((HT: NBC Los Angeles))
La Mirada (CA) High baseball coach Kim Brooks is now on paid administrative leave two days before the Matadores first playoff game because a 17-minute locker room rant surfaced and the language was pretty choice.
There are a lot of f-bombs, pipe bombs, and standard motivation techniques involved. It appears that one of his players recorded it (which took up a boat load of gig space on whatever device was used) and it went viral.
Here's the rant and reaction in part
Here's the full rant- listen and decide for yourself
It was confirmed by the school district that the voice was that of the coach and he admitted to the Whittier newspaper that his language was "inappropriate."
The District released their own statement:
"The Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District has received a copy of a recording of high school teacher, baseball coach, and Athletic Director Thomas Brooks. The District appreciates the serious nature of the content of the recording, and as such is conducting a full investigation into the matter. Pending completion of the investigation, Mr. Brooks will remain on paid administrative leave in order to preserve the integrity of the investigation process."
KCBS-TV's Stacey Butler caught up with the coach's son
So, the question the HQ has is: What do you think about the language a coach uses in a locker room to motivate, and how should he/she motivate his/her players...???