Just shy of 40 years coaching and I shake my head. Bob Dole is right--lunatic helicopter parents (and apparently grandparents) drive many good coaches from the ranks. I remember once I lost an overtime bout at the edge of the mat and threw my anklet backwards in disgust--hit my coach in the face. He grabbed me and launched me up about 5 rows up into a folded back row of bleachers. My father's comment to the coach: "He deserved that." My coach loved me like a son and he didn't hurt me, but he was firm and I learned a very valuable lesson about being a disrespectful jack-ass that day. (And no, I'm not condoning being physically abusive with an athlete--if that's your reaction you've missed my point entirely; it was a very different time, and, right or wrong, very different code of ethics. My point is that whatever Billman did or didn't do is far short of what my coach did and Billman didn't deserve being fired.)
Did you have to walk uphill both ways to the match?