First of all, I want to take a second to introduce myself. My name is Jason Seidel, I am the head coach at Hickory Ridge. I created a handle when I got the job in May as recommended by Chris Hughes. This is my first post, so I hope I am doing this correctly. I have always enjoyed this website; Chris Hughes and his staff do a tremendous job. I have a ton of respect for those guys. And to be honest I go on it to read about the different schools and what they have going on. To me, it's amazing to see all the supporters on this site that talk about their particular school.
With that being said, I have a few issues with what is going on. I do not know who HRBulls2015 is. They are not anyone from my staff. I have no one on my staff that talks on any of these websites. I do appreciate HRBulls2015 for his comments throughout the season, he or she has been always backed us. When I get a text message from a parent telling me that my staff is being trashed by someone on here, I couldn't hold my tongue.
This is high school athletics. We are dealing with teenage student-athletes. I feel blessed to have a chance to be around my players and their families. I enjoy the opportunity that I have, and truly thank God that I get to work with these kids. On top of that, I love my staff. They care so much about our guys and put in the time with them both on and off the field. The players have worked their tails off everyday and competed at a high level. On top of that, they have been tremendous in the community. We preach "Family" and live by that every day.
I saw where one of our supporters commented stating he or she believes we can compete at the 4A level. We just came off a 12-3 season where we played in the state semi-final. Our kids had a great year and earned everything by working hard and competing. What is even more important, is they bought in to what the coaches preached and that was "Family." Your opinion is perfectly fine, and I appreciate that. If you don't think we will be able to compete, I am ok with that. However, I won't allow someone to say anything negative about someone on my staff or a player. Especially when you do not know what you are talking about when it comes to me, my staff, or my players. Like I said earlier, if you think that someone on here is one of my staff members, I am here to tell you they are not. I am sorry if this post wasted everyone's time. But I can't listen to someone talk about about my staff when it is far from the truth. Take care and thanks for your time.