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June 18, 2018

2018 Coaches Report: Relationships with parents

For seven years, Coach & Athletic Director has published a report examining high school sports through the eyes of the athletic director. The success of our annual State of the Industry survey, and the insight it has provided athletic administrat...


June 15, 2018

Michigan parent charged after slashing coach’s tires

A Michigan father is facing charges after he was caught on video slashing the tires of his son's basketball coach during a game last season. According to WXYZ in Detroit, Gary Maudin was seen on video on his way to the coach's car during a game be...


June 15, 2018

Strategies to coaching your sports parents

We all realize the need to coach our athletes, and I would be willing to bet that most of you have at least heard about coaching your coaches. It’s imperative though to remember the third aspect of our high school athletic programs when we talk ...


June 13, 2018

N.Y. coach wins $50K defamation settlement against parents

It's not uncommon for parents to go after a coach's job when they're unhappy, but it is rare for the coach to fight back with a lawsuit. Former Honeoye Central High School (N.Y.) boys basketball coach Mark Storm last month won a $50,000 settlement...


January 29, 2018

Wisconsin HS coach resigns after being confronted by parents

A Wisconsin high school basketball coach abruptly stepped down on Sunday, just days after he was allegedly confronted at a bar by parents who weren't happy about the team's play. John Mielke, who coached the Appleton East High School boys team, w...


January 19, 2018

Ohio coaches suing parents for libel, slander

A group of high school basketball coaches in northern Ohio are suing four parents who they say are spreading lies about the way they run the program. The four members of the Maumee Valley Country Day School boys basketball varsity coaching staff ...


January 18, 2018

A.D.ministration: Planning for the preseason parents meeting

The concept and use of preseason parents meetings has been used by athletic administrators and coaches for many years. You might already use a scheduled evening to educate, communicate and connect with the parents of your athletes. But are you using ...


January 16, 2018

Minnesota HS basketball coach resigns over abuse from parents

A Minnesota high school basketball coach this week announced his resignation, saying the abuse from parents has become too much to handle. [caption id="attachment_15685" align="alignright" width="260"] Photo: Kevin Hoffman[/caption] Brainerd Hi...