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Last week we blogged about Dighton-Rehoboth Principal John Gould suspending 41 year veteran baseball and basketball coach Bill Cuthbertson because one anonymous parent complained that his kid wasn’t getting enough playing time, and that he yelled at kids. This particular coach seems to be overwhelmingly supported by the community, and recently won a state championship in baseball.
Former players and students have come out of the woodworks to express their displeasure about the witch hunt. It’s also notable that Principal Gould, who ultimately made this decision, was driven out of Dartmouth High School after firing the well liked school resource officer because the cop didn’t want to let him keep the doors to the school propped open.
Oh, and he also did the same thing to a very well liked teacher, who received a vindictive evaluation from Gould that ended up costing the school district lots of taxpayer money.
If you made such a poor decision like that in the private sector and it cost the company money, you’d be fired. But high school administrators just bounce from place to place like disgraced catholic priests in Boston.
As bad as the principal is for doing this, the parents who try to get coaches fired because their kid isn’t playing enough are even worse. The worst disservice you can ever do to your kids is teach them that the way to overcome adversity is to whine and complain. Sometimes you might be on a team where you feel like you’re better than the kid who is getting more playing time than you. This is not a unique experience. If you wanna play more then work your ass off at practice, shoot 200 free throws a day during the summer, and prove to the coach that you are worth starting. The coach is trying to win games, and if you are THAT MUCH better than the guy next to you, he’s going to put you in. More often than not coaches have to make judgement calls between kids of a similar talent level. For reasons up to them they make the tough call. It’s why your kid calls them coach, and why they call you Dad.
When you try to circumvent this by going above the coach’s head you’re teaching your kid that hard work and dedication don’t matter, and the most important thing in life is to always get your way. It teaches kids that coaches and teachers are actively working against them, and that they are obstacles kids must overcome on their inevitable path to greatness. Nothing like this exists in the real world. You will always have a boss you don’t like, and who you feel is unfair, and your Daddy won’t be there to fire him or her.
Parents like this do what they do anonymously because they know the school isn’t going to name and shame them. It’s an epidemic. But we will, because we want to make it clear to ANY parent anywhere close to Massachusetts, that this behavior is unacceptable. And if you choose to behave like this, you will become Turtleboy famous. Forever. When someone has to Google your name and the first thing that comes up is Turtleboy, you’re gonna have a bad time.
On that note, this is Rehoboth’s John D’Ambrosio.
John grew up in Fall River and was part of the 1984 Durfee High School State Championship team. He thinks he’s reliving his glory years through his poor son, who he recklessly and selfishly dragged into this by going behind his back and getting his coach suspended. To make matters worse, his kid is a sophomore and just made the varsity team this year. Sophomores are lucky to make the varsity team at all. The mere fact that the coach picked this kid tells you that he sees promise in him, and that the kid is a part of the program’s future. But that’s not good enough for Dad, because Dad was a state champion back in 84, and his kid has start right away.
For what it’s worth, D-R isn’t even very good at basketball. From what I found they’re 6-9 or 6-10, and they don’t exactly play good teams. If you think your kid is a superstar then move to Franklin or send him to whatever the closest catholic school is, because we all know that the only thing catholic schools care about is sports. My point being, there’s no way his kid even makes the varsity team at a more competitive school, so be happy he gets a varsity letter.
Plus, the idea that Dad grew up in Fall River in the 80’s and all of a sudden is offended by coaches who yell, is laughable. There were no rules for adults back in the 80’s. They told you exactly how bad you were in the most colorful way possible because they knew it would get the best out of you.
Here’s the kicker – his wife is a teacher and a big union advocate.
Which is great, because I fully support the teacher’s union considering all the people who are constantly coming after teachers. But at the same time, how can you support the teacher’s union and then go after a coach like this? Cool solidarity dude.
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Uncle Rico. Is that you?
I blindly vote Democrat in every election and I’m indebted to the teacher’s union for keeping me employed.
I don’t see the wife as hot, just another whiney cunt
agreed, a 3 at best. undo-able due to the stench. Husband is a cuck and fatfuck
Hey Ambrosia boy, I’m plant a mango tree in your wifes cunt and your kid can blow me in the shade.
