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Secrest steps down as Marietta basketball coach

Led the Tigers’ boys program for seven years

March 21, 2013

MARIETTA —For the first time in seven years there will be a new face at the helm of the Marietta Tigers boys basketball team next season as J.D. Secrest has announced his resignation....

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Mar-21-13 11:32 AM

THANK GOD!!!! I can not say how happy I am to hear this news....he is a terrible coach and leader. I certainly hope that someone else steps up to do this job.....wouldn't it be nice to have someone be the head coach who could take young men and teach them the skills necessary to be a great team. I have watched this man coach for the last few seasons and have constantly been amazed at how bad of a coach he is....and yet every year they invite him back! On a final note.......isn't it interesting that this story became public on Monday and finally made an article on Thursday (in the Parkersburg paper). Wonder why no story printed in the "sister" Marietta paper?????? Trying to avoid hearing everyone's thoughts?

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Mar-21-13 1:36 PM

Having had children go through the Marietta athletic system. I have learned you can not always blame the coach. Marietta allows certain parents-TOO MUCH SAY! Coaches are not allowed to run their programs.If certain kids don't play, their parents complain and the coach is let go, or the kid plays in front of better players, it happens in all the sports. How is it that Warren, Fort Frye and Waterford can have quality programs and we can't. Some Marietta children are spoiled and don't want to put in the work and get to play anyway, what is that teaching younger players? For instance what about drugs found in a car, a couple years ago, of a player, at the HS and the kid still played. It only teaches, that you don't have to work, to play. Let the Coach, do his job and let the kids who work hard and have the talent play. I can only surmise that the above complaint, is from a parent whose child did not play-he may have deserved to play, but the Coaches don't run the team, the Parents do!

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Mar-21-13 2:31 PM

Excellent Coach. Quality peson. There is limited talent at Marietta but an abundance of tremendously bothersome parents.

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