Once upon a time coaches were respected and revered as pillars of their communities. The best of them sported images as never-flinching captains of their ships — flinty-eyed eminences who were tough, but fair. You could trust your kids with them.
These days too many top coaches carry images as silver-tongued mercenaries who will skip town for money or glamour or when NCAA investigators reach the county line. Trust your kids with these martinets and junior might get shut in a shed.