Dear Dawg: I guess the conference between the superintendent and the football coach did not go so well. The secretary sitting outside the office where they met reported that voices were raised, and then furniture was being moved and glass was breaking. There were shouts and cursing, not suitable for the workplace. Then the coach stormed out of the office. The secretary found the superintendent on the floor of his office, having been soundly beaten. He was taken to the hospital and will fully recover from his injuries, but we’re wondering what we should do with the coach. I’m on the school board and we are being asked by members of the community about this. Advice? HAVEN’T BEEN DOWN THIS ROAD BEFORE.
DEAR HAVEN’T: Under normal circumstances an employee who physically assaults another employee has committed a firing offense. But when it is the football coach, some due diligence is called for. We advise an in-depth investigation centered around one primary issue: WHAT’S THE COACH’S RECORD? If your team is headed for the playoffs, our experience tells us that many people in the community will find the incident not worthy of the board’s attention. “Just a scuffle” you will hear people say. “Boys will be boys. It’s no big deal.” Or the ever-popular: “That superintendent had it coming.”
On the other hand, if your team is a loser, you can’t get this guy out of town quick enough. So do your due diligence on this. What’s the record?
DAWG BONE: THIS IS PROBABLY A GOOD TIME TO REMIND THE READERS THAT THE DAILY DAWG IS FREQUENTLY TONGUE IN CHEEK AND NOT TO BE TAKEN SERIOUSLY—ESPECIALLY ON FRIDAYS. HAVE A GOOD WEEKEND, AND MAY ALL THE FOOTBALL TEAMS IN TEXAS WIN!!