We had a girl on the team two years ago who almost qualified for regionals. Her parents had no interest in going and asked if I would be willing to drive her (my response was an emphatic "no" - sorry, I'm not going to be alone in a car with a high school girl).
It annoys me how we have to be so careful about lawsuits, but it's necessary. Don, you hit the nail on the head about girls who graduate coming back to coach, as they are the future coaches and the ones who can probably teach girls technique better than I could.
However, a smart AD won't hire them until they're a few more years removed from high school.
One of the other local schools (I can't say names because it's still under investigation) had an issue where they brought on a kid fresh out of high school to be a volunteer coach. There's a lot of "he said, she said" between what happened and what was told to me, but from what I gather, he was hitting on a few of the cheerleaders of that school and they got uncomfortable and reported it. He didn't see it as a problem because he was 18/early 19 and the girls were 17, but the problem came in that he was an assistant coach and a school representative, even though he wasn't getting paid.
I have to imagine that basketball went through the same growing pains we're going through now. Too bad we can't just skip ahead. Kind of exciting, though, seeing the second generation of pioneers within the sport (the first being girls like Aurielle, Camie, et al who qualified for state with the boys).
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