Cheer on swimmers at the local high school championship meet; commiserate with another outstanding coach fired this week from the same school for which I used to coach.
An hour at the meet; an hour on the phone.
Cheering the team - because most of these kids are really great kids who I missed on deck this year. This was the season culmination for most of them.
The coach - because I was in a similar position about 6 months ago. I wanted him to know he wasn't alone, and that the pattern used to displace him (and ANOTHER successful coach at this school) was the same used on me.
Cheering - Yes. It's always nice to share time with wonderful young people.
Commiserating - Yes. I hope he didn't feel quite so singled out, quite so alone, quite so disappointed. I know it helped ME to know this is a school administration trend more than about ME.
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