Past, present haunt Dave 极乐 at 拉斯维加斯 charter school

NIAA周三决定 瓦森’t ready to welcome Dave 极乐.

内华达州校际活动协会计划考虑美国预科学院’要求获得两年的试用期,以被授予正式会员资格。这项议案被无限期提出,是由于对由极富争议性的前主要大学教练和欣欣纪录片的主题的极乐学院领导的学校和篮球课程的担忧“Disgraced.”

Washoe县执行体育总监兼NIAA董事会副总裁Rollins Stallworth表示,NIAA希望“获得更多信息并收集有关学校的更多数据。”

该动议只能由NIAA董事会成员重新审议。

布利斯于2017年被释放后,辞去了俄克拉荷马城西南基督教大学篮球教练的职位。“Disgraced,”其中包括他在2003年发表的贬低言论,内容涉及谋杀的贝勒大学球员帕特里克·丹尼(Patrick Dennehy)。

这部电影播放了Bliss的录音,编造了一个故事,其中描述了Dennehy是毒贩,以掩盖Bliss暗中为玩家付费的方式。’在贝勒执教期间的学费是因为他没有奖学金。现年75岁的布利斯(Bliss)在贝勒(Baylor)丑闻和避风港之后最终获得了10年的NCAA试用期’再次在大专级别执教。

And yet several months after administrators at 预约定价安排 viewed the film, the K-12 charter school in 克拉克县 hired 极乐 —在过去的18个月中,它成为内华达州南部的第二所学校。他曾在各各他教堂担任篮球教练和体育总监一年。

“纪录片中的那个人是15至18年前,” 预约定价安排 secondary director Nik Hulet said in January of the decision to name 极乐 athletic director 和 basketball coach last summer. “We all change. We’将要成为一所谈论性格,成长和第二次机会的学校。”

‘I think I can help’

NIAA监督内华达州’的高中活动,只有会员计划才能参加州锦标赛。

“我们的玩家的目标是尝试上大学,” 极乐 said last month, “根据我的经验,我可以为他们提供一些帮助。”

极乐 has avoided talking in depth about his time at Baylor. He said there will be a time 和 place to discuss it.

但是父母和管理者在星期三之前的几个月里进行了大量的交谈’s meeting, openly questioning whether 极乐 plays by the rules. 预约定价安排 was forced to forfeit two basketball games at the middle school level this season for using a high school player 和 another player without eligibility.

“我们绝不可能在联盟附近的任何地方想要American Prep,而那里的东西还在继续,”比尔·达罗(Bill Darrow)说,他是针刺高中的体育主管,也是南方2A类高中联盟的主席— the NIAA’入学人数排名第四—在会议之前。“我对Bliss掌舵人的完整性提出质疑。它’令我和联盟感到震惊。您有孩子进出的地方。… We can’在我们的水平上与之竞争。我们将百分百地与之抗争。”

In an interview with the Review-Journal earlier this year, 极乐 said his high school program is clean.

“I don’t know what’s ahead of us,” 极乐 said. “The thing I really respect about 预约定价安排 is its academics 和 character development. For an older coach, all I’我想做的就是给他们提供一项运动计划,无论运动是什么,我们可以将运动员留在哪里,因为我们’发生了一件了不起的事情。”

信息冲突

极乐’ predecessor, Darrell Larsen, was hired by 预约定价安排 in June 2017 as athletic director. He had won state championships as a coach in basketball 和 track at Pine View High School in St. George, Utah, where he worked for 20 years.

“最初,APA传达的信息是要与碰巧在学校的孩子们建立正确的运动方式,因此我们成立了篮球队,” Larsen said. “但是那个信息最终改变了。休勒特(Hulet)说,他想与Findlay Preps和Bishop Gormans参加篮球比赛。他们知道戴夫·布利斯(Dave 极乐)是什么样的人,但是他们感到沮丧的是,孩子们从八年级起就离开了高中,那里开设了更多的体育节目。”

Larsen said he was informed by 预约定价安排 via email that his contract would not be renewed after the 2017-18 school year.

Rachelle Hulet, 预约定价安排’区行政总监兼尼克·胡莱特(Nik Hulet)’的sister子说,这所学校的创建并不是要以运动为主。

“我开设这所学校的主要目的是让我的五个孩子有更好的(教育的)选择,” she said. “我还看到了孩子们玩体育的好处以及从中学到的东西。但归根结底,如果两者之间有选择,那将与我们的学术课程有关。”

Even so, the school had a need that 极乐 filled.

