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    Quote Originally Posted by kitkat1
    When AA under the new leadership of Corcoran decided not to renew (read "sacked") all 18 of their contracted coaches in 2004 - including head coach Keith Connor - the only coaches who continued were those employed by the Australian Institute of Sport or by other State Institutes of Sport. Parnov, the vault coach, worked for the West Australian Institute of Sport and had a strong and sympathetic advocate in the WAIS ED Wally Foreman, who saw what was coming (as did all the coaches) and set up Parnov strictly in a coaching role in Perth. The only other coach employed strictly in a coaching role, from what I can recall, was Craig Hilliard at the AIS in Canberra. Other coaches at State Institutes were all either dismissed or re-contracted as administrators of development programs which then enabled them to coach as personal coaches after hours on their own time.

    This was hardly a recipe for success for anyone other than Parnov and Hilliard. And they both enjoyed successes between Athens and up to the present day.
    In other words, the only success was achieved in spite of Corcoran.
    When administrators rule, everything crashes to a halt. Remember, managers (coaches) do, while administrators control.
    Many administrators are happier with failure than success because criticism can be blunted with comments about 'sour grapes' and everyone can be ' kept in their place'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Francis
    In other words, the only success was achieved in spite of Corcoran.
    When administrators rule, everything crashes to a halt. Remember, managers (coaches) do, while administrators control.
    Many administrators are happier with failure than success because criticism can be blunted with comments about 'sour grapes' and everyone can be ' kept in their place'.
    CORRECT...

    check out "In the News" section for some further reports on AA re Corcoran & the HP Dept.

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    There was a similar line in the old TV show The White Shadow.

    The principal told the coach that those who can't do, teach.

    The coach replied that those who can't do or teach, administrate.

    When stupid people organize things, there is an excellent chance you will end up with organized stupidity.

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