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Glenn

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  1. Lincolnton HS has a PE teaching position available with a football coaching position open with a possible coordinator role. Contact head football coach Joe Glass at Joseph.glass@lincoln.k12.nc.us. I coached for Coach Glass at EG. He is a good man.
  2. If I were you I would look at GA and FL. However, if you are like me and love NC it may be in the summer before job openings open up. PE jobs will be few and far between regardless of any state. Adding on enough courses to teach another subject will be tough because of the amount of time it takes to get all the college courses needed to do this.
  3. FB in the spring would really hurt the smaller schools because they depend on kids playing several sports. Baseball would suffer the most.
  4. Glenn

    Tom Harper

    Tom Harper is a good man. He will be fine at both jobs.
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    Will COVID-19 affect schedule or season?

    Good point. Like I said before, the states (I have no doubt that they all are like this) are not going to lose money. The federal government is worse. It is only important to those who win.
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    What's next?

    Like what the school systems do when they suspend a student they send them home with their assignments and classify them as Home Bound so they do not have to list them as suspended which makes their suspension rate lower and they can boast that they have a low suspension rate. However, according to WebMD: Most people who get COVID-19 have mild or moderate symptoms like coughing, a fever, and shortness of breath. But some who catch the new coronavirus get severe pneumonia in both lungs. COVID-19 pneumonia is a serious illness that can be deadly.
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    Will COVID-19 affect schedule or season?

    I am not quite sure what your point is. Please explain it to me so that I will have a better understanding of your meaning. To me there is a difference between a disease and a compulsion. Yes, they are both major problems and ruin lives but I have never seen a compulsive gambler have to go to the hospital. They normally go into rehab whereas an alcoholic has to go into detox before they are able to go to rehab.
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    Will COVID-19 affect schedule or season?

    I agree that this was a dumb mistake. I have wondered why the same powers that be would shut down fitness centers, gyms, weight lifting facilities would opt to keep open ABC stores. Fitness is not considered essential but alcohol is? The only reason that come to mind is that the state owns the ABC stores and they are not going to lose money. A friend added thast there are so may alcoholics that if they are cut off they would take up all the beds in hospitals that could be used for the Covid19 patients. He might be on to something. Still seems fishy to me.
  9. Padgett came close to getting an Olympic medal. In what event? What place did he finish in?
  10. I don't know why the endowment fund cannot be used for this purpose based on the fact that the money came from the schools. So, it belongs to the schools. They can do anything they want. They just choose to not do something.
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    Northeast Guilford

    No. He was an assistant coach at SG.
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    What's next?

    I still contend that until everyone is tested then we do not know the correct no. Where did you see this or hear this? Not saying you are wrong. Just want to know.
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    Hughes Is BACK!!

    Chris, like me you just can't help yourself. Your return inspired me to go back as well. I can't let you one up me.😎
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    Mallard Creek

    Kennedy Tinsley will do a great job. We coached together at Eastern Guilford HS. He is very knowledgeable in all 3 phases (O, D and ST) of the game. Very personable and the kids love him. I offered to go with him as his Recruiting Coordinator. 👿
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    Northeast Guilford

    Yes. Mark Raynor from Southern Guilford HS. Great guy. I am going there as well.
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    Riedsville

    We lost to Reidsville in 1970 when I was at Western Alamance HS 17-0 in a downpour. They had the Cobb brothers and they were great athletes.
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    Riedsville

    btango, who are you referring to when you say they were never a member of the WNCHSAA?
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    What's next?