内联regDave 极乐 coaches his team American Preparatory as they play Findlay Prep in 亨德森, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019. (Caroline Brehman/拉斯维加斯评论杂志)

“Dave 极乐 brought us an organized plan on how to run an athletics program, 和 we needed an organized plan,” she said.

预约定价安排’校队本赛季以19-7结束比赛,并获得了内华达州特许学校体育协会冠军。团队之中’最出色的球员是前夏安·高中杰出的KeShawn Hall,’t arrive at 预约定价安排 until mid-January. He initially had tried to transfer to another school, but when he learned he would not be able to join the basketball team there, he opted to join 极乐’ team.

“(Bliss)对我儿子没什么大不了的, ”KeShawn的Willie Hall说’s father.

那里’s also the curious case of 预约定价安排’最佳球员,身高6英尺8英寸的达伦·琼斯(Darren Jones)。

Jones, a senior, has committed to play football at the University of Utah. He departed Cajon High School in San Bernardino, California, after the first semester of his senior year. His time in California, according to the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, took him to three different high schools before he arrived at 预约定价安排.

According to the Rancho Cucamonga newspaper, 极乐 claimed that Jones was being home-schooled in 拉斯维加斯.

但是,当《评论杂志》在一月份问琼斯是否入学时,尼克和拉切尔·休莱特说他是。

Nevertheless, Jones was a no-show the week 预约定价安排 won its charter school title. 极乐 told the Review-Journal via text that “(琼斯)报名参加并试用了一个月,然后他的足球迷们说服他可以为他提供更多帮助,所以他退出了。但是他在这里时是合法的。”

Jones, who played in nine games for 预约定价安排, did not reply to a request for comment through his social media page.

中学违规

What was not legitimate: 预约定价安排 used ineligible players in two middle school games.

On both occasions, 极乐 sent emails acknowledging his mistake.

In one case, an 预约定价安排 high school freshman who played Class 4A varsity football played in the game against K-8 charter school Pinecrest St. Rose. 的 boy has since left 预约定价安排.

布利斯在给派恩克雷斯特的电子邮件中说:“我们的几名球员参与了另一项学校活动,我们一直在等待,直到他们到达为止。当他们没有露面时,教练随后插入另一名球员,以便能够进行比赛。”

但是,由Pinecrest的父母拍摄并通过Review-Journal获得的比赛视频显示,APA在替补席上穿着制服的球员。 Pinecrest父母关于此事件的一封信已发送给选定的负责联赛运动的宪章负责人和董事会成员,信中说,Bliss在赛前被问及有关球员的问题,并回答:“He’s in eighth grade.”信中说,片刻之后,极乐告诉父母那男孩踢足球。

In his email after the game against Pinecrest, 极乐 wrote: “我们将尽一切努力就此问题通知所有教练,以免再次发生这种情况。”

三天后,它做到了。

预约定价安排’s middle school team played Doral Academy-Cactus. On the floor for 预约定价安排 was one of the top youth players in the valley. A source who spoke with the Review-Journal on the condition that they not be identified confirmed that the player was not enrolled at 预约定价安排 和 already had played six semesters at a 克拉克县 School District middle school, making him ineligible for the game.

在关于多拉没收的电子邮件中,布利斯说:“我们没有任何借口,而且联盟已经意识到了这一事件。此外,犯下违规行为的教练已被删除。” 预约定价安排 declined to identify the coach but confirmed that he was suspended 和 not fired. 的 Review-Journal’试图确定并让教练发表评论的尝试均未成功。

“我想赢得我们玩的每场比赛吗?绝对,” Nik Hulet said. “我想让人们以为我们’re here doing something nefarious? Absolutely not. 我不’不想让人们以为我们’重新站在这里谈论品格和道德,同时将孩子们借入学校。”

对于埃里克·鲍曼(Eric Bauman)的儿子在派恩克雷斯特(Pinecrest)队打球,情况可悲“Disgraced.”

“在发生了什么事情之后(在贝勒),他如何被允许负责任何级别的体育计划,这令人难以置信,” he said.

记者巴特·戴维斯(Bartt Davis)为这个故事做出了贡献。联系专栏作家Ed Graney,网址为 [email protected] 跟随 @edgraney 在Twitter上。联系记者萨姆·戈登(Sam Gordon) [email protected] 跟随 @BySamGordon 在Twitter上。联系记者亚当·希尔 [email protected] 在Twitter上关注@adamhillLVRJ。

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