BI Head Football Coach Resigns After One Season
"I Don't Mind A Parasite. I Object To A Cut-Rate One."
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I saw the story in this morning's print Courier. Read it here:

Does anyone have any additional "background" on why Coach Carter decided to resign after only one season at Bradwell?

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JimmyMack commented on Wednesday, Jan 08, 2014 at 14:54 PM

Hi Sebe. Right now all I know is what I read in the Courier that says he is taking a job as an assistant coach at Rhinehart (sic) college in North Georgia.

We need SF3's input.

sebekm commented on Wednesday, Jan 08, 2014 at 15:30 PM

Hi Jimmy. Happy New Year! I hope Carter's departure doesn't signal an "unhappy" 2014 for BI.

JimmyMack commented on Wednesday, Jan 08, 2014 at 16:49 PM

Yeah, me too Sebe. But I am not optimistic. I thought Carter was a good choice. Can't blame him for bettering his station in life. He came with a good pedigree having served at power house Camden County. I know other military towns such as Warner Robbins and Moody Air Force in Valdosta produces winners year end and year out. The transitional nature of the student populace creates an impediment, in my opinion, to consistency. A feeder system only works if you have the same young athletes here during the Rec. leagues, Jr. High, and into highschool.

I would hope that the powers that be, take a look at some of these other military impacted towns and how they run their programs and perhaps gain some insight or better yet one of their coaches to come here.

Happy New Year to you too.

sebekm commented on Wednesday, Jan 08, 2014 at 21:50 PM

I felt bad for the Dawgs - 2013 was totally forgettable for them. Things have to be better in Athens in 2014.

JimmyMack commented on Thursday, Jan 09, 2014 at 10:14 AM

Yep. Me too. It was a kidney stone kinda year. Painful.

gacpl commented on Friday, Jan 10, 2014 at 10:00 AM

he just didn't take another job, he applied for it with the intent of leaving BI if he was hired. people should be asking why did he start applying for another job right after starting here.

sebekm commented on Friday, Jan 10, 2014 at 12:23 PM

Perhaps BI was just a pit stop all along. Too bad if that's the case.

JimmyMack commented on Saturday, Jan 11, 2014 at 12:24 PM

@gacpl. Wow. Didn't know that about Carter. Sounds like he is a tad deceptive at the very least and maybe a tad sociopathic at the worst.

gacpl commented on Sunday, Jan 12, 2014 at 09:33 AM

@jimmy, i wasn't saying anything bad about carter. maybe something here made him not want to stay. also i looked up the Robbins and Moody bases info. the military % of the population is much lower then here.

JimmyMack commented on Sunday, Jan 12, 2014 at 12:43 PM

I know gacpl. Those are my words. He has a right to better his life.

ShyanSky commented on Sunday, Jan 12, 2014 at 20:23 PM

You should probably turn to the new Superintendent for your answers. Or maybe one of the sideline coaches that he decided to cuss out homecoming night that landed him iin her office to begin with. Let's just say...If someone threatens your teaching certificate (your livelihood, your career) after you ask about appealing their decision especially since no one even gave you a chance to speak then of course you'd be putting in applications elsewhere and looking to get out the first chance you got.

Georgeann7 commented on Monday, Jan 13, 2014 at 09:16 AM

What upsets me is that these kids relied on him to be here next year and were looking forward to another season. Here they go again with questions about who is going to take over and then when he does....will he quit on them too? Last year we were looking forward to change, this year we are back at it again, but with more reservations. At least that's my opinion. I'm disappointed for the team. Will he take the coaches along with him that he brought here from Camden? I agree that he should be able to "better" his career. But could he have at least given it 3 years? At least the kids would have stability and work together as a team with confidence. Now they have to go into a season with questions. I am definitely disappointed. To be honest, with all of the craziness we had with Coach Walsh and now this, I can understand why some parents will take their kids to Liberty. At least they have a coach that seems to care and stability. I refuse to send my boys there, but I can understand why people do. Again, just my opinion.

ShyanSky commented on Monday, Jan 13, 2014 at 10:23 AM

I guess my previous comment was not posted for some reason. Interesting...

ShyanSky commented on Monday, Jan 13, 2014 at 10:33 AM

To find out why Carter is leaving you need to look to the new Superintendant. She will know. Carter was called in her office for cussing at one of his sideline coaches during the homecoming game (this was after what occured between him and the Liberty Staff at the rival game). According to Carter he walked in there and a decision was already made to suspend him without even getting his side of the story. Carter tends to be a bit of a hothead from what I have seen at the games. He asked what if he appealed it and supposedly she told him that she would have his teaching certificate if he did. As soon as that transpired Carter was out, he was already looking to leave Bradwell at any cost. Reese (the OC that he brought from Camden)is supposedly the front runner for the position and the Touchdown club supposedly cornered him at the announcement begging him to take the position. The thing is, Reese and his wife both have been looking to leave Liberty County. Don't believe that? See who the final candidates were for Oconee County's Head Coach position. I'm afraid if things go the way the Touchdown club wants then you will see Reese get the position but...if he already wants out, how long is he going to stay???

Georgeann7 commented on Monday, Jan 13, 2014 at 12:31 PM

If that were to happen to me, I would be looking to get out as well. I wondered if it had something to do with the suspension. Most of us were kept in the dark about why he was suspended in the first place. As for him being a hothead...I believe it got attention that was needed by some. You cannot sit on the sidelines and give praises all night or say nothing. That's what we've had YEARS of. I know no one wants to go back that way. Thank you ShyanSky for the insight!

sebekm commented on Monday, Jan 13, 2014 at 13:02 PM

Yes - thank you both for your insights and discussion. It sounds like the local "powers that be" need to figure out how things work, otherwise mediocrity will remain the order of the day at BI. When you tolerate poor performance and run off the people who can get the job done, that's a prescription for failure.

mountain commented on Monday, Jan 13, 2014 at 13:13 PM

I guess the fact that the Coach and a student getting into an altercation had nothing to do with his leaving.

