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End Of An Era, And Time To Hire A New Head Football Coach For Bradwell Institute

Greetings Citizens of Hinesville, Liberty County Georgia. For the Past 4 years, I have been blogging, and commenting about the current status of Bradwell Institute Athletics, mainly the Football Program, and their lack of direction under its present Athletic Director, and Head Football Coach James Walsh Jr. Now that the 2012 Football Season is finally over, I want you all to know that I have absolutely nothing personally against Coach Walsh, but it is time for a change. We all need to know that.

Here is a recap of part of my last years post:

“Before I start, I want the citizens of Hinesville, Georgia to know that I am a HUGE Bradwell Institute Football Fan. I have a lot of passion for the group of young men who play their hearts out for Bradwell Institute, and I support the young men who play Football for Bradwell in its entirety. Remember three years ago, I began blogging about the dismal seasons under Coach Walsh. I took a lot of heat from other alleged supporters from Bradwell Institute. So this year I decided to remain quiet, and allow Coach Walsh's actions and performance speak for itself. So far, the Bradwell Institute Tigers Football Program, and their performance have spoken loudly.

To have disappointing seasons after disappointing seasons is clearly unacceptable. It seems as if the Bradwell Institute Tigers Football Team does not have the will, and desire or sense of urgency to win any longer under the present Head Coach. Its is definitely time for a change in the leadership of the Head Coach & Athletic Director's Position at Bradwell Institute, and the time is now.

How much more do you have to see to make a determination that Coach Walsh does not have what it takes to put together a great football program at Bradwell Institute? What you now see is the obvious. You see low turn out to home games, and a very small fan base. He (Coach Jim Walsh Jr.) has successfully taken this program to the degree of absolute failure. If it wasn't for the way GHSA now having the playoff system aligned, Bradwell Institute would "NEVER" make a post season playoff appearance, having the top four seeds advancing to the first round. This year, Bradwell Institute is not even in fourth place in Region 3-AAAAA. I don't know what in the world did the powers that be see in Coach Walsh that they would hire him in the first place, to take over the reigns of a good football program at the time, and make him Head Football Coach, and Athletic Director. Right now, it does not even matter.

Coach Walsh time has come, and has been gone. How does Coach Walsh as a Head Football Coach tell a player to strive for excellence when he can’t achieve this himself? You have to lead by example. The Bradwell Institute Football Team is a direct reflection of its Head Football Coach. We NEED a new Head Coach with new vision, and a new direction, which will embrace this town and this town, embraces the new Head Football Coach. It's time to bring the good ole boy network to a close”.

That is a part of what I stated last year. Coach Walsh friends whom embraces him thinks because of the good deeds that he does off the field should be enough to keep him in his coaching position, but I say not. What Coach Walsh does off the field have absolutely nothing to do with what he is doing on the field. He is getting out witted, and out coached each and every game by its opponents.

I must say this. It may hurt but it is very true. Coach Walsh Jr. is by far the worst Head Football Coach, and Athletic Director to EVER become hired as such, and to step foot on Bradwell Institute’s Campus. It’s indicative of the many years of substandard performances under his direction. He is the worst Coach in the history of Bradwell Institute Football. Now supporters such as local news journalist Jeff Whitten, along with certain Board Of Education Members, and rogue members of his good-ole boy network can not argue with this. It is because it is absolute fact, and truth. We all know that it is very hard to defend against that.

Among my colleagues, Bradwell Institute Football is the laughing stock of the entire State. It is true as much as I hate to admit it, and as I speak so passionately about this, that under this current coaching system, Bradwell Institute can't win a game against any team outside of Region 3-AAAAA and now, could only beat two teams in Region 3-AAAAA, and this is the weakest Region in the entire State. There are absolutely no more excuses simply because there are none. I may not be a coach, as other bloggers may sarcastically say in defense Of Coach Walsh, but I sure as Hell know what 2-8 is, and I know what it's meant to be at 2-8. Under Coach Walsh, The Bradwell Institute Tigers Football Team is a team that any coach would schedule their team to play against on their School Homecoming. They are guaranteed a win.

