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On 1/24/2024 at 5:58 AM, Smitty said:

Ain’t he busy coaching basketball right now and when I say coaching I mean getting the shit kick out of them. Lebanon scored over a 100 points on them last night. I’m no Einstein but why in the world would that kid from Lebanon consider transferring to Richlands. You people better hope Ronnie Davis is a better football coach than basketball because that was downright painful to watch last night. 

Lebanon hung over 100 on Richlands, dang! I just can’t see the Reece kid leaving Lebanon for Richlands unless there’s some kind of sweet deal to entice him. 😂😂😂 Just kidding but doesn’t he play baseball? They were state champs. Do leave a successful program in one sport to help build a recently unsuccessful one at another school? 

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22 hours ago, Tru Blue72 said:

Richlands has never been good at Basketball, win a few, lose a few.  It's crazy in SWD Richlands beats Graham, Tazewell beats Richlands, then Graham beats Tazewell.  Lebanon has had quite a few good basketball teams with some good talent over the years.  I think Davis is a better softball and football coach than a Basketball coach, but the talent in SWD when it comes to basketball is not up to par with other areas, never was and probably never will be.

Right now Richlands isn’t good at basketball, football, baseball or soccer. Sorry man, not sure what’s going on there, but I can only imagine that every coach, player and fan that left Lebanon the other night, left humiliated. Even if they’ve never been good at basketball, no one should take a beating like that, kids deserve better. Who is going to apply for the basketball job. I bet Ronnie Davis is feeling like a big fool at this very minute for banking on the Lebanon kid to help pull Richlands out of their downward football spiral. 

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2 hours ago, Smitty said:

Right now Richlands isn’t good at basketball, football, baseball or soccer. Sorry man, not sure what’s going on there, but I can only imagine that every coach, player and fan that left Lebanon the other night, left humiliated. Even if they’ve never been good at basketball, no one should take a beating like that, kids deserve better. Who is going to apply for the basketball job. I bet Ronnie Davis is feeling like a big fool at this very minute for banking on the Lebanon kid to help pull Richlands out of their downward football spiral. 

Everything is a cycle. It’ll all come back around. There’s a group of young kids that are successful that in the next decade will be in high school and the pendulum hopefully swings back the other way. 

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6 hours ago, Smitty said:

Right now Richlands isn’t good at basketball, football, baseball or soccer. Sorry man, not sure what’s going on there, but I can only imagine that every coach, player and fan that left Lebanon the other night, left humiliated. Even if they’ve never been good at basketball, no one should take a beating like that, kids deserve better. Who is going to apply for the basketball job. I bet Ronnie Davis is feeling like a big fool at this very minute for banking on the Lebanon kid to help pull Richlands out of their downward football spiral. 

I highly doubt Ronnie made this decision based off a kid from another school.  I doubt that was a factor at all.  We learned something this year.  If you build a culture and work on developing your kids you can win.  The college football national championship showed us what player development and culture looks like.  It is this simple.  If Davis rolls up his sleeves and puts in the work, stays positive but holds his kids' accountable he will turn it around.  If he asks the same of his assistants and stays away from daddy/buddy ball, he will turn it around. 

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1 hour ago, SwvaOG said:

I highly doubt Ronnie made this decision based off a kid from another school.  I doubt that was a factor at all.  We learned something this year.  If you build a culture and work on developing your kids you can win.  The college football national championship showed us what player development and culture looks like.  It is this simple.  If Davis rolls up his sleeves and puts in the work, stays positive but holds his kids' accountable he will turn it around.  If he asks the same of his assistants and stays away from daddy/buddy ball, he will turn it around. 

Totally agree with this.  Now the other part falls on the fans and the parents.  Don't expect a miracle, Davis should not be expected to turn the program around next year or even two years.  Culture building takes time, and the parents and fans must buy into the understanding that the least improvement from last year is a step in the right direction.  Parents, back off and let the coach be the coach, that means being realistic about you childs talent level.  Fans, back off and stop the critisism everytime you feel the coach isn't doing things your way.  It takes a village to raise a child and it will take the RHS community to turn this program around.  Support the coach, even if you feel that you could do a better job, afterall, you didn't throw your hat into the ring when the position was open.  We all need to come together and give this thing time. In three or four years, if we're still where we are now, then Kattie bar the door, but as for now, PATIENCE AND SUPPORT  is what's needed.

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14 hours ago, tornado99 said:

Are there any updates on staff approvals? 

Haven't heard of any and probably won't until basketball is over since Davis is busy coaching the BB team.  Hope to hear something next month for sure.

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6 hours ago, Tru Blue72 said:

Haven't heard of any and probably won't until basketball is over since Davis is busy coaching the BB team.  Hope to hear something next month for sure.

This.  The guy has commitments currently and it definitely working on assembling a staff.  I think you'll see something in the next couple of weeks and some of those decisions have already been made. 

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20 hours ago, SwvaOG said:

This.  The guy has commitments currently and it definitely working on assembling a staff.  I think you'll see something in the next couple of weeks and some of those decisions have already been made. 

Hope this happens.  Won't be long til the 7 on 7's takes place.  the projected players need to be in the weight room, hope that's happeneinng now rather than later.

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On 1/25/2024 at 7:21 AM, Ryan4VT said:

Everything is a cycle. It’ll all come back around. There’s a group of young kids that are successful that in the next decade will be in high school and the pendulum hopefully swings back the other way. 

Might take a minute longer.  If that's a cycle,  the chain came off,  boys got split on the bar!

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13 hours ago, Tru Blue72 said:

Does anyone, anywhere, have any insside information on the assistants?

I'm thinking they'll announce assistants next month after the next school board meeting.  Several new staff with a few holdovers...well, counting HC as "new" since he is new to that role.  

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