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Offline matt8188

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Re: How did you come across the Dumcoach Forum?
« Reply #120 on: February 17, 2015, 09:37:06 PM »
As part of a class on coaching I had to research websites and professional communities within coaching.
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Re: How did you come across the Dumcoach Forum?
« Reply #121 on: May 02, 2015, 12:44:56 PM »
Coaches,

I have a few questions I would like to ask.

   1) How did you come across The Dumcoach Forum? Late 90's on the net (eteamz/ infosports days) ran into Clark. Then migrated with all the older guys on the net from site to site.

   2) What the reason you became a member (as opposed to remaining a guest)? Great place to bounce off ideas and learn. Downloads.

   3) How long did it take you to join after you first found the fourm? Same day.
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Re: How did you come across the Dumcoach Forum?
« Reply #122 on: May 02, 2015, 01:14:08 PM »
Coaches,

I have a few questions I would like to ask.

   1) How did you come across The Dumcoach Forum? Late 90's on the net (eteamz/ infosports days) ran into Clark. Then migrated with all the older guys on the net from site to site.

   2) What the reason you became a member (as opposed to remaining a guest)? Great place to bounce off ideas and learn. Downloads.

   3) How long did it take you to join after you first found the fourm? Same day.

John

I got on the net in '94 or' 95 but it was like a 10 cents a minute to browse back then and AOL was really the only "search engine". Then about 99 or so it became much more reasonable to browse unlimited at one set monthly fee. Thats when I found Toby's and then Info Sports and Delphi with all these awesome Coaches.

Guys make fun of me for still having an @aol addy BTW. Hey...when you are loyal you are loyal just I have been to Dumcoach ever since.  :)
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Re: How did you come across the Dumcoach Forum?
« Reply #123 on: May 04, 2015, 07:55:10 AM »
Came across the forum doing a search about coaching last night.

Joined so I could interact with all and offer my two cents once in awhile

Joined around 7 am today only because I did not want to stay up til 4 last night reading through a few hundred helpful topics

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Re: How did you come across the Dumcoach Forum?
« Reply #124 on: May 04, 2015, 10:23:32 AM »
Came across the forum doing a search about coaching last night.

Joined so I could interact with all and offer my two cents once in awhile

Joined around 7 am today only because I did not want to stay up til 4 last night reading through a few hundred helpful topics
Be careful it can become quite addicting.   :)
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Re: How did you come across the Dumcoach Forum?
« Reply #125 on: May 18, 2015, 08:53:31 AM »
Be careful it can become quite addicting.   :)

What this guy said!
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Re: How did you come across the Dumcoach Forum?
« Reply #126 on: May 19, 2015, 11:55:07 AM »
1) How did you come across The Dumcoach Forum? I honestly don't really remember the exact details anymore.  I was a terrible 1st year coach working for a horrible HC in a gawd-awful organization in 2005.  After that season, I decided that I could- and, would- do better as a coach.  I started scouring the internet.  I had already found Reed's GAM material and had used it in 2005.   I posted on some site, or another, at the end of that season about how much I sucked and that I needed help.  CoachDP sent me a PM asking for details.  I really thought he just wanted to revel in the fact that I sucked and he knew what he was doing.  But, I decided to give him the benefit of the doubt and answered his PM in a long post.  Best coaching decision that I ever made up to that point.  He went through the post and pointed out my mistakes, HC's mistakes and the org's mistakes.  About that time, I was also taking note of this Clark Wilkins guy posts.  He seemed to be a bit of a know-it-all a$$hole.  He also seemed to know what he was talking about.  Having a military background, I knew that sometimes a$$holes make the best teachers.  So, I ended up following Clark, CoachDP and others to Clark's site.   

   2) What the reason you became a member (as opposed to remaining a guest)? Well, you don't learn nearly as much standing around in the hallway as you do by participating in the class.  So, I became a member...eventually.

   3) How long did it take you to join after you first found the forum?  Quite awhile before I joined.  But, that was completely by accident.  When I came to this site, there was so much information that I was spending all my time just trying to absorb it all.  I spent hours a day on this site and a few others taking notes and learning different things about coaching football- specifically youth football.  A few weeks or months later, I had a question and got a message, "You must be a member to post a reply in this forum.", or something like that.  Up until that point, I had not realized that I had never actually signed up as a member. I corrected that mistake immediately.  Lol! 

BTW, it didn't take me long to realize back then that DC(Clark) was not a know-it-all a$$hole.  I think I was just jealous.   :D
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Re: How did you come across the Dumcoach Forum?
« Reply #127 on: May 20, 2015, 09:18:32 AM »
About that time, I was also taking note of this Clark Wilkins guy posts.  He seemed to be a bit of a know-it-all a$$hole.

I'm the bigger a$$hole.  Clark's the better coach.

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Re: How did you come across the Dumcoach Forum?
« Reply #128 on: May 20, 2015, 05:47:02 PM »
I'm the bigger a$$hole.  Clark's the better coach.

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Re: How did you come across the Dumcoach Forum?
« Reply #129 on: May 21, 2015, 05:06:26 PM »
Coach D.C. - Da Coach
Coach D.P. - Da Prick

Loller!

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