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Coach was solid

September 2, 2012
Mark Trewhella NHS Class of 1981 Granger , The Mining Journal

To the Journal editor:

This is in regard to the article about Negaunee's Gary Nelson wanting an interview for the Miners' girls basketball coaching position.

I am a former Negaunee resident and Negaunee High School athlete and know Nelson as a former Negaunee Miner. I followed his coaching career via The Mining Journal from afar.

I have been in contact with many parents of whom Greg coached over the years and have never heard a negative word. All know Greg has a strong personality and all were aware of his disposition, as well of his positive intentions.

In this day and age, it is unfortunate that political correctness gets in the way of what is right and just. Back in the day, this is how issues were handled and to Greg's credit it is how issues should be handled.

Today, politics and power overshadow right and wrong. What is wrong doesn't get addressed properly and right is overshadowed by political etiquette. Take a look around at our nation as a whole and if you are honest with yourself, you will admit that the new era of handling situations does not result in better people, but quite the opposite: it breeds a society of entitlement and contempt.

I wish my friend Greg well and hope he lands a coaching position at an opposing school and wreaks havoc competitively against his alma mater.

Greg did what he did with the intent of correcting a wrong. The NHS administration did what they did to pacify some milk toast parents rather than support him with the bullying issue. A good questions that has not been publicly communicated via the media is:

Did the people that committed the bullying get punished?

Best of luck to Greg Nelson in whatever endeavor you pursue.



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