redraidernation
I just heard that Rob Vieaux was relieved of his coaching duties at Ona. His teams went 62-12 in the last three years. What's the story? Did he do something or was there enough pressure from parents to make it happen?
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dfnewburry
Resigned last month according to the school news .








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johnwall1
redraidernation wrote:
I just heard that Rob Vieaux was relieved of his coaching duties at Ona. His teams went 62-12 in the last three years. What's the story? Did he do something or was there enough pressure from parents to make it happen?


Parental pressure, much the same as what happened with Darrin Simms on the boys to make room for Kowal to take over.

While Vieaux's regular season record is terrific, his post season teams horribly underachieved.
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oldballcoach1
Hopefully the Onalaska parents are now happy. Coach Vieaux deserves better than this. He has dedicated so much time to this program and has did more than nearly any other coach in the MVC. By far, the most of any girls coach. 62 wins in three seasons is pretty darn impressive. Those parents that spearheaded his departure - and we know who they are - should really look in the mirror at themselves.

And for the AD at Onalaska to cave in to the pressure of those parents - he should also do some deep soul searching. Afraid to stand up for his coaches will set a precedent that will be hard to overcome.

This is something that will continue to happen and that is unfortunate. Good coaches, and maybe more importantly, good people that teach young men and women life skills through the forum of athletics are not valued like they once were. Parents have taken that away and those men and women that do coach are taken for granted.

A piece of advice for those coaches out there - think about yourselves, your families, and your overall life quality. As hard as it is to say, a program is not worth jeopardizing any of those three. For every 2 supportive parents out there - there is 1 that believes you are not doing your job and either they can do it better or someone else can. And when you hear of it, immediately go to your administration. Ask them if they are supportive or not of what you are doing and if they hesitate - that gives you an idea of what they are thinking and at that point, you have to seriously think about the future. Your happiness is not worth what could happen.
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luvgirlsbb
So does anybody know were they are at in the process to hire? Who the front runners are? Sectional final last year, that was definitely overachieving I think..
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blade12
oldballcoach1 wrote:
Hopefully the Onalaska parents are now happy. Coach Vieaux deserves better than this. He has dedicated so much time to this program and has did more than nearly any other coach in the MVC. By far, the most of any girls coach. 62 wins in three seasons is pretty darn impressive. Those parents that spearheaded his departure - and we know who they are - should really look in the mirror at themselves.

And for the AD at Onalaska to cave in to the pressure of those parents - he should also do some deep soul searching. Afraid to stand up for his coaches will set a precedent that will be hard to overcome.

This is something that will continue to happen and that is unfortunate. Good coaches, and maybe more importantly, good people that teach young men and women life skills through the forum of athletics are not valued like they once were. Parents have taken that away and those men and women that do coach are taken for granted.

A piece of advice for those coaches out there - think about yourselves, your families, and your overall life quality. As hard as it is to say, a program is not worth jeopardizing any of those three. For every 2 supportive parents out there - there is 1 that believes you are not doing your job and either they can do it better or someone else can. And when you hear of it, immediately go to your administration. Ask them if they are supportive or not of what you are doing and if they hesitate - that gives you an idea of what they are thinking and at that point, you have to seriously think about the future. Your happiness is not worth what could happen.


This is why I say that good coaches will or should gravitate toward coaching AAU. You can be selective in what kids and parents you accept. Kids and parents that like what you offer and respect you will want to play for you, those that don't like you look for another team with a different coach that may be a better fit for what they want. It's a win-win from a coaching perspective.

I don't know the specifics of this situation but it is all too common at many places. Parents get their noses bent out of shape, the AD doesn't have the guts to stand up for the coach they hired and retain year after year and the coach gets tired of it and either leaves on his/her own or is told they won't be renewed and then 1-3 years down the road the difficult parents are gone and don't really care about the wake they left behind.

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bbjones1
Rob is a stand up guy and a good coach. He deserves much better. Onalaska parents should be careful what they wish for. Let's see how this pans out.
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