Re: CAA Ref Jerry Heater
As a HS referee myself, I can certainly attest to this statement as fact. If coaches were seated like they were until the late 90's, we likely wouldn't hear a lot of the stuff we do hear as well as having the coach follow us up and down the sideline. At the high school level, a lot of us use T's as a preventative measure. If a coach gets on our nerves, we'll T 'em up and they have to sit for the rest of the game. That usually shuts them up, especially because ejection leads to suspension and a fine for the school (at least in Florida). But coaches nowadays have waaaaaayyyyyy too much leeway in letting their opinions be heard, including during timeouts. I'm kinda surprised that these type of incidents haven't happened more often.
Originally Posted by Big Tribe
That said, no ref should ever talk like that to a coach. Yes, if you're getting yapped at constantly, it can drive you over the edge but it's not worth it to talk to a coach like that or act the way Karl Hess does.
As a further aside, after watching all or parts of 48 tournament games these last 4 days, the officiating now is average at the very best. Every time there's contact on a drive, it's a charge. By my wild estimation, I'd say they got it right about 60-70% of the time. Yes, kids are being taught better on how to take a charge but refs are giving them waaaayyyy too much credit.
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