The new Coffman coach Stokes will have one thing to address or decide on how to handle that he probably has not had to deal with at Minster - the transfer/move in. I am unaware of this being a problem in or around Minster/the MAC. Dublin has had it's share of move in's over the years. As Harry has mentioned Dublin has had a loss or two; the DE whose family moved to Florida a couple of years ago. You can not control who moves in and out of your district. A kid moving into your district as a sophomore or younger whose family has moved to the area is completely different than a upper classman moving in for the sole/primary purpose of football such as the player from Thomas Worthington to Dublin Coffman or the qb from Springfield Greenon who went to Clayton Northmont. A coach can not control a player/family from doing this but the coach does control playing time. Is the coach going to allow/encourage a upper classman to transfer/move in to the district by awarding playing time? Typically these players are very good and will most likely the best player at their position. The question is do you allow the transfer/move in to play over a kid who grew up in your program all the way from peewee, who bides his time, develops and then sit him their senior year because a D1 prospect comes along? Yes, it's most likely better for your program for the one year but how does it affect the mentality of the program for future years? Tough calls but the head coach has to set some ground rules on how he will handle this.
Coffman is hardly alone in being a desirable one lace to
Move to . Frère has been a few years with no
Move ins . Most starters are gone homegrown . New coach can’t just not play a kid whose family moves in from out of state because Dad or mom gets a promotion . Dublin is a corporate transient place . Family’s moving their family from say a lesser school
District is going to face not playing because they wanted a better environment for to heir kids . This happens in places all
Over the country . It’s called life . I see your point but a coach of a public school shouldn’t automatically play kids based on amount of time their families have lived in town . Over 90 percent of Coffman starters the last 10 years have entered the school Frosh year . Started HS from day one at the school . It’s a public school . You can’t discriminate . After a few years and Stokes being the really good coach he is garners some attention . Can he just ignore a good player who wants to be part of it as say a Sophomore ?