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DeKalb County Schools Thrash resigns coaching duties under pressure

Fyffe graduate leads alma mater to basketball success

Posted: Monday, April 7, 2014 12:00 pm

Neal Thrash resigned his basketball coaching duties under pressure from the county schools superintendent.

Thrash resigned Monday morning after learning Superintendent Hugh Taylor planned to relieve him of his coaching duties after four decades in the county system.

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  • Debsdjw posted at 8:52 am on Tue, Jul 1, 2014.

    Debsdjw Posts: 9

    I realize that Mr. Thrash has an impressive record for "winning" when it comes to sports. However, during the past 10 years I have had the opertunity to meet Mr. Thrash on 4 different occasions. Each time I met with him the agenda was a foster child or my own child. I was not complaining about anyone or anything. I was seeking services that by law the Educational Systems in Dekalb County are mandated to provide to any child in need. Each time Mr. Thrash was involved in the decision to provide services to a child in my custody he tried very hard to intimidate me. He was very condescending, demeaning, and insulting toward me. I have no desire for revenge but it seems that his attitude toward those he deems to be unimportant persons in our society may be comming back to bite him. I really hate for the kids to "loose" just because of one persons immature attitude but the kids need to see the, "consequences of our actions" phrase actually put into practice. I do not wish to see Mr. Thrash hurt in any way, but I do wish to see appropriate attitudes and behaviors from the Adults who are helping to mold our youth into respectful, productive citizens of Dekalb County. I was not impressed or intimidated by Mr. Thrash. I was very sad that he was a "role model" our children were subjected to daily. I talked to my children at home about his behavior. They were told to respect the man and his position but not his attitude or behavior. Im sorry Mr. Thrash I really wish our meetings had been different but as I tell my kids, dont fret just learn from this and move on.

  • rolltide74 posted at 9:54 pm on Mon, Apr 7, 2014.

    rolltide74 Posts: 20

    If Taylor is going to get rid of coaches for cursing, he should get them all. Football included! Some of the trashiest language around goes on on the football sidelines.
    Looks like Taylor is on a witch hunt! Corner Stone wanted THEIR coach to coach basketball. Thrash bent over backwards to let him sit on the bench and have some input. He's that kind of guy. If Corner Stone can't take some tough coaching, maybe they should take their kids and go back or send them elsewhere. They went to CS because the other schools were not good enough for them..Taylor's included..Maybe they should go BACK!!!!!

  • ghslibrary13 posted at 5:34 pm on Mon, Apr 7, 2014.

    ghslibrary13 Posts: 1



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