After reading the article about football coach Jon Kitna leaving Lincoln High School (TNT, 1-22), I'm having a hard time digesting the assistant pay issue.
This is high school sports, not college or professional. Coaches in high school coach for the love of the game, not money. After reading this, Kitna should be coaching at a higher level where money is available for assistants, and good luck to him in Texas.
I had the honor to play for some of the greatest coaches both in high school and college (Helling, Huard, Webstad and Marshall). I can guarantee you that they were not coaching for the money, but for the love of the game. I had the greatest assistant coaches (Wilfong, Tevis, Wiese, Larson and Slory); they spent countless hours with the players for very little pay and after-hour meetings with the head coach. It was not for the pay, but for the love of the game.
College sports has become controlled by money. I'm hoping were not heading that way with high school.