronic in its quest for success in Greco.  Lindland does know what it takes for an American brought up on folkstyle to win world medals, but USA Wrestling actually offered the job to Terry Brands... WTF? Terry is a great coach, but he isn't a Greco coach. USA Wrestling felt too many wrestlers with Greco skills matriculate (my inner Hank Stramm talking) to freestyle after college careers. Why shouldn't they? Folkstyle prepares them better for freestyle (maybe) but folkstyle certainly hampers one's Greco development. They felt a coach with college ties might be able to recruit more post college wrestlers to Greco.  That wasn't going to cause any great change. Most of those wrestlers have created an even greater uphill climb by wrestling folkstyle in college for 5 years... Who in the past 30 years won a World Medal after wrestling college folkstyle for four or five years? Rulon? The problem won't get fixed until they invest in more foreign coaches, and recently retired foreign stud Greco wrestlers to come over and wrestle with and teach our guys. 
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    Coach_J got a reaction from Drake_Mallard in Clowney flakes out again   
    Iowa Central, Nebraska, Iowa State, Iowa, the OTC and how many RTCs...one NCAA 5th place, one world 9th place to show for it.  The coach's fault, a girlfriend's fault, communists' fault, the police's fault, cancel culture's fault, libtards fault, the "haters'" fault (I think I hit the major culprits accused of pooping in his pants).  His talent afforded him opportunities others only dream of but he squandered all of them.  So many quality people tried to help this guy but he gave in to the back slappers and enablers (chief among them daddy).  Hoping one day he grows up and gets his head together, but recent evidence is that is a ways away.  He's not yet 30, so there's an increasingly shorter window for this to happen...
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    Coach_J reacted to Lurker in Paging Blue Dragons   
    Well....we already know what you're going to say when he doesn't even sniff the finals, so......
    Moving along
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    Coach_J reacted to bnwtwg in Paging Blue Dragons   
    Probably the same thing I'll say when he doesn't make it to the finals - that he's a bum and his dad is a deadbeat.
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    Coach_J reacted to Mike Parrish in Clowney flakes out again   
    My favorite part of this clown show of his is where he opened his cakehole and maligned the women, all of whom had international medals (and now Olympic medals) where he has won nothing.
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    Coach_J reacted to dman115 in Clowney flakes out again   
    I am usually a guy that doesn't like to criticize someone I have never met and only read about in the interwebs, but I somewhat have to agree with you Coach...this guy does really seem like he deserves all the bad criticism he receives.  Hard to believe it is always everyone else's fault when there is always one common denominator in all his issues...himself.
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    Coach_J reacted to nhs67 in Clowney flakes out again   
    Shhhh... If you say his name 3 times Blue Dragons will appear.
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    Coach_J reacted to wrestlingphish in Clowney flakes out again   
    Sounds like Downey just decided not to travel to Iowa for his match against Gadson (and BJJ match the next day) and didn't even let the promoters know. Disappointing as I was really looking forward to watching Kyven smash him. 
    On a more positive note, looks like Willie Miklus actually lives the 'anyone, anytime, anywhere' motto that Clowney always (falsely) claimed to live by and has stepped up to wrestle Kyven tonight. 
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