Bishop soccer coach: ‘Very disappointed and sad’

Bishop Union High School girls varsity soccer coach Manny Terraza issued this letter:

Dear friends, families, community and supporters:

I would like to say that I am very sorry for what has happened to the girls varsity soccer team. There were some poor decisions made by some of my players. This is a life lesson, unfortunately, but must be learned.

The school had to do the right thing. I wish none of it happened but now we have to live with it. I had no control in what happened and I hope people understand that. I’m very disappointed and sad for what has happened. I  hope we can overcome this and be stronger. I will always do my best to get these girls to strive for the top in football and in life.

Thank you for all of the support this season.  It was a season to dream about but killed by a nightmare.

Thank you
Manny Terraza

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Trouble
Trouble
6 years ago

Manny does a terrific job as a coach and is not responsible at all for this. Parents should know this . They sign a waiver releasing the school of all responsibilities except for allowing them to authorize medical clearance and to send them home if they basically get caught doing… Read more »

Peer pressure
Peer pressure
6 years ago

It is a hard lesson learned, but people I caution you, it is not the end of the world,but if too much pressure is put on this – IT could be.

Concerned Parent
Concerned Parent
6 years ago

It doesn’t sound like he’s taking much responsibility. When you take our children out of town you are responsible for them. Yes they made a choice, but what kind of tone had been set that they would feel so free to behave this way. This wasn’t a rogue member of… Read more »

Charles O. Jones
Charles O. Jones
6 years ago

If he had no control then who did? That said, I don’t think the coach alone should given the entire responsibility for supervising a team of 18 players when they’re staying in a motel. Was there any additional supervision in place?? I don’t know what their system is for ensuring… Read more »

Trouble
Trouble
6 years ago

Charles, your question about who controls ours kids dumb founds me. I sure hope it’s not a government organization.

Charles O. Jones
Charles O. Jones
6 years ago
Reply to  Trouble

Trouble, I used the word “control” because that was the word the coach used. The school should ensure that someone is responsible for supervising student athletes when they travel out of town. I would hope you’d be in favor of school kids being adequately supervised when they’re away from home… Read more »

Trouble
Trouble
6 years ago

Charles, I didn’t mean to beat you up so much on that topic. I have a high school kid and so far he has stayed out of any real trouble. But I can assure you, he would not want to go on any of their high school trips if some… Read more »

Low-Inyo
Low-Inyo
6 years ago

This time,I have to somewhat agree with “Trouble’s ” comment below….to a degree…this day and age,teen-agers always find a way to do the things to get themselves and others in trouble…..you can’t expect one coach to babysit a bunch of kids in a motel 24/7…in this day and age,not all,but… Read more »

Pedro
Pedro
6 years ago

Concerned Parent If your teenaged children don’t know how to conduct themselves while guests outside their home, I’d say they, and you, share most of the responsibility. He’s a coach of young women, not a babysitter. Peer Pressure is right, this is not the end of the world, and these… Read more »

Reality Check
Reality Check
6 years ago
Reply to  Pedro

It is not the school’s job to raise your children and teach them values. That is the job of the parents. To believe otherwise explains the reason they got in trouble. It is not the coach’s job to be a full time 24/7 babysitter for you. If you cannot control… Read more »