Here are some facts that tell me the reason why Coach Walsh need to step down:
Johnson High School of Savannah. Walsh as Head Football Coach:
1988 5-6 .455%
1989 0-10 .000%
1990 3-7 .300%
1991 4-6 .400%
1992 10-2 .833%
1993 2-7 .222%

Arrival At Bradwell Institute As Head Football Coach and Athletic Director

1994 4-6 .400%
1995 4-5 .444%
1996 10-2 .833%
1997 10-2 .833%
1998 7-3 .700%
1999 2-8 .200%
2000 7-4 .636%
2001 9-2 .818%
2002 9-2 .818%
2003 7-4 .636%
2004 9-2 .818%
2005 5-4 .556%
2006 6-6 .500%
2007 5-6 .455%
2008 8-4 .667%
2009 6-5 .545%
2010 3-7 .300%
2011 1-9 .100%
2012-2-8 .200%

Coach Jim Walsh Jr. 25 Seasons and 19 completed Seasons at Bradwell Institute Overall record is 137-127-0 .519%

If your child scores a 50% on a test, is that acceptable? I don't think so. Coach Walsh is functioning overall at .519%. Just a little over 50%. That sounds like failure to me.

As for the Parents: Parents have to get more involved with their kids, and not use school as a Day Care Center to watch over them. Parents have the power to act, to make these Politicians, or should I say Board Of Education Members to set guide lines, and programs. Parents just have to do more. I don't have a child that attends Bradwell Institute, but I still care. Bradwell Institute is my Alma Mater, and the Power is in the parents. Parents, you can get the Board Of Education to do whatever you want them to do when it comes to your child. It is totally up to you. Being silent, complacent, and waiting on others to speak on your behalf will not get you the results that you need. Get out there, and speak up for your child. Get other concern parents involved to voice your concerns, and opinions as well. If the BOE Members fail to adhere to your request or demands, then you now have the choice, and opportunity at the Voting Polls to vote their AS$$$ out of office, and put someone else in who can, that will meet your needs, and will do the job better. At the end of the day, you can stand around, and complain about your child not getting this, or your child not getting that. But if you don't take a stand for your child, no one else will. Now speak up, and speak out parents!!!

With all of this being said, I now know that the time has come for the replacement of Coach Jim Walsh Jr. and I am saying this again, the time is right now. Also Jeff Whitten, you can now consider me a “Boo Bird” too until Coach Walsh Jr. has stepped down, or has been fired as Head Football Coach, and Athletic Director at Bradwell Institute. I am sure there are others that would not mine being a Boo Bird for positive change at Bradwell Institute Football Program as well. Let’s stop being a good talker parents, and be a go doer…. Harvery Overton Boosters, please lets get with it, and get Walsh out of the program.

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SportsFan31313 commented on Tuesday, Nov 13, 2012 at 15:12 PM

Harvery Overton Boosters:

I recommend a search for a coach out of Region 1-AAAAAA. Those Coaches know how to help put a Football Program together....

Top 5 Schools Suggested for the search Of a New Head Football Coach:

Camden County
Colquitt County
Coffee County

SportsFan31313 commented on Tuesday, Nov 13, 2012 at 17:39 PM

I have gotten a lot of comments from friends that ARE moving from Hinesville to North Georgia. (Metro Atlanta Area) The claims are apathy among elected officials. I too have property (real estate) in the Northeast, and Mid Atlantic States. I clearly understand the frustration. But I can only hpe that the parents this time get involved to make changes at Bradwell Institute. I also heard that some of the kids who play football at Bradwell Institute have brought home failing grades in some of their classes, that the parents did ot know that they were failing, and that Coach Walsh was not monitoring these kids making sure that they are studying and making passing grades. Now I really don't know if that is 100% accurate in it entirety but it does draw concerns.

SportsFan31313 commented on Tuesday, Nov 13, 2012 at 19:11 PM

Maybe so......

Iknowyou commented on Wednesday, Nov 14, 2012 at 08:43 AM

SportsFan3131, do you remember this? It looks like you were right and I was wrong.

SportsFan31313 commented on Tuesday, Aug 28, 2012 at 16:30 PM


I rank them as follows for the Fall 2012 Season:

1. Liberty County
2. Long County
3. Bradwell Institute

Iknowyou commented on Wednesday, Aug 29, 2012 at 15:16 PM

SportsFan31313, are you serious?

