Lodinews.com

default avatar
Welcome to the site! Login or Signup below.
|
||
Logout|My Dashboard

Lodi High School athletic director committed a foul

Print
Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Wednesday, June 20, 2012 12:00 am | Updated: 6:44 am, Wed Jun 20, 2012.

The response offered by Lodi High School Athletic Director Erin Aitkin to the change from Rob Elrod to Courtney Porter as the boys varsity water polo coach represents a very poor model of sportsmanship and leadership; when things don’t go according to your personal desires, blame the rules, blame the ref, blame someone else.

What Ms. Aiken omitted is that there is turbulence in the local swimming and water polo community consisting of very robust competition between one club led by coach Porter and the other by Lodi High swimming coach John Griffin — assisted by Mr. Elrod.

Yes, the competition between the club teams has seeped into the high school pool, but Ms. Aiken’s clear bias for the Griffin/Elrod crew is overshadowing the fact that the student athletes are the big winners here — the girl’s varsity squad getting coach Elrod (an excellent coach) all to themselves, and the boys having the opportunity to be coached by Mr. Porter, who is one of a handful of individuals in the nation to coach (very successfully) at the NCAA Division I level. Go, Flames!

Dave Isola

Acampo

Rules of Conduct

  • 1 Use your real name. You must register with your full first and last name before you can comment. (And don’t pretend you’re someone else.)
  • 2 Keep it clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually oriented language.
  • 3 Don’t threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
  • 4 Be truthful. Don't lie about anyone or anything. Don't post unsubstantiated allegations, rumors or gossip that could harm the reputation of a person, company or organization.
  • 5 Be nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
  • 6 Stay on topic. Make sure your comments are about the story. Don’t insult each other.
  • 7 Tell us if the discussion is getting out of hand. Use the ‘Report’ link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
  • 8 Share what you know, and ask about what you don't.
  • 9 Don’t be a troll.
  • 10 Don’t reveal personal information about other commenters. You may reveal your own personal information, but we advise you not to do so.
  • 11 We reserve the right, at our discretion, to monitor, delete or choose not to post any comment. This may include removing or monitoring posts that we believe violate the spirit or letter of these rules, or that we otherwise determine at our discretion needs to be monitored, not posted, or deleted.

Welcome to the discussion.

1 comment:

  • Josh Morgan posted at 11:46 am on Wed, Jun 20, 2012.

    Josh Morgan Posts: 538

    Having had three children play water polo and swim for Mr. Porter at Tokay High I must say, congratulations Lodi High. You have obtained a no-nonsense, outstanding water polo coach. My biggest problem is visualizing him in red and white. It's just not right!

     

Recent Comments

Posted 11 hours ago by Angie McDaniel.

article: Letter: U.S. suffers from total lack of…

Nice spin attempt there Mike. "Where have I said that ALL cops should be punished? Punished for what and how?" You support lo…

More...

Posted 13 hours ago by Angie McDaniel.

article: Letter: Leaders to blame for police dea…

Yeah, you can start by reading the original post before commenting with unintelligible information. The Constitution does not give American…

More...

Posted Yesterday by Shane Marcus.

article: Knights of Columbus annual crab feed

What kind of crab? There is more than one kind...

More...

Posted Yesterday by Angie McDaniel.

article: Letter: Leaders to blame for police dea…

Ed, stay on point. No one asked you to provide the top ten most dangerous jobs. I don't remember the last time an iron worker was threatene…

More...

Posted Yesterday by Shane Marcus.

article: Census: Young adults face higher povert…

You really cannot compare 1980 with 2014. Those were the Regan years, and although he wasn't perfect he never disrespect to the office (Co…

More...

Video

Popular Stories

Poll

Vote on the biggest local story in 2014: See poll below

It has been an eventful year in Lodi, from the antics of a wild turkey named Tom Kettleman to the announced closure of the General Mills plant. What do you see as the biggest story of the year?

Total Votes: 361

Loading…

Your News

News for the community, by the community.

Mailing List

Subscribe to a mailing list to have daily news sent directly to your inbox.

  • Breaking News

    Would you like to receive breaking news alerts? Sign up now!

  • News Updates

    Would you like to receive our daily news headlines? Sign up now!

  • Sports Updates

    Would you like to receive our daily sports headlines? Sign up now!

Manage Your Lists