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Two sides to the story

There are always two sides to every story and now that the “former” Flying Warrior coach has spoken, it is time for us to say something. Your job was to teach hockey to our girls, something that you failed at. This is not only reflected in your record but by the number of players that left the program. Three years ago there were almost 40 girls in the program and this year there was barely enough to play the game. The existence of parent complaints is not sole reason you are not coaching anymore. We remember the first statement you made three years ago, “we as parents need to let our girls experience disappointment” or even the beginning of this year when you started your parent meeting with how the Flying Warriors would be the last seed in the Section Playoff. If you would have focused on teaching hockey and developing a hockey program, maybe you could have been successful.

For once stand up and take the credit you deserve instead of blaming everyone else. Your “requested” resignation is a result of your failures and not from politics and parents. Our job as parents is to stand up for our kids and by the looks of it, we are doing OK. Now it is time for you to experience the same disappointment the Flying Warrior players have for the past three years.

Shawn Thayer

Baxter and

Ross Reed

Little Falls

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
I've worked at the Brainerd Dispatch with various duties since Dec. 7, 1983. Starting off as an Ad Designer and currently Director of Audience Development. The Dispatch has been an interesting and challenging place to work. I'm fortunate to have made many friends, both co-workers and customers.
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