Fuck that mayonaise monkey
I can’t wait for Kelly’s next “girls night out” !! She ditches ol’ mr softy and she’s off the leash for the night !! WOOO-HOOO !!! I’m telling you , since she started getting the Brazilian wax treatment, she’s been running wild !!!
Kelly is the equally douchy brother’s exwife. John’s wife is Gretchen. If we’re going to mock and shame, let’s keep it to those with guilt.
Holy Freakin’ Walrus, Batman, is that my pal Chumley?!?!?! And Mr. Woofy is the principal? AWESOME!!!!
Why aren’t you covering the Holy Cross/Gibbons suspension? Suspicious.
HC is a private college. Who gives a fart?
Because there are plenty of media outlets already covering it, dipshit
He’s got 1970s cone boobs
Business can’t be too good for John D’Ambrosio, CPA in Fall River if he has this much energy to waste ruining his kid’s remaining three years in high school. He does have the body of a guy sitting at a desk all day fingerbanging the 10-key.
Now I know Mr. Potato-head was based upon a real person
This guy was either the team manager or the water boy for for his glory days championship basketball team in 84. At least Uncle Rico kept him self in shape after his playing days.
HEY D’AMBROSIO……TAKE A LAP!
This Clown D’Ambrosio sat the bench in high school. He was pissed his fat fuck little dick brother played while little dick big brother watched. Now he’s watching his little dick son sitting the bench too. Get over it you Fat fucking little dick CLOWN. That clown has probably always been complaining about his sons playing time. So blame another coach.Kids probably a little dick spoil brat. Hopefully his wife divorces this fat little dick ass. Bring her over to my prison for a real man so she can see a real dick. I’ll slam her right in the ass then shoot it all over her face
My high school coaches were all incompetent assholes. If the team won it was a roll of the dice depending on who lived in the town who was good that year. Fuck them.
Rehoboth Dad … don’t bump into me in a bar …
Makes sense. The coward hasn’t been to a game since he started this shitstorm. Probably at a buffet somewhere.
Are those his cheeks or do they spread out as wings. Flap-jack face looks like he got black market facial implants in a framingham condo, Si Señor!
Basketball shorts and under armor T isn’t a good look. Stick with shirt and tie and suck that gut in, just don’t suck your gut all up into your face.
Turtleboy blows the teachers union, they are ruining our childrens minds, but at least they get you all those holidays! And summers off!
Public unions shouldn’t exist. They are designed to keep the politicians in office and screw the taxpayer, well that is every government program but you know what I mean.
Now all he has done is ooen the kid up to ridicule and misery. Parents like this always get the kids caught up in the shitstorm. Good luck kid. Any hopes you are entertaining to play in college is kind of out the window now. Great dad you got there.
10/10 would smash his wife then his face into the pavement
His wife is a smoking MILF!
She can do way better than him.
Gould is a fruit loop! Thank god he’s out of Dartmouth! As far as this dad goes, another tool trying to relive his high school years through his kid! He should have been happy and proud the kid made Varsity as a Sophomore! The poor kid!
As a player on that team that year, the kid 100% deserved to play, the WHOLE game, he was much much better than some of the others who played, and for the parent, he was right to step in. Hopefully this cleared stuff up.
This guy looks exactly how i thought he would. Fat out of shape slob who prob screams at his poor son after every game.
I was going to put in my two cents about teachers’ unions, but at least two other commenters have already done a pretty good job describing them.
I never played h.s. school sports mainly because i sucked or was mediocre at best. this whole everyone gets a turn or we all win a trophy mindset is bullshit. parents like this skinner ruin it for everyone. now this team is probably in disarray because daddy’s little boy who probably sucks wants more playing time.
As a player on the team that year, the kid 100% deserved to play, and for the parent, he was right to step in.
Public unions should be outlawed and vouchers mandated:
1. It promotes competition.
2. Competition weeds out the bad.
3. The children and their educations are the winners.
Pretty cute wife for such an out of shape slob.
That’s a pretty good looking wife he’s not going to be getting any poontang from until all this blows over. How ’bout some full body shots, you know, for the fans out there in Eff Ell Aye, eh chief?
Morris you make me sick when you speak.
Teachers unions blindly support democratic candidates no matter what. They are liberals who push their political agenda on students illegally every day. So this guy is a complete douchebag for what he did to the coach and so is his wife