Think of something better than “I want to spend more time with my family.”
Somewhere out there a coach’s wife read the Tribune and probably thought there was an ounce of truth in what her husband told yours truly while announcing his resignation … and yes, I was sitting there typing and thinking “He’s so full of beans.”
If you’re cute enough to call a reverse in the third quarter of a close game, then you should be able to come up with a better reason than “I want to spend more time with my family” when you get quasi-forced out or want to look for another job.
You’re probably all wondering “What brought this on, Aram?” Well …
I got it confirmed today that former Bishop Amat coach Mike DiFiori is now an assistant at La Salle High. My, how things change. I don’t begrudge Coach D or Larry Hatley or any other coach who sat there and told me “I need to spend more time with my family” only to end up coaching line or DBs somewhere else the very next season. You guys do what you gotta do. But if you’re going to mislead the readers, then lets come up with something better than that. How about “My F-150 can’t handle the drive to all the summer practices.”
Ahh, look, I know that there are almost always reasons why a coach resigns and they very rarely have to do with spending more time with the family. Coaches aren’t stupid, they know the deal when they choose their profession and decide to have kids at the same time.
I am just sick and tired of hearing the same old story and knowing it’s total garbage as I am hearing it. But what am I supposed to do as a reporter? I must print whatever the given reason was behind the resignation and most of you use the “spend more time with family” card. Somewhere there’s a nice grandma that read the article and thinks you’re noble. But most of us know it’s junk. I can’t wait for the day one of you just come with the real reason.