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Pat Ryan’s choice

Post by 4MBirdz » Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:10 am

Whispers of a Pat Ryan retirement at Metamora as their head football coach are everywhere.
Reportedly, Pat has made it known that this will happen in the not so distant future.
Pats the only one though who I believe will ( deservedly so) have a huge say so in who his successor will be.
When does PR retire? Only Pat probably knows that answer.
So the lingering question is:
Who will Pat want to take over the reigns?
I believe from what I have heard and seen is that Pat is a perfectionist, and a results oriented person. This being the case, I believe PR wants his successor to be of the same mindset.
So let’s delve into the question of who I think Pat would pick to be his successor.
The candidates that make the list off the top of my head would be as follows.
1) Herring
2) Delinski
3 Grebner
4) Elbert
Why these names? Well they check all the boxes (except one) that Pat would want.
a) They all played for Pat.
b) They all know the system that Pat has built and would continue to use that system... after all it has been very successful (so it makes the most sense).
c) They all have coaching experience (as assistants).
All of these names I think Pat would be very comfortable with taking over for him. And deservedly so.
But what 1 thing are all these names listed above missing? Well, getting back to what Pat is... Pat is a results oriented person right?
With this in mind the question then becomes this.
What results have all these names I gave had?
Yes they all have done a good job working hard to become successful as assistants for Pat. But other than that, what’s their track record for winning as a head coach at the varsity level? Answer: None.
Pat, being a results oriented guy may be thinking about this when he helps to decide his successor.
There is 1 name though that does check every box for Pat. This person has the one intangible that all these other names lack.
Listing the boxes:
a) Played for Pat
b) Knows the Metamora system.
c) This one is the biggie...He has coaching experience ( head coaching experience at the varsity level)
Not only does this person have coaching experience at the varsity level, but more importantly he has had tremendous success at this level.
Ok ok I won’t keep you waiting any longer.
The name I believe will be the next head coach at Metamora is none other than:
Jon Schlemmer
Schlemmer not only checks all the boxes, but it sure doesn’t hurt to add icing on the cake.
Schlemmers dad was an assistant for Pat for many years. This would be a thank you to his dad for his dedication to Metamora Football.
I may be wrong, it might well be one of Pats current assistants who gets the job. Going with my own instincts and that of PR being a results oriented type of person... I say the next head coach will be Jon Schlemmer.
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Re: Pat Ryan’s choice

Post by crkamm » Sat Jan 11, 2020 2:36 pm

Nice dream. Oh how I wish it could come true.

But I don't think there is any way to get Jon to give up his current job.

I do think the rest of your list is pretty accurate, but I'd have the order slightly different.

Personally I hope the administration will open it to outside candidates. But I don't think they will.
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Re: Pat Ryan’s choice

Post by Oskee » Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:34 am

All listed assistants are also currently employed as teachers at MTHS. Creating a teaching position to hire a head coach can get complicated.

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Re: Pat Ryan’s choice

Post by ging » Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:06 am

i will kidnap coach schlemmer and hide him in my basement to prevent him from leaving shs! :D

and his dad too!
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Re: Pat Ryan’s choice

Post by Bigslim » Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:55 am

I'm guessing it will be Delinski, if they hire from within.

How difficult would it be to hire Terbush as OC? Would he need a teaching position?

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Re: Pat Ryan’s choice

Post by dabirds » Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:20 pm

It's been rumored that Grebner is and has been groomed to take over.
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Re: Pat Ryan’s choice

Post by CIS » Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:30 pm

Oskee wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:34 am
All listed assistants are also currently employed as teachers at MTHS. Creating a teaching position to hire a head coach can get complicated.
That makes sense. Whatever happened to Curt Ryan - wasn't that Pat's brother? Don't follow that closely but didn't he coach the F-S teams? Is he still at Metamora?

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Re: Pat Ryan’s choice

Post by Oskee » Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:23 am

CIS wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:30 pm
Oskee wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:34 am
All listed assistants are also currently employed as teachers at MTHS. Creating a teaching position to hire a head coach can get complicated.
That makes sense. Whatever happened to Curt Ryan - wasn't that Pat's brother? Don't follow that closely but didn't he coach the F-S teams? Is he still at Metamora?
Began coaching the Frosh when JV replaced Sophs.

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Re: Pat Ryan’s choice

Post by cutter752 » Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:23 am

Jon schlemmer would be my choice, but doubt he can be convinced to return to MTHS. Hes pretty happy where he is.

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Re: Pat Ryan’s choice

Post by 4MBirdz » Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:14 am

dabirds wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:20 pm
It's been rumored that Grebner is and has been groomed to take over.
I think Pat will go with his gut.
Pat never had any head coaching experience before landing the Metamora job himself ... and look how that turned out!
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Re: Pat Ryan’s choice

Post by cutter752 » Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:27 pm

4MBirdz wrote:
Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:14 am
dabirds wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:20 pm
It's been rumored that Grebner is and has been groomed to take over.
I think Pat will go with his gut.
Pat never had any head coaching experience before landing the Metamora job himself ... and look how that turned out!
So does Pat have the final say? Im guessing no, but does anyone know? Who decides, the Board, AD, Pat??

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Re: Pat Ryan’s choice

Post by net » Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:57 am

how old is coach ryan? one of the nicest guys i've had the pleasure of meeting.

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Re: Pat Ryan’s choice

Post by Oskee » Mon Jan 20, 2020 2:53 pm

cutter752 wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:27 pm
4MBirdz wrote:
Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:14 am
dabirds wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:20 pm
It's been rumored that Grebner is and has been groomed to take over.
I think Pat will go with his gut.
Pat never had any head coaching experience before landing the Metamora job himself ... and look how that turned out!
So does Pat have the final say? Im guessing no, but does anyone know? Who decides, the Board, AD, Pat??
AD interviews and submits recommendation to BOE for approval.

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Re: Pat Ryan’s choice

Post by Oskee » Mon Jan 20, 2020 2:55 pm

net wrote:
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:57 am
how old is coach ryan? one of the nicest guys i've had the pleasure of meeting.
MTHS class of '81...so mid-late 50s.

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