oldschoolwolf
Interesting turn of events in Manawa  http://www.waupacanow.com/2018/05/02/school-board-disciplines-coach/

Any Thoughts?
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db11
Hmm, Oak Creek never had a problem with this in the 90s...😆
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blade12
In reading the comments after the article it sounds as if the article is no where near complete with the facts.  What is this part about parents gave him permission to offer these things to their kids??

I did find this to be an interesting section;

In a letter to Wolfgram, Wade Labecki, deputy director of the WIAA, said the health and safety of the student athletes is always at the forefront of the focus of the WIAA and its Sports Medical Advisory Committee.

“As you are now aware the scope of this concern as revealed by your investigation was considered by the WIAA to be a serious matter,” Labecki said. “Though many may view the corrective actions you have taken to be severe, they are regarded as responsive and appropriate by the WIAA. Had they not been taken, the sanctions the WIAA is authorized to apply would most certainly and adversely had an impact upon your student athletes.”

Seriously?!?!?  The WIAA can't keep felons who participate in crimes involving guns from playing in their tournament games but they would sanction a coach for distributing protein powder you can buy at Wal-Mart??  

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oldschoolwolf
blade12 wrote:
In reading the comments after the article it sounds as if the article is no where near complete with the facts.  What is this part about parents gave him permission to offer these things to their kids??

I did find this to be an interesting section;

In a letter to Wolfgram, Wade Labecki, deputy director of the WIAA, said the health and safety of the student athletes is always at the forefront of the focus of the WIAA and its Sports Medical Advisory Committee.

“As you are now aware the scope of this concern as revealed by your investigation was considered by the WIAA to be a serious matter,” Labecki said. “Though many may view the corrective actions you have taken to be severe, they are regarded as responsive and appropriate by the WIAA. Had they not been taken, the sanctions the WIAA is authorized to apply would most certainly and adversely had an impact upon your student athletes.”

Seriously?!?!?  The WIAA can't keep felons who participate in crimes involving guns from playing in their tournament games but they would sanction a coach for distributing protein powder you can buy at Wal-Mart??  



WIAA Rules on it which Brad Johnson had access too ...

These discouraged substances can be legally purchased, but are prohibited in connection with school programs. They include: Creatine,Caffeine-enhanced products, Energy drinks, Herbal Caffeine, No Doz, Protein Powders and other substances as identified in the materials




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oldschoolwolf
blade12 wrote:
In reading the comments after the article it sounds as if the article is no where near complete with the facts.  What is this part about parents gave him permission to offer these things to their kids??

I did find this to be an interesting section;

In a letter to Wolfgram, Wade Labecki, deputy director of the WIAA, said the health and safety of the student athletes is always at the forefront of the focus of the WIAA and its Sports Medical Advisory Committee.

“As you are now aware the scope of this concern as revealed by your investigation was considered by the WIAA to be a serious matter,” Labecki said. “Though many may view the corrective actions you have taken to be severe, they are regarded as responsive and appropriate by the WIAA. Had they not been taken, the sanctions the WIAA is authorized to apply would most certainly and adversely had an impact upon your student athletes.”

Seriously?!?!?  The WIAA can't keep felons who participate in crimes involving guns from playing in their tournament games but they would sanction a coach for distributing protein powder you can buy at Wal-Mart??  

The rules quote above means he was still violation permission slip or not. They sent out a bunch of notices telling coaches to not do this ( Maybe he doesn't read email ?). The comment from the lady whose husband coaches around Madison is correct...most places he would be fired and gone.

It's a mess. I don't understand how you have a HC in those programs for 1 year and then he comes back ? Is that like telling next yrs Seniors take a mulligan ?
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WIAA Rules on it which Brad Johnson had access too ...

These discouraged substances can be legally purchased, but are prohibited in connection with school programs. They include: Creatine,Caffeine-enhanced products, Energy drinks, Herbal Caffeine, No Doz, Protein Powders and other substances as identified in the materials




I hope they sell Mountain Dew and coffee at their concession stands.
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cwc8fan
It is strange that they would allow him to become coach again next season, so what does that mean? Is one of his assistants serving as an interim while he basically coaches from the backseat? Hypothetically speaking, what if the interim is very successful? Do they bring back Johnson regardless of what happens ?
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oldschoolwolf
cwc8fan wrote:
It is strange that they would allow him to become coach again next season, so what does that mean? Is one of his assistants serving as an interim while he basically coaches from the backseat? Hypothetically speaking, what if the interim is very successful? Do they bring back Johnson regardless of what happens ?


Great questions, I have no answers. The FB and wrestling HC jobs are vacant but not posted. It's possible the AD could run the FB program for a season but wresling I am unsure of. The district isn't providing much insight on the situation. It's a real mess.
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oldschoolwolf
Skylar Liebzeit will serve as HC next season. 
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wbchargerdad
Sounds like Coach is back again this year?  Personally, I think the WIAA guidelines on this matter are misguided.. I understand the concern, but HS athletes who are in the weight room and working hard need supplements, and who better to advise them than a trusted coach?  Absent that, they are on their own to find someone to help guide them, and are more likely to put themselves ina spot where they don't use supplements properly.  The WIAA chooses to bury their head in the sand and pretend that HS athletes can just get their protein through their diet..  A 200 pound athlete lifting hard will need to eat 5 large chicken breasts a day to get the protein he needs..  that's just not practical.  Wouldn't it be better to educate the athletes on how to find safe supplements, how to verify supplements are tested, than be ignorant and pretend they aren't going to use them??
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oldschoolwolf
There was a lot involved in this. Let's just say it was a learning experience and in the end it helped many individuals overcome adversity and actually created a better team environment within the program.  
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wbchargerdad
Yea, the whole story is never what the rest of us hear!  I was more speaking generally of the WIAA's policy rather than the specifics of this situation.  Going through this with my kid as he went through MS and into HS this year, and finally looking at the WIAA guidelines, I just feel like they are not putting a lick of rational thought into their policy, thinking it's easier to avoid it, and the reality is, that's not what the kids are doing.
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