Coach Wiscomb has been a class act for Morgan. I have had the
opportunity/difficulty of coaching against Jim, and he is very gracious in
victory. I assume he is gracious in defeat as well, people just rarely got to
experience it playing his teams, I only got to experience that once playing his
teams. Good Luck coach, and I know of an assistant job if your interested!
Wow... With all these high quality coaches resigning, someone might want to take
a look at the way coaches are treated these days. Galley, Welk, West, and
Wiscomb are all first class guys and great coaches. These are the guys we should
be trying to keep around to work with our young men.
Take a look at what is going on right now. Coaches are stepping down, and now to
UHSAA people have resigned. The landscape of high school sports is going down
the toilet, who can step in and save it? Are we now switching from the
teacher/coach to the AAU recruiting specialists? Every kid is going to play in
the NBA now, just ask their parents. It is so sad to see what is going on right
now. Quality guys stepping away, and scary to think who will fill the spots.
Thanks to all of the coaches referenced in the articles the last few weeks. I
had the opportunity to get to know some of these coaches as a former high school
basketball coach myself. They are quality people and have done a great service
over the years to the young people of this state. Unfortunately I believe that
you are going to see less and less head coaches serving for decades. Only head
coaches and their spouses really understand the time commitment and pressures
that go along with the job. More and more is expected. It has become literally a
year round commitment. There really isn't any time off. You can never get
your mind away from it or at least I couldn't. It is 24/7. Don't get
me wrong. They love what they do, but the pressures and expectations have grown
to the point of being unrealistic in many cases. You can win the whole thing (a
state championship) and someone will tell you that you did it the wrong way.
Best wishes to all these great men and their families.
Class act all the way. It's sad to see such a great coach leave the bench.
He will be missed. Good luck to you coach, in all your future endeavors.