The ladies of the Dallas Academy varsity team are all the rage in national news these days. They, of course, made frowny faced headlines when The Covenant School throttled them 100-0. Then Covenant came out and said it was really, really sorry about that whole thing, which prompted, for whatever reason, Mark Cuban to invite the team to a Mavericks game.
Now the coach of Covenant has [thankfully] been fired. But don't ask him to be sorry for blowing out a bunch of girls with learning disabilities. Because he won't.
The coach of a Texas high school basketball team that beat another team 100-0 was fired Sunday, the same day he sent an e-mail to a newspaper saying he will not apologize "for a wide-margin victory when my girls played with honor and integrity."
Kyle Queal, the headmaster for Covenant School, said in The Dallas Morning News online edition that he could not answer if the firing was a direct result of coach Micah Grimes' e-mail disagreeing with administrators who called the blowout "shameful."
I'm going out on a limb here, but I would guess that the two things (Grimes being a jerkstore and Grimes getting fired) are slightly related.
This guy, for all intents and purposes, is like the Bud Kilmer of women's high school basketball; he's claiming that these girls played with "honor" and "integrity," when the reality is that he didn't order them to run clock off to save face, or to let their opponents score. No, he kept the pressure on, and in doing so, made himself look like a horrible person.
An apology -- or even not being totally stubborn about his stance -- would have gone a long way with people not wanting him fired or caring if got canned. Now? No one should feel sorry for this guy.