Coach deserved better

I truly hope that Mr. Silvernail isn’t abandoning the girls because they have become a rebuilding team and taking over the boys because the sky’s the limit for them. It can’t be salaries because they are the same. 

I hope that Mr. Silvernail wasn’t influenced by a board member who may have suggested he take over the team because her child (just moving up) and herself may not like coach Shaughnessy. Also Silvernail may have been reminded that he is new and tenure is coming down the road. 

Whatever the reason it’s caused a major disruption to a team that, up until several weeks ago, couldn’t wait for the season to start.

Coach Shaughnessy and his team have worked so hard to get to this point. They have paid their dues and deserve to continue without this chaos. Mr. Silvernail, with all due respect, if you wish to abandon the girls team and take over the boys then do it right! Coach the boys JV, get to know them as basketball players and persons, grow with them. Don’t change something that isn’t broken or wants change. You will be a better person and will have much more satisfaction with results if you start from the beginning. 

Michael Shaughnessy Jr., Schroon Lake

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