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Ken Pauly: coaching beyond the ice

Ken Pauly: coaching beyond the ice

By Libby Grygar

February 23, 2015

A sea of red flashes across the ice––Ken Pauly constructively, and quite aggressively, comments on the boys’ play. Sitting in on a BSM boys’ hockey practice and watching them play in a game setting, it’s easy to see why head coach Ken Pauly receives so much respect and honor in the greater hockey and BSM communi...

Long-time teacher and football coach accepts new position

Long-time teacher and football coach accepts new position

By Aaron Glazer, Homestead High School

January 19, 2015

Hearing the call of the Black Hawk, Mr. Fritz Rauch, English teacher and defensive coordinator, has accepted the head football coaching position along with an English position at Grafton High School. The Grafton School Board approved Mr. Rauch's contract on Jan. 12. Mr. Rauch will start off-season coaching...

Coaches take on twice the teaching load

Previously the boys golf coach at Downey High School, Mr. Sanders now focuses on teaching AP European History and Economics. Sanders stopped coaching to focus on raising his family.

By Serene Gallardo, Downey HS, Downey, Calif.

April 24, 2014

At Downey High, teachers tend to take on twice as much as expected – that is, alongside teaching curriculum courses, they take hand in coaching a team. Managing both classrooms full of students and a sports team is double duty, but these teachers are willing to go the distance. The process to apply...

Coach’s battle with cancer inspires boys to go bald

Coach's battle with cancer inspires boys to go bald

By Cortlyn Dees, Canyon HS, Canyon, Texas

April 3, 2014

The smell of Christmas scented candles filled the air and a small space heater warmed the living room. The sounds of Monday night football and the laughter of 13 teammates were drowned out by the low buzz of a white electric clipper. Clumps of hair fell to the ground, and slowly the pile of locks grew...

Maryland football coach inducted to state’s hall of fame

Maryland football coach inducted to state's hall of fame

By Kyle McFadden, Linganore HS, Frederick, Md.

February 27, 2014

Great NFL coaches: Bill Walsh, the great Vince Lombardi. College coaches? Nick Saban comes to mind. Think of a great Maryland high school football coach, you think of Rick Conner. Fresh off a state championship run that fell short in a loss to Franklin in the 3A state finals, coach Conner has been...

Online site Hudl helps give teams an edge

A screen shot of the Hudl website. The software helps coaches and teams manage game and practice video.

By Joe Janey, Mounds View HS, Shoreview, Minn.

December 20, 2013

The innovating world of sports is constantly changing. Teams across the country are doing anything and everything possible in order to gain an edge over their opponents. A new way to achieve this is an online program called Hudl. Hudl allows teams to watch and analyze game footage of themselves or the...