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What's Going on at BW?
« on: October 20, 2012, 09:50:39 PM »
Ive seen a few rumors online about the football coach being fired today? are there any TRUE details on this? If this is true,hard to believe. This coach seems like he's been the answer for these kids the last two years with the success they've been having. Anyone?
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Re: What's Going on at BW?
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2012, 12:08:30 AM »
From the T-N:

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Taylor out as BW coach

From Staff Reports Cumberland Times-News

CUMBERLAND — The Bishop Walsh Spartans, who cruised to their seventh win of the season on Saturday, will have new head coaches next week when they face John Paul the Great.

Geno Taylor is no longer the head coach of the Spartans, the Cumberland Times-News learned Saturday after the Spartans’ 58-13 victory over the Virginia Lions. The news was confirmed by Bishop Walsh Athletic Director Jim Zamagias, who said he could make no further comment because it is a personnel matter. As of Monday, Mike Allen and Michael Fields will be the coaches.

Taylor also confirmed that he was no longer the Bishop Walsh coach, and declined additional comment Saturday night.

Taylor was hired June 7, 2011. At the time there had been the possibility of BW discontinuing its football program. He had an 11-5 coaching record at Bishop Walsh, his first team having gone 4-4.

Saturday’s game against John Paul the Great will be the final home game of the year for Bishop Walsh.

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Re: What's Going on at BW?
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2012, 01:01:12 AM »
Wow, must be pretty major. Its a shame when this guy has done so much for the football program in the last two years. Hopefully the kids can get behind playing for someone else other than Taylor.  Hate to see this!
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Re: What's Going on at BW?
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2012, 10:31:40 AM »
Wow, must be pretty major. Its a shame when this guy has done so much for the football program in the last two years.
BW administration must not have seen it that way.

Will Dave Norman be as hard on BW for 'hiding' behind a 'personnel matter' as he is on the BOE?

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Re: What's Going on at BW?
« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2012, 10:37:42 AM »
Wow, must be pretty major. Its a shame when this guy has done so much for the football program in the last two years.
BW administration must not have seen it that way.

Will Dave Norman be as hard on BW for 'hiding' behind a 'personnel matter' as he is on the BOE?

I see it as  apples and oranges...it is a private school,not public school

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Re: What's Going on at BW?
« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2012, 11:45:18 AM »
CBC already has it on their website,so,guess we'll see. It is a private school true,but,its news.

Hearing maybe admin jumped the gun a bit. Power is a dangerous thing,isnt it? Im sure it will all come out sooner or later. As for the job he's done as coach,I doubt you find any students or parents who would argue that hes been a plus for the team.
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Re: What's Going on at BW?
« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2012, 12:13:38 PM »
Is this guy one of  the new head coach appointees?  It seems that the AD has made a stellar choice for a replacement.

http://casesearch.courts.state.md.us/inquiry/inquiryDetail.jis?caseId=1W00018495&loc=42&detailLoc=DSCR

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Re: What's Going on at BW?
« Reply #7 on: October 21, 2012, 02:42:33 PM »
I was thinking the same thing sportnut. 
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Re: What's Going on at BW?
« Reply #8 on: October 21, 2012, 06:21:09 PM »
Is this guy one of  the new head coach appointees?  It seems that the AD has made a stellar choice for a replacement.

http://casesearch.courts.state.md.us/inquiry/inquiryDetail.jis?caseId=1W00018495&loc=42&detailLoc=DSCR

I'm not excusing the alleged offense which led to the firing or the court record posted here but isn't it kinda hypocritical given all the alleged offenses the BOE covered up against teachers and coaches in the ACPS both past and present?

There is a dirty laundry list of salacious stories out there...   
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Re: What's Going on at BW?
« Reply #9 on: October 21, 2012, 07:14:29 PM »
The ACPS can't cover up public records related to their employees - I understand what you're saying but if the AD fired the head coach over a perceived moral or ethical issue or even a LEGAL issue, then the appointment of that particular individual is beyond hypocritical.

Your words "salacious stories" out there - not documented records of arrests/warrants/charges/jail time/etc.  Stories are just that without proof.

I wonder if the Archdiocese of Baltimore has to approve head coaching appointments or if they do background checks.  I'm pretty sure in ACPS system that even the assistants on the $1 contracts have to go through an intense criminal background check before they can be appointed.


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Re: What's Going on at BW?
« Reply #10 on: October 21, 2012, 08:14:23 PM »
The two that were appointed,werent they already on the coaching staff????
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Re: What's Going on at BW?
« Reply #11 on: October 21, 2012, 09:44:56 PM »
I think so and that's even more troubling that this never came out before now. 

