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Coach D for Varsity Girls BB Coach

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Sierra Vista Community, Buena Alumni and Sports Enthusiasts,


   For those of you not aware currently Buena High School Girls Basketball program is without a Head Coach, REPEAT, Buena High School Girls Basketball program is without a Head Coach.  Coach Perez from the previous seasons left her position. 

Fortunately, DeWayne Carpenter (affectionately known as Coach D) a long - time supporter, coach, basketball enthusiast and community volunteer has offered his services to Buena.  To our dismay DeWayne is not even being considered for the position.  

Buena officiials are citing an Arizona Interscholastic Arizona (AIA) requirement that states:

AIA coaching education requirements state that all head and assistant coaches, whether paid or volunteer, hired on or after April 1, 2009, must have a valid Arizona Teaching Certificate or Arizona Coaching Certificate, or they must complete an approved coaching education program within 45 days from the date of hire. 

Now that DeWayne is educated on the requirements he has taken it upon himself to fulfill the American Sport Education (ASEP) training to become certified well within the 45 days. 

Here's the irony and may I even go as far to say the hyprocisy of Buena's current position.  For years DeWayne has been there for Buena's Girls  Program, he has  operated "OPEN GYM", he has mentored and trained these young ladies on skills and he has advised coaching staff on the best strategy to achieve 2011 - 2012 record of 20 - 9.  He has augmented this program so much that a popular and Nationally Ranked High School Statistics Forum identified him as Buena JV Girls Basketball Coach for the 2011 -2012 season.,az)/girls-basketball/previous_seasons.htm.


At the end of the day, it's about the girls.  These young ladies, especially the returning seniors deserve a fair shot to not only compete but excel.  For the seniors, it is their last effort to reach their ultimate goal as a student athlete and get recruited to play at the collegiate level. 

In my opinion DeWayne can get them there, for many girls DeWayne is also their AAU (Amateur Athletic Union) coach and has taken them to NCAA-certified, nationally ranked tournaments throughtout the country. 

Our childen, daughters, friends, aunts, sisters and fellow community members should not bear the burden of an uncommitted coach, or degradation in performance due to the forming, storming, norming and finally (if your lucky) performing cycle of a new team.  Stand behind their commitment to academic and athletic excellence, FORCE Buena to do the right thing and NOT sacrifice our children, force them to select DEWAYNE CARPENTER.


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