Tax revenues are down. Educational budgets are being cut. Teachers are being laid off. Yet, SMMHS has an opening for a PE teacher for the 2011-2012 school year. This position is filled by a man that just so happens to be the 'mentor' of a football star. The PE teacher is also paid a stipend to be a coach on the Signal Mountain football team. The football star is 'delivered' to Signal Mountain in exchange for the teaching position. The only possible way to make anything of value come out of this pathetic mess is for those involved to resign.There are some good people associated with the Signal Mountain football that have a value system and try to positive role models for
I speak with intimate knowledge of the situation. The "Dads" on the Signal Mtn. sideline at the 7-on-7 positioned themselves in such a manner in an attempt to put pressure on the Signal coaching staff to play their kids. Traditionally in athletic competitions, the parents of the best athletes stay well away from the action. It is the Dad of the marginal athlete that engages in this type of behavior.