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Loyola Blakefield Head Coaching Vacancy

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9 Carroll $85,532 10 St. Mary's $88,190 11 Harford $81,016 12 Baltimore $66,940, 

 

I'm a numbers guy: The full pay students at Gonzaga are primarily from rich DC neighborhoods, rich MD suburbs and northern VA. As you can see, the per capita income in these counties is signifcantly higher than LB's base of full pay students (Bmore Co, Northern part of City, Carroll and Harford). Only overlap is Howard. 

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True, as long as the heads at the school dont show that athletics matter nothing will change. I cant complain about the education at all and the college opportunities that my son has, but the football could have been better

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True, as long as the heads at the school dont show that athletics matter nothing will change. I cant complain about the education at all and the college opportunities that my son has, but the football could have been better

No arguments on the education front although I can assure you the new lay teachers couldn't touch the old Jesuits (most of them rotated back and forth between being college professors and secondary school teachers). Too much intellectual firepower and rigor. 

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As a LB alum I totally agree.  No one really cares at LB if the basketball program or football programs are successful.  Year in and year out I tune into the Turkey Bowl and see a lackluster product.  Same with the basketball program.  No idea how Davalli is still the basketball coach after countless losing seasons.  LB has to do a better job from a recruiting standpoint.  I remember in HS when we were a football power winning MIAA titles and never losing a Turkey Bowl in my 4 years at LB.  Hoping to see a better product in the near future on the field and court.

I dont really think the top dogs at LB really care if if the football, baseball, basketball programs have winning records. I have seen this over the past four years. First it was getting rid of the freshman football and baseball teams, quite a few kids quit the football program after this because they figured they would get little opportunity for playing time

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True, as long as the heads at the school dont show that athletics matter nothing will change. I cant complain about the education at all and the college opportunities that my son has, but the football could have been better

None of this will change until Keeney is done as AD. The lackluster program is a reflecktion of the lackluster AD. I also think the loss of jesuits on campus is a crime, it is one of the things that made LB special.

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Position posted on 11-30:

 

Job Description:

Loyola Blakefield is seeking a dynamic and accomplished individual to become the school’s next head football coach. Loyola Blakefield is a member of the MIAA “A” Conference football league, a competitive athletic division.

Duties and Responsibilities:

·         Lead and direct all aspects of the program

·         Head varsity coach

·         Work with Admissions in attracting and recruiting well-rounded, qualified admission candidates who

           will contribute to the life of the school in the classroom, in mission-based activities, and on the

           football field

·         Work with the Director of Athletics in hiring assistants and under squad coaches, scheduling non-

           league games, managing field usage, ordering supplies, equipment and uniforms, and in making

           travel arrangements

·         Work with the Principal and the Director of Athletics to live out and promote the school’s mission

Qualifications:

·         Prior coaching experience within a highly competitive setting at the high school or collegiate level

          either as a head coach or in a coordinator capacity

·         An understanding, respect and commitment to the academic, spiritual, social, and athletic formation

          of young men

·         An ability to articulate coaching philosophy and a proven record of successful implementation

·         Positive, creative, solution-oriented temperament

                ·         A clear understanding of and commitment to Loyola Blakefield’s mission of graduating young men

                          who are religious, loving, intellectually ambitious, open to growth, and committed to diversity and

                          doing justice.

               ·         Commitment to preparing student-athletes for post-high school life through personal, academic, and

                         athletic successes, including assisting football players in the college search process

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The big myth about Loyola is they have no talent and no investment in winning.....I was not fond of Abbotts but the guy won titles without a major recruitment  campaign. Any school with as many boys as Loyola will pretty much have what it needs to win right in its hallways.....however, a Pawgs like regional/national power mission is a horse of another color......but Loyola has what is required to compete for a conference title.  

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The big myth about Loyola is they have no talent and no investment in winning.....I was not fond of Abbotts but the guy won titles without a major recruitment campaign. Any school with as many boys as Loyola will pretty much have what it needs to win right in its hallways.....however, a Pawgs like regional/national power mission is a horse of another color......but Loyola has what is required to compete for a conference title.

That's not true. In this league you need FBS/FCS talent in each class to win the title.

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I Guess Thats Why You Guys Have One So Many Titles Lately, Also It Helps When Teams You Play Are Out Taping Your Practices The Week Of The Game Like NE.

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As a LB alum I totally agree.  No one really cares at LB if the basketball program or football programs are successful.  Year in and year out I tune into the Turkey Bowl and see a lackluster product.  Same with the basketball program.  No idea how Davalli is still the basketball coach after countless losing seasons.  LB has to do a better job from a recruiting standpoint.  I remember in HS when we were a football power winning MIAA titles and never losing a Turkey Bowl in my 4 years at LB.  Hoping to see a better product in the near future on the field and court.

 

And as an alumnus, how much do you give back to the school each year? Maybe if Loyola's endowment wasn't a fraction of what other schools in the area are bringing in from their alumni, we'd have a shot at giving more guys financial aid, thus making us better on the athletic front. It's not rocket science.

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There has been an overall unwillingness by the AD and board (some members) to fully commit to recruiting and financing FB and BB recruits. There have been dribs and drabs lately with the establishment of two respective "funds" earmarked for these two sports but LB is a long way off. Pesci set Loyola back 10 years and Keeney seems to throw roadblocks every chance he gets.There is always a lot of talk at Loyola about what needs/should happen with the FB program, but there is always a board member or two who fear that recruiting and funding FB players will "Gilmanize"  the schools mission. That reference to Gilman has actually been used. Until a few of these old board members and more importantly Keeney are gone, nothing will change on Chestnut.

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And as an alumnus, how much do you give back to the school each year? Maybe if Loyola's endowment wasn't a fraction of what other schools in the area are bringing in from their alumni, we'd have a shot at giving more guys financial aid, thus making us better on the athletic front. It's not rocket science.

When alumni give restricted gifts for the football program or related scholarships and the program budget remains constant (funding is reduced dollar for dollar from the general fund) or scholarship monies are given to non football players, due to the aforementioned Board and administration biases, football alumni are not inclined to invest their hard earned money in a rigged game.

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Expect Loyola to be a bottom feeder unless Brant or someone else assumes the role of AD. Even then, building the FB fund to a level to support multiyear commitments to kids will take some time.

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I Guess Thats Why You Guys Have One So Many Titles Lately, Also It Helps When Teams You Play Are Out Taping Your Practices The Week Of The Game Like NE.

NE?

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Crickets from old Maroon tiger after spouting off at the mouth. Just like the response he gave to DD and SFA

No idea what your reply to my post about the type of talent needed to win the conference?

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No the poster you responded to said that Loyola in his opinion has talent and you spouted off no that you need this and that. Like I said that's why you guys have won so many titles lately. You have guys who have big school offers but haven't done much either. And I am sure you know what I am talking about with the other stuff

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