Morton Potters

For the civil discussion of large school boys basketball.
User avatar
O&B 78
All Universe
All Universe
Posts: 3925
Joined: Mon Sep 24, 2007 3:22 pm

Re: Morton Potters

Post by O&B 78 » Mon Apr 17, 2017 4:24 pm

Rodney21 wrote:
Mon Apr 17, 2017 4:10 pm
I do like the new hire though. Best of luck!
And who would that be?
I read the back of the Book, You lose.

JMil684
Regular (25 posts)
Regular (25 posts)
Posts: 35
Joined: Thu Dec 18, 2014 9:25 am

Re: Morton Potters

Post by JMil684 » Tue Apr 18, 2017 12:49 pm

Nobody likes secrets...Spill the beans! :D :D :D

MortonOutsider
Rookie (5 posts)
Rookie (5 posts)
Posts: 8
Joined: Tue Apr 11, 2017 2:44 pm

Re: Morton Potters

Post by MortonOutsider » Tue Apr 18, 2017 1:51 pm

Does anyone ever stop to think why these things are kept confidential to start with?

JMil684
Regular (25 posts)
Regular (25 posts)
Posts: 35
Joined: Thu Dec 18, 2014 9:25 am

Re: Morton Potters

Post by JMil684 » Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:34 am

Matt Franks of Tuscola announced to be the new hire for Morton.

Don't know much about him, but they said he played for Jarrett Brown and coached with him briefly in the past at Tolono Unity.

He's been the head coach at Tuscola the past 6 seasons with an overall record of 67-88 and a career coaching record of 80-126.

Not sure what I think about it as I've never crossed paths with him.

Below is the link to the story.

http://www.pjstar.com/sports/20170419/m ... ball-coach

deejay
All Universe
All Universe
Posts: 4000
Joined: Tue Nov 11, 2008 2:16 pm
Location: Morton, Illinois

Re: Morton Potters

Post by deejay » Wed Apr 19, 2017 4:23 pm

The AD must have seen something about this guy other than Wins and Losses. Hopefully this works out.
go cubs go!

MortonOutsider
Rookie (5 posts)
Rookie (5 posts)
Posts: 8
Joined: Tue Apr 11, 2017 2:44 pm

Re: Morton Potters

Post by MortonOutsider » Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:37 am

Right. Because when a school hires a coach they only consider W/L.
It doesn't matter if he is a good history teacher or a decent human being. </sarcasm>

Morton hired a history teacher who will also coach basketball. His full-time job will be History Teacher. He will have a part-time job as a basketball coach.

bigdaddystuck
Gold Poster (500 posts)
Gold Poster (500 posts)
Posts: 772
Joined: Tue Sep 21, 2004 10:19 am
Location: here and there

Re: Morton Potters

Post by bigdaddystuck » Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:51 am

I agree that it should be more about the academics when hiring for a school district and not about wins and losses. But it is also natural for people to look at what a coach has done on the playing field. Boys basketball is THE boys sport in Morton and has been for a long time. This guy can be the greatest teacher of the game, but if he doesn't produce he will be gone very quickly. As he mentioned he is taking over a program that has been successful and people will expect that success and improvement on it.
It's easy to have faith in yourself and have discipline when you're a winner, when you're number one. What you've got to have is faith and discipline when you're not yet a winner.
Vince Lombardi

JMil684
Regular (25 posts)
Regular (25 posts)
Posts: 35
Joined: Thu Dec 18, 2014 9:25 am

Re: Morton Potters

Post by JMil684 » Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:19 am

I respectfully disagree with the thought that he is a history teacher that coaches part time.

I'm sure Coach Franks applied for the vacant basketball position (not a history position) and was hired by the athletic director (not the superintendent).

Yes, his primary job will be teaching history, but I'm sure if the AD wanted him and he was a math or english teacher, he'd be plugged in there.

A lot of factor go into hires and I get that, but let's not get away from the facts here... He was brought in to coach basketball.

MortonOutsider
Rookie (5 posts)
Rookie (5 posts)
Posts: 8
Joined: Tue Apr 11, 2017 2:44 pm

Re: Morton Potters

Post by MortonOutsider » Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:22 am

This, by JMil84 was just 8 days ago:
JMil684 wrote:
Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:46 am
It is my understanding they haven't even conducted interviews yet...<snip>
JMil84 was wrong about this.
Now he is claiming to know the hiring process (both thought process and actual mechanics) for Morton.
He was wrong then. He is wrong now.

Do you never go to Leaves & Beans?

deejay
All Universe
All Universe
Posts: 4000
Joined: Tue Nov 11, 2008 2:16 pm
Location: Morton, Illinois

Re: Morton Potters

Post by deejay » Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:53 am

Trust me. The guys at Leaves n Beans just attempt solve the world problems. Don't care much what happens otherwise.
go cubs go!

User avatar
Bballnut
Postaholic (100 posts)
Postaholic (100 posts)
Posts: 228
Joined: Sat Dec 13, 2003 2:34 pm

Re: Morton Potters

Post by Bballnut » Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:42 pm

I find it hard to believe in this age of budget shortfalls, the Potters hired a basketball coach 1st. Yes, they may have got their 1st choice for the position. If so, good for them. But.............., I have to believe the coach had to fit into a vacant teaching position too. In other words, there may have been other options for coach, but no teaching positions open in a specific area(PE). Just my 2 cents
The more you sweat in practice, the less you bleed in battle.

MJ45
DieHard (50 posts)
DieHard (50 posts)
Posts: 66
Joined: Sun Nov 23, 2014 4:34 pm

Re: Morton Potters

Post by MJ45 » Sun Apr 23, 2017 10:24 am

Bballnut wrote:
Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:42 pm
I find it hard to believe in this age of budget shortfalls, the Potters hired a basketball coach 1st. Yes, they may have got their 1st choice for the position. If so, good for them. But.............., I have to believe the coach had to fit into a vacant teaching position too. In other words, there may have been other options for coach, but no teaching positions open in a specific area(PE). Just my 2 cents
When they post a vacancy, it's usually a coaching position and says teaching positions either available or not. But make no mistake, they hire coaches first. They hire coaches who also teach. They don't hire a teacher and ask if they can also coach

User avatar
buddyholly
Gold Poster (500 posts)
Gold Poster (500 posts)
Posts: 811
Joined: Tue Nov 03, 2009 4:15 pm
Location: Washington

Re: Morton Potters

Post by buddyholly » Sun Apr 23, 2017 6:53 pm

Morton fans probably aren't too excited about this hire are they?

deejay
All Universe
All Universe
Posts: 4000
Joined: Tue Nov 11, 2008 2:16 pm
Location: Morton, Illinois

Re: Morton Potters

Post by deejay » Sun Apr 23, 2017 8:21 pm

:roll: This hire and the football hire are on the new AD. They were not those "slam dunk" hires. Let's just hope they both work out.
go cubs go!

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 5 guests