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Brooks was a tough coach who prepared players well

By Letters to the Editor

To the Editor:

As a former player for Coach Tim Brooks and the Manhattan High basketball program, I am very disappointed in the series of events that took place.

I have never questioned his coaching techniques or methods. Yes, he is tough on his players, but that is a characteristic that good coaches have. It is disappointing that some current players rebelled after having had such a good start to the season and felt that they needed the administration to step in because of his “bad attitude.”

It is upsetting that some peo-ple thought his coaching methods or attitude were so bad that he needed to lose his job over it. He has been coaching the same way for several years, and people are just now complain-ing. Coach Brooks did a great job of preparing me for my college career and for what was to be expected from coaches at the collegiate level.

I don’t think it is justified for him to lose his job because a few people on the team or in the stands couldn’t handle his criticism. At the next level, you must be able to handle the daily criticism or you will not be successful.

I want to thank Coach Brooks for all that he has done for me and his continued support. I wish him well.

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