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Niskayuna school board votes against keeping basketball coach

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Niskayuna High School varsity basketball coach Ian McShane was not reappointed by the school board Tuesday night, amid allegations that he used profanity with his players. The board voted 4-3 against McShane after a public comment session in which parents and players spoke out both in support of and against reappointing McShane as basketball coach. What happens with the program now, and who will coach it for the upcoming season, was unclear late Tuesday. A ...

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Rob1986
October 9, 2013
7:54 a.m.

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More of the chickification of our p.c. society. A highschool sports coach uses some profanity and is fired? Seriously? But then again he was accused of bullying, so shouldn't we just call for his arrest?

Will1960
October 9, 2013
4:18 p.m.

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In the 1970s, I played High School football in this area and coaches routinely use profanity during practice. Back then it would have been inconceivable that these coaches would be canned for their colorful language. No one suffered from this custom and no one complained. This trend of cuddling kids is only going to get more extreme and will make the kids less competitive and have less wherewithal as a result.

guitarpsych
October 9, 2013
7:30 p.m.

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Justice was served, the School Board took steps that the spineless AD should have taken long ago.

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