    Where is your information coming from? It appears to me that the no. of cases and deaths are increasing each day. Plus, until everyone is tested these numbers may be incorrect. They may be worse than we think.
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    Saying Goodbye

    The best of luck to you. Like you I am leaving as well. I am officially retired from coaching. I have retired so many times that my friends laugh at me when I tell them every year that this is it. Every year I am tired when the season is over but by now I have always had the urge to go back and could not wait for spring ball to get here. This year that feeling is no longer there. As soon as I send this post I am also going to remove the link to this site.
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    Mallard Creek

    There are no guarantees about anything. Even with contracts that have a built in guarantee can be broken. But the fact still is that I have been in the system since day one and have a complete understanding of how it functions. It can be challenged as many times as they want but together with the NC Government Retirement Association we are a powerful group. If they tried to close us down there would be hell to pay. Even during the periods of depression our system was working fine. People get angry when they have to stay out of work to baby sit their kids. The only rule changes have been made have been beneficial to the members. The state government and education systems are the biggest employees in NC as they are in all states so my position is that NC as with all the states will have to close up shop for us to lose our benefits. Like I said, this will never happen. The lottery was a lie from day one. They made it sound like they were going to use the money to make the education system better but they ended up taking the appropriated money away and replaced it with the lottery money. I am not complaining because as I have said before on many occasions that I am happy with my career as a teacher and coach in my home state and have never had any notion of moving away from my friends and family unless my salary was $200,000.00 or more. With my teaching, coaching and part time Driver Education I have been satisfied with what I have made salary wise. The same for my retirement. I really do not care what the other people do. They are free to stay or free to leave. Whatever they do does not affect me one bit.
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    Mallard Creek

    We all feel your pain.
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    Mallard Creek

    That is true. You can leave it as is. However, the amount of money in your account and the percentage used to calculate your monthly payment will not change. Unless the percentage used increases you will not gain an advantage. The amount of money you have in your account will stay the same. When I came to Guilford County I was in the retirement system drawing a check each month. I was offered an ISS job at NE Guilford HS as well as a FB coaching job. In order to accept the ISS job I had to get out of the retirement system which I did for 2 years because it was a full time teaching salary position. I say this because in many cases this position is considered an hourly position the same as teacher assistants, custodians, etc. I did this for 2 years. I then re-entered the retirement system and now I get 2 checks each month. One for 33 years and one for 2 years. Now had I stayed another year they would have recalculated my retirement and based it on 35 years.
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    Mallard Creek

    Your quote that North Carolina retirement for a teacher IS NOT Guaranteed. It can be eliminated at any time is not true. I was in the system for 35 years and have been drawing a retirement check each month since 2000. The NC State Employees retirement System and The NC State Government Retirement System is doing very well. As a matter of fact the state legislature borrowed money from the retirement systems several years ago and paid us back with interest. They are well managed. My retirement allows me to live very well. If you are able to start out in a $4000,000 house with a 5 year mortgage instead of a 30 year mortgage you had better have a lot of equity in the house you are selling and/or a job making a lot more than $100,000 - $120,000 a year because the mortgage payment will be out of sight. I agree that a 5 year mortgage is the way to save $500,000 -$6000,000 over a 25 year period if you can do it.
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    Mallard Creek

    17 years is a lot different than 25 years. If he goes to GA and stays 30 years that is one thing. All this living for today sounds good if you die before you retire. However, if you live to be in your 90's then that is another issue. You are now all of a sudden living without a lot of retirement money coming in. I know people who coached in several states for 5-10 years at a clip and now they regret it because their retirement from each state is not all that much because of the way the retirement systems in each state works. They are now sorry that they jumped from state to state. Coaching in 3-5 states will leave you out in the cold as far as your retirement is concerned. Living for today and never planning for the future is a foolish thing to do. Now if you are making from $200,000 up that is a different issue. When I retired from the Guilford County school system I made $60,000 teaching and coaching. My last year in Cabarrus County I made a lot more than that teaching, coaching and teaching Driver Education part time (the Driver Education money for 7 years was also applied to my retirement which bumped it up a ton) . I retired from teaching with 35 years in the NC system plus 2 years in VA. I was 62 years old. My SS plus my retirement allowed me to continue to coach another 15 years without having to deal with money issues because I had planned before I retired from teaching. The excitement of new challenges and mountains to climb is great as long as you are smart enough to plan for the future. The old saying Those Who Fail To Plan Should Plan To Fail is true in many cases. Tommy Knotts is a great example of how to do things the right way to make sure you have a secure future. He knows for a fact that you cannot coach the rest of your life.
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