2. Bradwell Institute
3. Liberty County
4. Long County

Long County did beat Montgomery County in a scrimmage game 46 to 6 but I believe that will be their only victory for the season.

Iknowyou commented on Wednesday, Nov 14, 2012 at 09:18 AM

1.Liberty County. Overall: 6-4-0 League: 0-3-0
National Rank: 6034 State (GA) Rank: 234.

2.Long County. Overall: 5-5-0 League: 4-5-0
National Rank: 7129 State (GA) Rank: 271.

3.Bradwell Institute. Overall: 2-8-0 League: 2-5-0 National Rank: 8367 State (GA) Rank: 311.

4.FPCA. Overall: 0-10-0 League: 0-5-0
National Rank: 14304 State (GA) Rank: 478.

SportsFan31313 commented on Wednesday, Nov 14, 2012 at 13:18 PM


Remember I said this too:

" I'm not always right, but I'm hardly ever wrong"!!!!! :-)

Tiger5 commented on Wednesday, Nov 14, 2012 at 14:42 PM


Apathetic officials are merely the product of apathetic voters and an apathetic community. JimmyMack is right. Hinesville ain't what she used to be and never will be again. And yes, JimmyMack, it certainly is kinda sad.

SportsFan31313 commented on Wednesday, Nov 14, 2012 at 15:14 PM

Tiger 5,

Yes it is sad.

SportsFan31313 commented on Monday, Nov 19, 2012 at 12:35 PM

Tiger 5, Hollabackk, Jimmy Mack, Sebekm,

If they don't ask or force Walsh out totally out, then you can very well see no one showing up for home games. season ticket sales will be at a all time low, and then the County will raise taxes to pay entirely for the new Stadium that ticket sales could have help pay for.

Dismal Season of losses equal low turn out to games, low revenue, and raising taxes to pay for a new stadium.

SportsFan31313 commented on Tuesday, Nov 20, 2012 at 13:23 PM

Roswell fires football coach
9:57 am November 20, 2012, by Todd Holcomb

Roswell has fired head football coach Justin Sanderson, whose teams finished 0-10 and 3-7 in his two seasons.

Sanderson’s final game was a 28-24 upset of playoff-bound Walton, but it wasn’t enough to save his job after Roswell suffered consecutive losing seasons for the first time since 1979-80. Roswell lost seven of its 17 games under Sanderson by three points or less.

Sanderson, who was promoted from offensive coordinator in 2011, joined Roswell’s staff in 2003 and and coached during one of Roswell’s more successful eras. The Hornets won a Class AAAAA championship in 2006. Sanderson has never coached at another high school.

‘’It’s just my home; I love this place, and it’s going to be hard to leave,’’ Sanderson said. “Ending with that Walton win and as well as we played against Lassiter [a 28-14 loss the week before against the region champion], I thought we’d have another chance. But the bottom line is I’m 3-17 as head coach, and it’s a results-oriented business.’’

Sanderson said he met with his players Tuesday morning to tell them of the news.

‘’Telling the kids was hardest thing I’ve ever had to do,’’ Sanderson said. “These two years haven’t gone the way we wanted, be we’ve used this platform to tell them that tough times don’t last. Good things will happen. They’ve kept the faith and kept working and improved throughout the year.’’

Roswell has made nine coaching hires since 1950, each time promoting from within its staff.

hollabackk commented on Friday, Feb 15, 2013 at 12:13 PM

He is no longer football coach as of today...

SportsFan31313 commented on Sunday, Feb 17, 2013 at 21:58 PM

Well Time for a change, and an end of an era. Time for a new era. Its been a long time coming. I really dont have anything personal against Jim Walsh. But he just does not have what it takes to get the job done. I have preached and blogged, and pleaded for change for about four years. The kids are no longer responding to his ocaching methods, and it has been time a change long time ago. I wish he had just left, and went somewhere else. But because he refused to leave on his own, it resulted in this. I do wish him the best in this future endeavors.

hollabackk commented on Wednesday, Feb 20, 2013 at 03:36 AM

Jeff Whitten comments...


SportsFan31313 commented on Friday, Feb 22, 2013 at 16:52 PM

I read his comments. Its moot, and it doesnt matter now.

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