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All the issues raised are valid concerns and in fact i agree with all of them. If you have read some of my past posts you'll know that I don't believe the boys and girls should be sharing anything in this sport. Complete and total separation is what I will ride or die with and right about now my coaching career is on life support because of it. Among other things but I digress.
What I find funny, ironic, and somewhat entertaining is how on this forum when somebody "new" post something on either side, boys or girls, the existing perineal powers always rip into them with hostility, sarcasm and condescending comments. Justifiable or not I am guilty of this and have been on both sides of that arguement.
Having said that, Coach Garriott is anything but new and has been throwing quality tournaments for like he said over 20 years. Most of us may not remember but when girls cif was just blossoming in the southern section, North High had a run of cif placers back when we had one regional. So as I understand the apprehension towards the host school not having a past team, Coach Garriott has produced his share of female wrestlers. It hasn't just been the Sons of Garriott......
Despite adjustments and growing pains that every tournament goes through, what the girls wrestling community should understand is that we now have the head coach of one the most successful JC programs in the nation on board. Another avenue of growth that can actually can evolve into a boulevard.
P.S. It's not like he's throwing a gig right on top of another.
Boise St think they're going to get a baseball team for $1 mm per season? Way off. In 2012 CAL Berkeley decided to drop their baseball program, but a booster club came to the rescue and 'saved' the program. Boosters produced $10mm to keep the program open for a few more years. Cal wanted $20 mm in the coffers.
Cal has a beautiful baseball stadium on campus, it's perfect, Boise has none.
Even the numbers admitted D-1 programs lose an average of $1mm per season, wrestling loses about half of that amount. So by dropping wrestling and adding baseball Boise is willing to double their financial loss. Does that make sense to anybody?