Letter: Review inexplicable loss of Hoosac coach

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To the editor:

I join with Ron Wojcik supporters who seriously question the termination of a coach who brought not only basketball championships to Hoosac Valley but taught his players the value of hard work and teamwork. Ron's efforts didn't happen overnight but through working and mentoring over the years as he continued to bring along younger players to replace successful graduates.

It wasn't just basketball knowledge that Ron brought to the position. Youthful players also have various personal issues and I know that his counseling helped solve problems confronting his players.

Much like Bob Armata (letter) I have participated in and watched various sports teams from Drury and Hoosac Valley for 60 years. I agree that winning is not simply accomplished with knowledge about the sport or hours of practice. It takes understanding of players, setting good examples, and counseling. This situation cries out for review, and silence is not the answer.

Fred T. Thompson,

North Adams

The writer is a member of the Drury High School Class of 1958.

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