I am extremely disappointed in Evans High School for requesting a resignation from football coach and history teacher Lee Chomskis.
A few parents complained to Evans administration declaring Chomskis demands on the football players in the 2002 season were too excessive. Instead of defending Chomskis, Evans administration decided to pacify the parents and request a letter of resignation.
A number of Evans students have been wearing badges that state, We support our coach, in order to counter this action, and I am one of them. I was not witness to whatever supposed verbal or physical abuse took place during football practice, but I do know that Chomskis will only push students harder if he feels they are settling for mediocre performance and are capable of greater things. If this is an excessive demand, than our school system and society are severely demented.
Furthermore, football is a difficult sport and one will sweat, bleed, and be injured during it - everyone knows this, and one must accept these things before deciding to participate in the sport. Some might feel that because our record is nothing to boast of that Chomskis should be replaced. Those people must also take into consideration that our division is extremely difficult and much of our athletic talent was lost with the classes of 2000/2001.
Coach Chomskis spent nights away from his family and made additional sacrifices to better serve Evans athletic department. If Evans cannot see the numerous positive contributions that Chomskis has made then they are obviously blind and are suffering a great loss.
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