in, after the FBHC job was taken from him to start the more important ( the administration said) formation program.
He is a deeply spiritual man and was instrumental in instilling values in Servite men. The formation program was/is very important to Larry and the administration and students.
For generations to come they are remembered reverently as either "Mr._____ or "Coach_____". Those are some of the teachers I remember and respected best................Luca
These legends were handed down from year to year and eventually became mythologized, but none of them ever actually occurred in living memory. Nobody had ever really seen the events, only heard about them. But the legend alone was enough to make you back off whenever the teacher/coach showed up........................
Although come to think of it I actually did see one episode as a junior. There was this All-American tailback at Loyola who subsequently played at UCLA and then came back to be a running back coach in his mid 20s. He was showing some of us how to throw a forearm as part of a block. He had this 160 pound or so kid hold a blocking pad in front of him and came up and gave the kid a forearm. I swear to God it lifted the kid came up in the air, flipped him upside down in an airborne somersault and amazingly he landed on his feet wondering what the hell had just happened. The rest of of us just stood there with our jaws in our jocks thinking "Did I just fornicating see that?"...........................Luca
Let me be the first to thank you for not choosing the field of "education" as your vocation...
"How stupid is our country?"
Incredible when you consider that we had no access to safe spaces, grief counsellors, sensitivity training, courses in self esteem, and no one to shield us from hate speech or nurture our inner wimps.............Luca
"How stupid is our country?"
(btw - on average, there were not a lot of discipline problems back then in schools, public or private)
Funny, the vast majority of kids back then grew up pretty decent even after having a few swats on
their behinds for being a dick, interesting no?
And that's as bad as it ever got.
Our teachers/coaches made paddles with 3/4" holes in them, so that with less wind resistance, they could swing them faster.MDDad wrote:I went to a public high schools (Anaheim) in the late 60's and butt swats were still very common then. Some teachers would even carve grooves into their paddles to raise bigger welts. Trust me, I know.
While I most likely got more than one swat in school, the only one I remember clearly is the one I didn't deserve. Someone said something funny (I don't remember what) and everybody laughed. The teacher looked over, and saw me laughing and assumed it was I who caused the disturbance. I was innocent, but couldn't make him believe me. That one I remember clearly.
I also haven't heard the word "chose you off" in ages.
In my day, the bad boys were the ones who went to the far corner of the schoolyard to smoke Marlboros.
You were right, since they are probably long gone Fr Rudnay was the toughest of all.
The mighty football players of the time were no match and talk about about instilling the
"fear of God", it was real. I am also sure it was a legend but there was talk he had to take out 2 German soldiers to escape.
maybe the old Servite guys can shed some light on the subject.
(I think Toner came back to Servite because the alumni wanted him back to be
the head FB coach? - I think the Servite powers at be even asked him if he would
come back?... I'm sure the Servite guys on the board have more insider info on it)