bye bye America!
"He wasn’t hired to be friendly to players and their whiny parents… like him or not, he’s one of the most winningest coaches in the history of high school baseball in Louisiana. He’s had a great career and he has more character in his pinky than some people’s entire families have. He was a role model to a lot of people and if you could see how many people he’s impacted, you would value and respect his position for the past 20 years. I’m sorry he wasn’t able to be BFF’s with his players or drink beer and party with their parents, but he is a damn good coach and an even better person and shame on anyone who tries to take that away from him.”
I continued to comment:
"I don’t want to go around talking about this because what’s done is done. I just felt the need to comment because my dad is the most honest, objective, and classy guy, with more loyalty and integrity than I’ve seen in any other person. When… someone questions my dad’s character after he’s remained the same person for the past 20 years, I will defend that. I will defend it because he deserves more respect than that. My dad devoted so much time to caring for other people’s children. Yes, he had to show tough love to teach the boys that they need to work hard and stand on their own two feet. You won’t learn that in life until someone stops babying you. Life’s tough, and if you can’t make it through a high school baseball season then I feel sorry for your future. Who ever worked the hardest and performs on the diamond is the one that gets to play. I’m sorry that my dad never coached for the fans, but if he had, what kind of lesson is that teaching our kids? My dad never cared about who your parents were, or if you had money, and if he had parent problems, he would NEVER take it out on the kid! When I was younger I couldn’t understand why he couldn’t just sit the kid to teach the parent that he was Head Coach for a reason, but now I understand how he saw it. I’m in a psychology of coaching class at LSU and everything my teacher teaches is exactly what my dad does. Not that there is any perfect way to coach, but based on information gathered from years of coaching, my dad is pretty damn good. I DARE someone to try to argue with me based on my dad’s coaching abilities and/or character. It’s a shame that parents don’t just let the kids play. Anytime I wanted my dad to tell my soccer coach to give me more playing time, he said no and that I just needed to work harder. He said if after I was busting my ass and I felt the coach wasn’t being fair, that it was my responsibility to talk to them and figure it out. Thank God I wasn’t babied when it came to sports because I am a successful person on my way to LAW SCHOOL because of it. My former boyfriend, Mitch, played for Manieri at LSU and you wouldn’t believe half the BS that goes on there. My dad would never intentionally hurt anyone the way other programs have. So go on and disagree with my dad as a coach, but no one should EVER question his ability/ heart!!!”
My dad built the St.Amant High School Baseball Program. Until last night, I was a proud alumni because of my dad and the reputation he earned with that program. Seeing our community respond to these false allegations made against my dad is enough to make my heart heavy. Hundreds of people have tried making contact with people close to my dad to express the impact he had on their lives and to thank him for the program he built. He built a legacy at St. Amant High School over 20 years and it’s a crying shame that the school board appeased disgruntled parents over their playing time and the integrity of my dad and the program he made successful.
I used to be so Sensitive and weak when I was younger, but now I realized how much I’ve changed. ever since I was diagnosed with Skin Cancer, I turned into a new person. Mitch breaking up with me last may was the turning point. Before that, I was content living through a terrible long distance relationship and crying on the phone to by best friend until 5 am almost every night. After we broke up, it’s like I flipped a switch from sad to adventurous and strong. I went from being ready to settle down to wanting to travel freely over night. After my surgery, I realized I did have a lot of strength deep inside me, but after the breakup it’s like that strength became me. I feel like I’m strong in every sense of the word. Emotionally, physically, and most importantly mentally. in life, we are always going to be thrown curve balls, and you must be ready to act when one is thrown your direction. I feel as though I am sometimes the strong person in my family and friends and a lot of the times they look up to me. I hurt so badly when I hear something hurts my family and friends, it’s like I would do anything to make sure They are okay. I don’t want to quote lil Wayne, but I’ll go ahead and do it: “you keep the sunshine, save me the rain”. I really do get broken hearted when I see others go through pain and I wish I could suffer instead of them. It breaks my heart. I feel like in this world of fake people who are only concerned about themselves, that you must find real people that care. The sad reality is that sometimes on earth, we are void of this. You must be mentally and emotionally capable to take on problems and sadness head on. Sometimes you have to be strong for others. All of the times you must be strong for yourself. I know this And my only wish is that the people around me don’t suffer and don’t go through any pain.
The most perfect day in Baton Rouge!! I love Louisiana! I was wearing jeans and a north face yesterday and laying out today!!
My friend, Shannon welcomed Anthony ray into this world on mardi GRAS! He’s the best! I love him so much! Born on 2/21/12 8lbs 8oz!