Unnecessary. It was well documented by none other than that anti-transfer crusader Eric Sondheimer, in this article from May 23, 2011.
Another example of a public school embracing a private school coach involves Agoura High.
Football Coach Charlie Wegher heard Troy Thomas of Anaheim Servite speak in January at a coaching clinic, and he asked him to come to Agoura to give a talk on how he has been able to use "positive coaching" to create a culture of excellence at Servite.
More than 70 coaches from different sports at Agoura and the local community came to hear Thomas speak last month.
"Troy made an amazing speech," assistant principal Matt Baldwin said. "I was ready to play for him."
This week, Agoura is bringing in the Positive Coaching Alliance to start holding workshops. Next month teachers and students will be involved, and Wegher is vowing to create a different culture at Agoura using Thomas' ideas.
"They try to put kids in leadership positions so they play more confidently," Wegher said.People are trying to understand how Thomas has been able to guide Servite to consecutive Pac-5 Division championships without being accused of illegal recruiting.
"Whether you're a private school or public school, recruiting is wrong," Thomas said. "It's not high school athletics."If public school coaches could feel comfortable that coaches or parents at private schools weren't trying to recruit their players, more cooperation could take place.
"I don't look at it as private school guys versus public school guys," Thomas said. "I look at it as good coaches trying to develop leadership and character traits in their young men."
Does this all mean that the public schools in the Marmonte League are going to suddenly start thinking of Westlake Village Oaks Christian and Ventura St. Bonaventure as good buddies?
Probably not, but little steps can be taken to build trust, and it takes people with courage to start looking for ways to cooperate and help one another in the very competitive field of high school sports.
Thomas said winning is a "byproduct of trying to create good leadership and good character."
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Well, obviously we have giant butterflies in CA. They's climbin' in your windows, They's snatchin' your people up, tryin' to steal 'em. So y'all need to hide your kids, hide your stars, and hide your coaches cause they're grabin' everybody out here.