ShyanSky commented on Monday, Jan 13, 2014 at 13:15 PM

You're welcome. And I don't blame him for looking to leave the minute someone threatened his livlihood...his career! I'd do the same.

What doesn't make sense is his suspension over what people thought they heard. I wasn't there that whole game, had to leave early so I didn't hear or see it. Just going off of what I was told. But I tell you what I DID see. Last year, the new DC at Liberty who is not even a teacher drops the F bomb toward several players and a board member points it out while we are in the stands and even calls someone else over to confirm yet nothing is done to him.

sebekm commented on Monday, Jan 13, 2014 at 13:16 PM


ShyanSky commented on Monday, Jan 13, 2014 at 10:23 AM

I guess my previous comment was not posted for some reason. Interesting...


When someone makes a blog comment, the "system" notifies the blog's author. In the case of this particular blog, my list of blog posts shows all of your above comments, but also includes three separate posts by you at 12:19 p.m. earlier today. My hunch is that these three are system "anomalies," and that your earlier post might not have shown up in this blog string due to another "hiccup" in the operation of the site (as opposed to somebody intentionally censoring your comments.) It happens sometimes.

Georgeann7 commented on Monday, Jan 13, 2014 at 15:06 PM

Well Mountain, we don't know. Who knew of the coach and a student getting into an altercation? It's just like no one knew why he was suspended either. Is what you are talking about a fact or heresay? I'm sure there can be a lot of rumors out there as to why he is leaving. My concern is not for that any longer. My concern is getting these kids back on track and being able to believe in someone who won't just leave for a better position at the drop of a hat. I would like to see someone who really wants to stick it out and help BI and the community.

ShyanSky commented on Monday, Jan 13, 2014 at 15:07 PM

Ahh...thanks. Never commented on the blogs before until I saw yours and felt the need to share.

sebekm commented on Monday, Jan 13, 2014 at 16:20 PM

You are most welcome, and thank you for sharing your knowledge and insights.

sebekm commented on Monday, Jan 13, 2014 at 16:22 PM

Georgeann7: Well said.

ShyanSky commented on Tuesday, Jan 14, 2014 at 08:38 AM

My heart goes out to the kids of BI for the turmoil this has caused. I hate what this has done to them and their confidence level.

I'd like to know why Carter only called the Seniors in to tell them he was leaving?? No offense to them but those guys will not be on the team next year. The ones who needed to hear it from him heard it from the rumor mill and others. All the players knew and heard the rumors he was leaving as soon as the season ended.

BI88 commented on Tuesday, Jan 14, 2014 at 09:46 AM

I have not heard about any altercations with students, but that's a personnel issue that may not be public. As for the suspension, it was certainly a major cause for concern on Coach Carters part. Coach Reese did address the Touchdown Club with his aspirations, but at no time was he cornered nor asked to apply for any position. The main point of the issue is that the Bradwell Tiger students' best interests be kept at the forefront of this process. Mr. Scott Carrier is the one responsible for presenting the best candidate for the position to the BOE, and I am completely confident that he will do his very best to keep the program going in the right direction. The consensus among the TD Club members who were present at the meeting seemed to be that the number one priority is keeping the kids first, regardless of personal feelings or desires. We "can" keep this as positive as possible for the kids and keep politics out of it "if" we choose to do so, but it will take a concerted effort on the parts of everyone involved or affected in order to do so. Whoever is selected to lead the B.I. Tigers will have my unreserved support until the best interests of the kids is no longer the number one priority. GO Tigers!!

KeepHopeAlive commented on Sunday, Jan 19, 2014 at 20:53 PM

Greetings to all BI Lions and Tigers.It has truly been a testing year for this ball team. High's and low's from many different directions, and sometimes seemed like we can't get a break. Such is the life we live,and so we shall continue to PUSH forward, and be BETTER for it. As has been said before, IT IS ALL FOR THE STUDENT ATHLETE. They are still looking for US, the mature adults, to have their best interest at heart. We don't want just any coach, we want the Right Coach and he is out there. Take the time to search him out, test his resolve, and then trust him to lead these young men into competition. I stand ready to shout, let's go BI, and still sing, "Hail the Blue and Gold".

JimmyMack commented on Tuesday, Jan 21, 2014 at 15:50 PM

Me too KHA, me too!!!

JimmyMack commented on Wednesday, Jan 22, 2014 at 19:10 PM

"Bradwell we will ever love thee
Always true we'll be.
And there will never be another, like B.I to me.

Alma Mata thee we honor, you are dear and old.
And your name we will ever cherish
Hail the Blue and Gold."

ShyanSky commented on Thursday, Feb 06, 2014 at 11:59 AM

Does anyone know anything about the candidates they are supposed to interview next week? Just wondering what the next season will possibly bring. I guess we will know soon enough.

Tiger5 commented on Friday, Feb 28, 2014 at 08:03 AM

Greg Hill. Great hire.

sebekm commented on Friday, Feb 28, 2014 at 21:49 PM

I saw the hire, but didn't read the article. Hopefully it will work out. They need to keep the momentum going and build on the progress made last year.

Tiger5 commented on Monday, Mar 03, 2014 at 11:31 AM

I could not agree more. I wonder where sf31313 is with all of this taking place??

sebekm commented on Monday, Mar 03, 2014 at 13:42 PM

I miss him. Last time he said he was off making money up north (I think). If that's what's keeping him away, good for him. I just hope he's okay and all is going well with him.

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