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Re: What's Going on at BW?
« Reply #12 on: October 22, 2012, 12:02:32 AM »
All of this over a beer????? The school has cash bashes,fundraisers with alcohol present and this is the reason to fire Geno Taylor??? something is missing in this equation.
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Re: What's Going on at BW?
« Reply #13 on: October 22, 2012, 08:35:40 AM »
All of this over a beer????? The school has cash bashes,fundraisers with alcohol present and this is the reason to fire Geno Taylor??? something is missing in this equation.

WCBC reported this morning that he was drinking on the bus with students present. They also reported there may have been other coaches present too. There is a big difference between drinking at a cash bash/fundraiser and drinking on the bus while coming back from a game.

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Re: What's Going on at BW?
« Reply #14 on: October 22, 2012, 09:54:30 AM »
Tim is completely right.  Thats an easy one.
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Re: What's Going on at BW?
« Reply #15 on: October 22, 2012, 12:06:04 PM »
Actually, WCBC didn't officially say what happened.   One caller heard the coach had a beer on the bus.  Another said a parent gave the coaches each a beer in the parking lot after the game.  Maybe they took it on the bus with them?  Either way, I don't think it's worthy of firing. Suspended for a game or two maybe.
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Re: What's Going on at BW?
« Reply #16 on: October 22, 2012, 01:27:06 PM »
AND if it didnt happen on the bus and happened in the parking lot,like someone else mentioned? STILL fired over that, really? there is much more to this. Someone has an agenda. It will come out sooner or later. Personally,I think if someone has an issue with the Coach,there shouldve been a meeting to allow the accuser to confront Coach and see what played out. So you just take a kids word for something and fire the Coach? no way....theres more to this...

I think the point people were making is this: Your school has activities(with students present)at school for fundraising,cash bashes,etc. where liquor is allowed on school property. Isnt it contradictory to blow up over one beer in the same scenario?
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« Reply #17 on: October 22, 2012, 04:55:38 PM »
AND if it didnt happen on the bus and happened in the parking lot,like someone else mentioned? STILL fired over that, really? there is much more to this. Someone has an agenda. It will come out sooner or later. Personally,I think if someone has an issue with the Coach,there shouldve been a meeting to allow the accuser to confront Coach and see what played out. So you just take a kids word for something and fire the Coach? no way....theres more to this...

I think the point people were making is this: Your school has activities(with students present)at school for fundraising,cash bashes,etc. where liquor is allowed on school property. Isnt it contradictory to blow up over one beer in the same scenario?

Are you telling me the local (BW included) allows drinking on school property during such functions/fundraisers? Do you realise they (BW) wouldn't allow smoking at their bingo? Also, they (BW) does/did not allow food in the gym during basketball games, but they will allow people to get drunk on school property. OKAY!

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Re: What's Going on at BW?
« Reply #18 on: October 22, 2012, 05:59:35 PM »
AND if it didnt happen on the bus and happened in the parking lot,like someone else mentioned? STILL fired over that, really? there is much more to this. Someone has an agenda. It will come out sooner or later. Personally,I think if someone has an issue with the Coach,there shouldve been a meeting to allow the accuser to confront Coach and see what played out. So you just take a kids word for something and fire the Coach? no way....theres more to this...

I think the point people were making is this: Your school has activities(with students present)at school for fundraising,cash bashes,etc. where liquor is allowed on school property. Isnt it contradictory to blow up over one beer in the same scenario?

Are you telling me the local (BW included) allows drinking on school property during such functions/fundraisers? Do you realise they (BW) wouldn't allow smoking at their bingo? Also, they (BW) does/did not allow food in the gym during basketball games, but they will allow people to get drunk on school property. OKAY!

The state outlawed smoking indoors. 

I have no problem with Bishop Walsh's fundraisers.  They are for adults and provide alcohol for adults.  Alcohol isn't evil or illegal.

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Re: What's Going on at BW?
« Reply #19 on: October 22, 2012, 06:28:21 PM »
The state outlawed smoking indoors. 

I have no problem with Bishop Walsh's fundraisers.  They are for adults and provide alcohol for adults.  Alcohol isn't evil or illegal.

Maybe I should have been more clear with my smoking statement. You're correct that smoking indoors is outlawed, but I meant before that. There was a time the bingo halls had a separate section for smokers, but BW never allowed smoking during bingo, and I think ST. Mary's also had no smoking bingo. Either way, even if drinking is legal, and BW does have alcohol based events, they or any school (public or provate) should never tolerate a coach drinking, whether in the parking lot or on the bus. As I said, there is a huge difference between drinking at an event geared towards ADULTS and a coach drinking before, during or after an event geared towards KIDS, plain and simple. When I say before, during or after, I mean while the coach is representative of the school during the time allotted for the function.