Wednesday, June 18, 2008
"I'm a professional coach!"
So, John had his first dual meet of the season last night. For those of you who don't know, John has been the swim team coach for Hill Crest Country Club for the past 11 years. But this year, he is coaching at Fox Chapel Golf Club. Since he is new there, he was not sure about volunteers for timing, scoring, and judging - so he asked me to help him out. I ended up being the starter, announcer, and judge - fun for me!
The meet was against Churchill Valley Country Club, and the coach was new to the league (since John has been the league for so long, he knows a new face when he sees it). I noticed that the other coach was entering an extra person in all of his individual events (in country club swimming, only 2 kids can swim for points), so I very kindly approached him about it and told him that other clubs with harsher judges may disqualify a swimmer for this kind of stuff. His response to me was (and may I add that he didn't say it very nicely): "I'm a professional coach," with a look on his face that read: "you don't know what the hell you are talking about."
Okay buddy - this is country club swimming - not the NCAA (we later discovered that he is an assistant for the CMU swim team). So John and I figured that this coach probably just assumes that this runs the same way that the NCAA does, which it doesn't. Regardless, I was just trying to be nice and point out areas where other teams may get angry at him, because in a sense, he was cheating. Then he gets all belligerent with me.
Get over yourself dude! "I'm a professional coach." What a turd!