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(Deadspin)   Oklahoma HS athletic director fires running coach. For running. In the Boston Marathon   (fittish.deadspin.com ) divider line
    More: Stupid, Oklahoma HS, Boston Marathon, athletic director, NAIA, team practices, Sergio Aguero, marathon, non-Catholic  
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2014-06-06 11:17:47 AM  
And if you complain you're violating their freedom of religion.
 
2014-06-06 11:43:24 AM  
HS? Umm... the second line says St. Gregory's UNIVERSITY. I think that means college, not high school, even in Oklahoma.
 
2014-06-06 11:54:17 AM  

Speaker2Animals: HS? Umm... the second line says St. Gregory's UNIVERSITY. I think that means college, not high school, even in Oklahoma.



Yes... it's a four-year university.
 
2014-06-06 12:43:05 PM  
fta...

But hear me out now, because what happened to Aguero will be a familiar story to anyone who's ever sat across from a stone-faced middle manager and felt he was staring into the abyss.

i've been there.  not a good place to be.
 
2014-06-06 12:50:01 PM  
Aguero was hired in January 2012 to resuscitate the St. Gregory's track and field and cross country teams, which were discontinued in 2008. He spent that spring recruiting, and by the launch of the 2012-13 school year had recruited 38 athletes, exceeding his AD's goal of 30. One of those 38, marathoner Monika Kalicinska, won an NAIA championship in May 2013 at the end of their first school year as a program.

My guess? Now that the program is revived, they want to preempt him from asking for a pay raise.
 
WGJ [TotalFark]
2014-06-06 12:56:31 PM  
Education and religion administrator? Could there even be a more rigid type of personality to have?
 
jbc [TotalFark]
2014-06-06 12:58:47 PM  
I'm guessing HS stands for "hopeless s---head".

Blues_X: Yes... it's a four-year university.


Yes, but much in the same way that Coors Light is a beer.
 
2014-06-06 01:00:25 PM  

WGJ: Education and religion administrator? Could there even be a more rigid type of personality to have?



Yes. He could be Baptist.
 
2014-06-06 01:26:19 PM  
Is there anyone left in Oklahoma who is not a flaming idiot, or have all the sane people been driven out of the state by now?
 
2014-06-06 01:34:42 PM  
Perhaps with "Oklahoma HS athletic director" subby was suggesting that the AD has risen above the level of his competence?

/not subby
 
2014-06-06 01:46:49 PM  
Fire the AD for being an imbecile.
 
2014-06-06 01:51:28 PM  

Kurmudgeon: Fire the AD for being an imbecile.


Yeah, I don't get how that wasn't even asked by the reporter of the HR rep.

AD lying (misremembering) about why he fired the coach plus the ex-coach filing a lawsuit plus the coming bad press should equal the AD looking for a new job.
 
2014-06-06 01:53:45 PM  
OKLAHOMA where the wind comes sweeping down the plain. Where the weathered wheat sure smells sweet!
 
2014-06-06 02:09:20 PM  
OK's a right-to-work state, no?

"You're fired."
"Why?"
"Because I said so. Here's an empty box, you have ten minutes."
 
2014-06-06 02:28:35 PM  

Dr Dreidel: OK's a right-to-work state, no?

"You're fired."
"Why?"
"Because I said so. Here's an empty box, you have ten minutes."


Contracts are a different beast.
 
2014-06-06 02:32:25 PM  

Dr Dreidel: OK's a right-to-work state, no?

"You're fired."
"Why?"
"Because I said so. Here's an empty box, you have ten minutes."


Yep!

St. Gregory's is a very small Catholic school.  They moved from a 2 year to 4 year school a number of years ago.  My guess is the AD, Potter, has been there way too long and no body has at the stones to question him directly.
 
2014-06-06 02:42:14 PM  
That AD sounds like he is out of the "water is for winners" school of football coaching.

//had one of those in high school.  People nearly died.  I'm sure in his mind that made them better atheletes for the experience.
//several of my team mates and I went out and pissed on his grave at the last reunion.  good times.
 
2014-06-06 02:42:48 PM  

Speaker2Animals: HS? Umm... the second line says St. Gregory's UNIVERSITY. I think that means college, not high school, even in Oklahoma.


It's Oklahoma, no one graduates from either.
 
2014-06-06 02:46:26 PM  
Where on Earth will they be able to find another 23 year old coach?
 
