What we know!November 15 2003 at 9:10 AM
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|statsy (Login owha)|
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Response to Re: How about it Bill?
Former NCCP coach Bill Bowker, 5 yr veteran coach of Laurier was fired late OCTOBER. While under Bowker's tutledge Laurier had won 2 National titles. YHis season Laurier who is ranked 6th was moving long nicely. Bowker "dispatched" 2 veteran players at beg of October. A investigation was done by Laurier athletic Director Wayne Gowing,former Laurier Mens coach of 25 years. Bowker fired, Jerry Harrigan, Wlu asst coach -25 years experience at Waterloo JR B and many others supported Bill. When Gowing tried to get them to continue, all 3 asst coaches resigned in support. The program with no coach briefly froze and WLU Adm friend Jamie McDonald fired forer gm of the Kitchener Rangers went behind the bench. Gowing had promised a statement from WLU 2 weeks ago and still nothing.
The only problem in not saying anything is specualtion abounds., Was Gowing trying to coach, were drugs involved, was it homophobia. The players and Bowker aren't saying. Anyway all of a sudden both players arereinstated back on the team and playing. Looks like the players won the battle.
NOw we aren't saying Bill is perfect as he has had a propensity to put his foot in his mouth and sometimes just had too much to say. We at Unofficial predict the program will fall apart this year -they can't find a coach and have started a "nationwide search". DUH- all the coaches already have a job this year. It is unlikely they will solve it shortly. The players must continue to study in spite of this and I'm sure they won't be focused.
So Bill-jump in, state your case, let your principles be judged.- the reason you coach is to show these players your principles. Try doing it here first and see the support you have.
- Fact Checking - Anonymous on Nov 19, 8:55 AM
- Laurier meltdown - statsy on Nov 19, 9:18 AM
- Re: Laurier meltdown - Anonymous on Dec 2, 9:39 AM
- Bill's not talking! - unofficial on Dec 2, 12:32 PM
- In the Right Direction - Anonymous on Dec 8, 7:02 AM
- There is no one in CANADA stupid enought to want to work there! - unofficial on Dec 8, 10:00 AM
- Re: There is no one in CANADA stupid enought to want to work there! - Anonymous on Dec 9, 8:35 AM
- No Question Laurier is a Good University!! - unoffcial on Dec 9, 8:53 AM
- Congrats to Rick Osborne & Brandy West-McMaster - Anonymous on Jan 5, 10:46 AM
- BILL GOT WHAT HE DESERVED - INSIGHT on Feb 12, 12:41 AM
- Slamming Bill Bowker - Anonymous on Feb 12, 12:28 PM