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Another Coach trying to bend the rules gets caught…

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  1. June 8, 2011 at 2:20 PM

    Youth coach quits after letting opposing team score
    By Marjie Ducey
    WORLD-HERALD STAFF WRITER
    « SportsShare
    A widely known youth soccer coach has resigned and three clubs are replaying U.S. youth soccer Nebraska championship games because the coach had let an opposing team score Sunday night in a game between two Omaha Football Club squads.
    Doug Trenerry, coach of the Elite 1 under-13 girls club team, turned in his resignation hours after a match in which he allowed the Elite 2 team to score. The idea was to help the Elite 2 team advance to Saturday’s final. Trenerry’s team was already out of the running for a spot in the final.
    The Nebraska State Soccer Association has planned an ethics hearing.
    The OFC under-13 teams had played to a 0-0 tie when the Elite 2 team scored with three minutes left against Trenerry’s Elite 1 team.
    “I was informed by the top team’s coach that this was done for my team,” said Jacque Tevis-Butler, coach of the Elite 2 team. “My response was to walk away from him.”
    Tevis-Butler, who also coaches the Millard West girls team, said she left the field after Sunday’s youth game and immediately called Alex Mason, OFC’s director of coaches on the girls side.
    She said she told him what had happened, “how I was appalled by it and how disrespectful and unethical it was.”
    Trenerry did not immediately return phone calls from The World-Herald.
    Jeff Hulbert, executive director of the state soccer association, said he was informed of the situation on Sunday night and the club also self-reported Monday morning. The championship committee met and decided the best course was to replay the games.
    The OFC Elite 2 team, Gretna and Toro squads were to replay games Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights, with the two teams with the highest point totals advancing to Saturday’s final. Winners of Saturday’s final advance to regional competition June 25 to 29 in Appleton, Wis.
    “No matter what the sanction or forfeits, somebody would have been penalized,” Hulbert said. “Let the three teams left, for the good of competition, play the game and win or lose on the field, not in a hearing. The coaches have agreed and are moving forward with the competition.”
    The Elite 2 team had already won one of the games ordered replayed.
    “My team, my parents, myself personally, were the victims in this,” Tevis-Butler said. “As were the children on the other team.”
    Shane Piper, the new chief executive officer of OFC, said he talked with coaches and parents of the Elite 2 team on Monday night.
    “There was disappointment from the parents because they want to compete and the girls want to compete, and disappointment in the state’s decision to have to replay games where there had already been an outcome.”
    Hulbert said a group appointed by his board of directors will hear the evidence to determine any fines or sanctions. He said no action will be taken until after the tournament is over.
    “The club did self-report and took immediate action against their coach,” Hulbert said. “All parties involved have handled it professionally.”
    Piper said OFC is recruiting an accredited coach to fill Trenerry’s role. Trenerry, who has coached more than 20 club soccer state championship teams, also coached the OFC girls under-15 team.
    Contact the writer:
    402-444-1034, marjie.ducey@owh.com

  2. 2 Todd
    June 16, 2011 at 12:17 AM

    How does this happen?

    • June 16, 2011 at 7:28 AM

      how, why and how often…ridiculous isn’t it?


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