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Pleasanton Preps: Accountability at center of Amador coach's decision to cancel freshman football game

Original post made on Sep 22, 2021

Perhaps the most important life lesson learned from high school sports is also the one missing the most: accountability. Amador football coach Danny Jones saw this missing from some freshman football players and acted decisively...

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Posted by Ornithology
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Sep 22, 2021 at 3:43 pm

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While I do not know what caused the need for this discipline, I applaud Coach Jones. These freshmen are hopefully learning a valuable lesson, and one also about what it means to be a team. You win together, you lose together.

They have several more years to play football at the high school level. I hope they earn the right, and regain the trust of Staff, in order to represent their great school in the future.

Posted by Ptown Baseball Dad
a resident of Birdland
on Sep 22, 2021 at 9:08 pm

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I know Danny Jones and the high standards of behavior he expects in students and student-athletes he leads. Whatever the offenses were that led to the forfeiture of a game, I’m sure Danny made the right decision.

An important lesson for parents of these student-athletes is for them to support the head football coach. Doing less will send a sorry message to their children.

Posted by VAB
a resident of Downtown
on Sep 23, 2021 at 6:40 am

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Finally, a coach with the guts to do the work that the parents of the kids haven’t been doing. Good job coach Jones.

Posted by Becky Randall
a resident of Avignon
on Sep 23, 2021 at 8:29 am

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I do not know the reason for Coach Danny cancelling the game but I applaud Coach Danny for having the courage to make a decision he knew he would get a lot of back lash for. If I had a son on his team this is the kind of role model I would want for my child.

Posted by Fired Up!
a resident of Birdland
on Sep 24, 2021 at 2:13 pm

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He was hired to coach, let him coach. If the parents want to be the coach, they can apply for the position.

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