Kline had a 3-year run at Bryan where he went 30-5 or something crazy like that .Not long after that talent class graduated he stepped down. Outside of those few years and couple decent years at Edgerton he was mediocre to bad. Rakes just like Kline last three years was 28-7. 5 years before that he was 21-29. Outside of those 3 years with those super talented classes he was bad to mediocre just like Kline. And also just like Kline he took off as soon as they graduated. So yeah they are pretty much the same person in my opinion. But we all have our opinions maybe had a legit reason to take off. I'm a Fairview guy and Ive heard alot of different reasons. I do think it's kind of ironic that he leaves after 2020 when all the talent graduates and since they are 4-17. Now guess who has the most talented classes in the gmc in jr High right now? Fairview...And now he's coming back?...or at least that's the rumorKline’s last 8 seasons his teams went 20-60, 1 winning season (2014, 6-4)
Rakes’ last 8 seasons were 49-36, got better each year and ended with 3 straight regional runner-up’s
So no, not really at all the same guy
"Take out his 3 most successful seasons and he doesn't look as successful" Holy crap, what a mind blowing realization. Find me another coach in the state that wouldn't look worse if you took the most successful 3/8 off of his record. I'm bored though, so I'll play along.Now do Rakes record before the last 3 years he coached when he had two super talented classes.
Lol well I'm not playing anymore because you're totally missing my point. Again, he is pretty much the same guy to me. You have you're opinion I have mine I just respectfully disagree. Have a good night"Take out his 3 most successful seasons and he doesn't look as successful" Holy crap, what a mind blowing realization. Find me another coach in the state that wouldn't look worse if you took the most successful 3/8 off of his record. I'm bored though, so I'll play along.
Rakes' first 5 year at Fairview, 3-7, 4-6, 3-7, 5-5, 6-4. His team improved while he was there even if you discount his last 3 years.
Kline without his best 3 years? 41-80. Kline at his last 2 schools? 14-56. His teams have not shown any sign of improvement at either school, and he's been a head coach literally twice as long as Rakes. And don't act like his time at Bryan was somehow more impressive because it was in the NWOAL, Bryan is the biggest school in that league, by a lot.
So again, not at all the same guy
He ruined the program. Each year he was there, the numbers went lower on player turnout. His last year there were several 2 & 3year letter winners that went out for soccer instead of playing football their senior year. When you have a coach that constantly degrades players, you will lose players. You can say players need to be tougher, but I will say, I know how coaches talk, this was not coach talk, this was downright degrading. Christopher to his defense, did not have a lot to work with once Olwin left as he left the varsity and younger age groups empty.He didn't ruin them. He left when the talent was dry and then Christopher buried them and they are still digging out of that hole.