2014-06-06 03:14:02 PM  

dragyne: Dr Dreidel: OK's a right-to-work state, no?

"You're fired."
"Why?"
"Because I said so. Here's an empty box, you have ten minutes."

Contracts are a different beast.


I didn't catch that it was a contract position, and nothing on Deadspin (or his academic bio page) suggests he was contract. If it was, though, the resulting court case should be fun.
 
2014-06-06 03:15:10 PM  

mikaloyd: Where on Earth will they be able to find another 23 year old coach?


It's not finding a 23-year-old coach that's the issue.

It's finding ANY coach who's willing to work for that school after reading this article. As long as that AD is in place, St. Gregory's has an issue, because this is going to be the top link when someone Google's "St. Gregory's running coach".
 
2014-06-06 03:18:29 PM  

Dr Dreidel: OK's a right-to-work state, no?

"You're fired."
"Why?"
"Because I said so. Here's an empty box, you have ten minutes."


Just because someone can, legally, do something doesn't put them beyond criticism for doing something stupid.
 
2014-06-06 03:46:17 PM  
A Christian school in Oklahoma? A degree there is worth about as much as a certificate of completion from a special needs kindergarten class.
 
2014-06-06 03:48:16 PM  
Psshh. 2:35:33. What a lightweight. I'm sure his boss can find hundreds of young, motivated, effective, sub-2:40 marathoners to take his place in a heartbeat.
 
2014-06-06 04:07:56 PM  

Nogale: Psshh. 2:35:33. What a lightweight. I'm sure his boss can find hundreds of young, motivated, effective, sub-2:40 marathoners to take his place in a heartbeat.


Doubtful.  Evidently having a marathon time is a fireable offense.  From this incident, it is mainfestly clear that the next coach will have to be a 4 ton landbeast on a hoveround to keep the job.
 
2014-06-06 04:50:47 PM  
Hell ..... I got fired from Progressive Insurance for taking 2 thats right 2 additional days off after my Mother passed away with my supervisors approval. Only problem he didn't get HIS supervisor to sign off on it. F*ck them.... they'll be walking on a sidewalk in Tampa one day and......Karma will happen.
 
2014-06-06 05:17:18 PM  
tampaflacouple: Hell ..... I got fired from Progressive Insurance for taking 2 thats right 2 additional days off after my Mother passed away with my supervisors approval. Only problem he didn't get HIS supervisor to sign off on it. F*ck them.... they'll be walking on a sidewalk in Tampa one day and......Karma will happen.

sorry about your mom.

you are right, karma will (probably already has) worked it's magic.

people like that are scum.
 
2014-06-06 06:20:01 PM  
Sounds like the AD needs to be fired and the coach reinstated with back pay to me.
 
2014-06-06 07:24:12 PM  

lilbjorn: Is there anyone left in Oklahoma who is not a flaming idiot, or have all the sane people been driven out of the state by now?


I'm still here!
 
2014-06-06 08:39:16 PM  

Mentat: lilbjorn: Is there anyone left in Oklahoma who is not a flaming idiot, or have all the sane people been driven out of the state by now?

I'm still here!


Exactly!
 
2014-06-06 09:11:11 PM  

Dr Dreidel: OK's a right-to-work state, no?

"You're fired."
"Why?"
"Because I said so. Here's an empty box, you have ten minutes."


The term you are looking for is "at-will employment". A right-to-work law merely impedes the ability of unions to remain solvent.
 
2014-06-06 10:33:39 PM  

forgotmydamnusername: Dr Dreidel: OK's a right-to-work state, no?

"You're fired."
"Why?"
"Because I said so. Here's an empty box, you have ten minutes."

The term you are looking for is "at-will employment". A right-to-work law merely impedes the ability of unions to remain solvent.



Meaning that union membership isn't or cannot be a condition of employment.
 
2014-06-06 10:51:38 PM  

JK47: forgotmydamnusername: Dr Dreidel: OK's a right-to-work state, no?

"You're fired."
"Why?"
"Because I said so. Here's an empty box, you have ten minutes."

The term you are looking for is "at-will employment". A right-to-work law merely impedes the ability of unions to remain solvent.


Meaning that union membership isn't or cannot be a condition of employment.


Which has the effect I stated. The union ends up representing people who don't have to pay it dues.
 
2014-06-07 04:06:13 PM  
Was he fired because he ran in Boston - a city whose leaning to political liberalism ticks off
the flag-wavers of Oklahoma?
 
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