Re: Highline College Assistant Coach Position Candidates
Posted by Tucker Carlson on 10/21/2020, 10:23 am, in reply to "Re: Highline College Assistant Coach Position Candidates"
Brad Luvaas for years told everyone that would listen that he wrestled at the University of Oregon, was an NJCAA All-American while at Highline, and also was beating Zach Esposito at Midlands one year before he lost in overtime. I wasn't going to touch on this subject, but because someone else brought it to the forefront of this Highline situation, I couldn't resist. |
Another issue that has arisen over the years at Highline was the inability to house a coaching staff. In Norton's early years, there was a great coaching staff consisting of Norton, Sean Morgan, and Kirk White. But like life, people leave and situations change.
However, from about 2010 on, there was a constant as an assistant coach in Brad Luvass. While there has been a slew of other assistant coaches, bringing in a vaster array of experience. With the vast majority of them having wrestled at 4-year universities. Such as Matt Hoover, Steve Hadsel, Pacifico Garcia, Kut Swartz, Brad Swartz, and the list goes on...Which begs the question, why was there so much turn over, and why was Brad Luvaas the one who stuck it out over everyone else?
What I learned was that many of the assistants left due to a lack of delegation, organization, and yep you guessed it pay! While one constant seemed to be true, they would continue to show up while Luvaas wouldn't, but yet was still getting paid (interesting). And yet, if there was a full-time assistant coach, why weren't any situations taken care of. Such as recruiting, booster and alumni relations, fundraising, etc. I mean that's usually what an assistant coach at a college level does. Unless I am mistaken?
Again, what we are looking at is a ship with no captain or crew, that we as a state and a community hitched our hopes and dreams on to be successful. But as we continue to dive deeper and deeper down the rabbit hole, you’ll start to wonder how Highline had any success at all….