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Costly Grace: An Interesting Question of Ethics and Coaching

Costly Grace: An Interesting Question of Ethics and Coaching | Sports Ethics: James, F. | Scoop.it
It is a curious case concerning ethics and coaching as well as hiring and coaching. Such questions raised are as follows: Should a school allow a volunteer coach to not be screened with a background check?
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Eddie Eaves's curator insight, September 14, 2013 7:26 PM

This seems to be quite controversial. At what point does it become rational that a coach who attends on a strictly voluntary basis not need to have a background check performed? Whether permanant or temporary, an individual who is there to asses and influence players and be in a leadership position should have a thorough background check just like any other person recuited to be in such a position.

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MLB Star Shares Good Sportsmanship Tips with Kids - Patch.com

MLB Star Shares Good Sportsmanship Tips with Kids - Patch.com | Sports Ethics: James, F. | Scoop.it
MLB Star Shares Good Sportsmanship Tips with KidsPatch.comA. Good sportsmanship is important because baseball is not just about winning and losing. When you win, do it with class and don't make fun of the other team.

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9, including coaches, busted for illegal sports gambling on Florida pro, college and youth football games

9, including coaches, busted for illegal sports gambling on Florida pro, college and youth football games | Sports Ethics: James, F. | Scoop.it

Nine people were arrested in an operation into illegal gambling on professional and college sports and youth football games in Broward County, the sheriff’s office said Tuesday.

 

The sheriff’s office said that the 18-month investigation called “Operation Dirty Play,” showed that coaches, team affiliates and the president of the South Florida Youth Football League were regularly betting on games.

 

Two businesses, which served as gambling houses, were searched on Monday, the sheriff’s office said. Authorities said illegal bets were made at Showtime Sports and Apparel at 3685 N.W. 19th Street in Lauderdale Lakes and Red Carpet Kutz Barbershop at 1835 N.W. 38th Avenue in Lauderhill.

 

They were charged with felony bookmaking and some of them were charged with keeping a gambling house, the sheriff's office said...

 

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Eddie Eaves's curator insight, September 14, 2013 7:09 PM

In the opinion of many, gambling in sports should not be allowed. It takes away from the integrity of the game and the overal reason of enjoyment and love of the game.

Jade Nicole Burman's curator insight, October 1, 2014 11:24 AM

This is so unethical. Enough said.

Kevin Getchell's curator insight, January 14, 2016 10:22 PM

You see this all too much in youth football, especially in the football hotbeds.  It's a shame.

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Eddie Robinson: Winningest coach in college football history

Edward Gay Robinson (February 13, 1919 – April 3, 2007) was an American football coach. He is the winningest coach in NCAA Division I football. For 57 years from 1941 to 1997, he was the head coach at Grambling State University, a historically black university in Louisiana. Robinson was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1997.

Robinson was born in Jackson in East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, to the son of a sharecropper and a domestic worker. He went on to graduate from McKinley Senior High School in Baton Rouge in 1937. He went on to earn his bachelor's degree from Leland College in Baker in East Baton Rouge Parish, then went on to obtain his Master's degree from the University of Iowa in Iowa City in 1954. Robinson is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity.

Robinson spent 56 years as the head coach at historically black Grambling State University in Grambling in Lincoln Parish in northern Louisiana beginning in 1941 when he was hired by college president and head baseball coach, Ralph Waldo Emerson Jones.

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Edward Gay Robinson (February 13, 1919 – April 3, 2007) was an American football coach. For 57 years from 1941 to 1997, he was the head coach at Grambling State University, a historically black university in Louisiana. He is the most winning football coach in Football Championship Subdivision (division I-AA) history with 408 wins. At the time of his retirement in 1997, he was the most winning coach in college football history. Joe Paterno of Penn State broke his record for the most division I (NCAA) wins in 2011 with 409 wins. However, on July 23, 2012, the NCAA vacated a number of wins of Coach Paterno as a result of a sex abuse scandal making Robinson still the second winningest coach in college football history. Robinson was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1997...


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7 Lessons I Learned from Legendary Coach John Wooden

7 Lessons I Learned from Legendary Coach John Wooden | Sports Ethics: James, F. | Scoop.it
If you read my book "Training Camp," you know I was influenced deeply by Coach Wooden. In this spirit here are 7 lessons I learned from him.
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The Power of Positive Coaching

The Power of Positive Coaching | Sports Ethics: James, F. | Scoop.it
A group called Positive Coaching Alliance is training thousands of coaches and parents to change to culture of youth sports for the better.

 

“But because sports is so valued, we have the opportunity to change the way people relate to their kids through it. Most research indicates that people coach the way they were coached. So you now have kids who are growing up coached with this model and soon they’ll become coaches themselves, so I think the general impact on our society could be huge.”

 

But a bigger problem is that youth sports has come to emulate the win-at-all-costs ethos of professional sports. While youth and professional sports look alike, adults often forget that they are fundamentally different enterprises. Professional sports is an entertainment business. Youth sports is supposed to be about education and human development.

 

What’s needed is a culture change. That’s the goal of the Positive Coaching Alliance, a modest-size organization that punches well above its weight. P.C.A. has trained 450,000 adults, mostly coaches and youth sports leaders, who reach about 4 million children and youths. The organization is working to spread the message that youth sports is about giving young athletes a positive, character-building experience ― not to become major league athletes, but to become “major league people.”


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Brandon berger's curator insight, October 27, 2013 11:12 PM

There is a group called PCA that goes around trying to help coaches of younger athletes try and create a more positive enviroment for them. For what we have talked about in our class this seems to have a good portions of the professonial way to go about coaching for individuals. 

Jeffery Carson's curator insight, January 16, 2014 12:32 AM

We all need ethic re-enforcement training at some point in time.  Even or coaches.

Stephanie Howard's curator insight, May 16, 2015 10:54 PM

I think positive coaching is extremely important, especially for our young athletes. Coaches need to be reminded of the impact they have on their athletes.

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Ex-University of Georgia coach Jim Donnan charged in Ponzi scheme that targeted other football coaches

Ex-University of Georgia coach Jim Donnan charged in Ponzi scheme that targeted other football coaches | Sports Ethics: James, F. | Scoop.it

ATLANTA (CBS News)- Former University of Georgia football coach Jim Donnan is accused of orchestrating an $80 million Ponzi scheme, using his influence to get high-profile college coaches and former players to invest, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said Thursday.

The West Virginia-based liquidation company, GLC Limited, would buy appliances and furniture for resale, promising high rates of return that didn't materialize, federal regulators said. The pair raised about $80 million from nearly 100 investors, but only about $12 million of that was used to buy merchandise for liquidation while the remainder was used to pay false returns to earlier investors or was spent by Donnan and partner Gregory Crabtree, of Proctorville, Ohio, the SEC said.

Donnan also funneled large sums to two of his adult children and a son-in-law, and regulators are seeking to recover at least some of that money, the SEC said.

Donnan was head football coach at Marshall University from 1990 through 1995 and at the University of Georgia from 1996 through 2000 and later became an ESPN analyst.

Among the coaches Donnan helped attract were Texas State football coach Dennis Franchione; Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer; ex-Dallas Cowboys coach Barry Switzer and Texas Tech football coach Tommy Tuberville...

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Huge blowout leads to sportsmanship controversy in Oregon ...

Huge blowout leads to sportsmanship controversy in Oregon ... | Sports Ethics: James, F. | Scoop.it
A sportsmanship controversy has laid siege to one of the top small football programs in Oregon after a coach continued to play his starting players during the fourth quarter of a blowout victory. In response, the coach in ...

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