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‘Coach’ Dave Mystified Why He Wasn’t Hired

“Coach” Dave Daubenmire is good at affecting a disingenuous cluelessness. He’s just mystified, baffled by why his old high school didn’t hire him to be their new football coach. He simply can’t imagine what it was that led the school board to decide not to hire him.

In a letter following the meeting, Daubenmire wrote that board president Judy White had an “agenda all along” to make sure he wasn’t hired.

The meeting was “nothing short of a public flogging of me because I dared to call homosexuality a sin,” he wrote.

“Mrs. White should be ashamed of herself. What she did was a great disservice to the Lakewood community and to my family in particular. (Board members) Bill Gulick, my high school classmate, and Trisha Good are complicit in the public execution of our family name.”

Daubenmire hasn’t confronted the school board, but he would like an explanation, he said.

“What is it that disqualifies me from coaching a football team?” he asked. “Don’t I deserve an explanation? Don’t those who came in support of me deserve an explanation why I was not hired as football coach?”

Gee Dave, maybe it’s the fact that your actions the first time you coached a high school football team violated the constitution and resulted in a lawsuit that cost the school money? And the second time, you were fired from even a Christian school and then complained that they just weren’t Christian enough for you. And that you learned nothing from those experiences, proclaiming that if you’d gotten this job you were going to “carry Him in the front door” because we “need to get God back into our schools.” Ya think maybe that was the reason?

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  1. alanb says

    Every time I’m not hired for a job that I interview for I confront the interviewer in the same way: “Why are you flogging me? Why are you executing my family name?” It’s a great way to make new friends.

  2. John Pieret says

    proclaiming that if you’d gotten this job you were going to “carry Him in the front door” because we “need to get God back into our schools.”

    But … but … he promised not to do that … cross his fingers … er … cross his heart and hope to die!

  3. Chiroptera says

    The sense of entitlement is strong in this one.

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    Seriously, though, considering how much conservatives seem to rage about entitlements and how minorities seem to feel entitle to stuff, has anyone else noticed just how large a sense of entitlement is possessed by conservative Christians?

  4. marym says

    On Daubenmire’s ministry homepage: “Coach Dave Ready To Lead Prayer Into Public Schools”. This video interview, wherein Daubenmire explains his plan to being prayer back to the classroom, came out a week after he was voted down by the school board. Never a word about this until then. I know he didn’t tell the BOE that Lakewood HS was going to be the first of a wave of schools across the nation to impose Christian (and only Christian) prayer. He told the audience at the BOE meeting that he “had no desire to evangelize your sons”.
    So he lied.

    Or maybe he’s lying to Rev. Manning. Daubenmire was always a big talker.

  5. marym says

    The crux of this is a little man with Big Dreams. He wants to be The Great Christian Hero so badly, if only he could get everyone to cooperate. Daubenmire sees himself standing on the mountain holding up a cross in one hand and an American flag in the other hand. With thousands of Christian soldiers cheering him on, while the media scampers around snapping photos, Daubenmire takes back the public schools for Jesus. It’s a thrilling image.
    Of course Daubenmire will become a celebrity . His cell phone will constantly ring with offers for interviews, speeches, and meetings with important world figures. The networks will bump Joel Osteen in favor of “Coach” Dave. Lakewood HS will change its name to Daubenmire High. There might even be a statue of him and a parade.
    God willing of course.

  6. whheydt says

    I wonder if the the district’s insurance company got wind of the possibility they’d hire Daubenaire and told the district not to if they wanted to keep their policy.

  7. Sastra says

    “What is it that disqualifies me from coaching a football team?” he asked. “Don’t I deserve an explanation? Don’t those who came in support of me deserve an explanation why I was not hired as football coach?”

    Coach Dave isn’t mystified. He just wants those who didn’t hire him to have their reasons for not doing so go on record … so they can be brought up against them later on the Day of Judgement!!!

  8. jnorris says

    On Daubenmire’s ministry homepage: “Coach Dave Ready To Lead Prayer Into Public Schools”.

    With that on the record the only way Mr Daubenmire will get prayer into a public school is to rent one for Sunday service. And founding a church / cult would seem to be his only employment opportunity now.

  9. marym says

    Daubenmire brought his lawyer to the BOE meeting supposedly as a character reference but, really, who brings their lawyer to a BOE meeting? To intimidate the BOE.? Or maybe because lawyers have such a sterling reputation that their recommendations are golden? Or maybe just to make sure Daub was treated fairly?
    I haven’t heard any word of a lawsuit…..yet.

  10. Akira MacKenzie says

    Seriously, though, considering how much conservatives seem to rage about entitlements and how minorities seem to feel entitle to stuff, has anyone else noticed just how large a sense of entitlement is possessed by conservative Christians?

    Because they believed they’ve earned it. Unlike those filthy wetbacks, gooks, and niggers* who sponge off the system, Coach deserves it because he’s done everything that’s traditionally been required to achieve “The American Dream (TM)”; he’s a white, male, Christian, heterosexual with basic amount of education and experience. Therefore, when he does not succeed, it’s not his fault nor the fault of the system he perpetuates, he’s being singled out and discriminated against by shadowy forces that are “against” him being a white, male, Christian, heterosexual with basic amount of education and experience.

    *Racial epithets used for rhetorical purposes only.

  11. Suido says

    This is incredibly similar to the reasoning that defenders of Bora Zivkovic used to argue that he should keep his role at that blog network. The idea that accomplishments in one aspect of their professional responsibilities can be enough to minimise or balance out their failings in other aspects of their professional responsibilities.

    No. Just no.

    Professional responsibilities are a package deal, and sufficiently egregious failings in any one aspect can and will be enough to indicate unsuitability for a role, no matter how awesome one is at other aspects.

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