Joe Medley's In My Opinion: Of rumblings, perspective and high school coaches
by Joe Medley
jmedley@annistonstar.com
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I had two conversations this weekend that put perspective on how high school coaches are viewed.

There was soon-to-be Calhoun County Sports Hall of Fame inductee Roosevelt Coleman, who told me about springing for kids who had no lunch money and cooking pregame meals because, well, he enjoyed it.

He also spoke of how former Cobb Avenue High coach Robert Mosby became like a second father to him, so much so that Coleman sent Father’s Day cards to Mosby and his real dad.

Then I ran into an acquaintance who said there are “rumblings” about an area high school coach who isn’t winning enough.

I’ve always believed there are good high school coaches that don’t have wins and titles to show for it. A high school coach must make the most of talent in his or her school’s halls, and some schools don’t have the athletes their competition has.

But high school coaches often end up being more than coaches to kids that need more than coaching. That’s why “rumblings” based on wins and losses alone don’t impress me much.

Contact Sports Columnist Joe Medley at jmedley@annistonstar.com. Read “In My Opinion” in every Anniston Star sports section, written by Star staff members.
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