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Cabot Boys Open as Coach Bridges Retires
« on: May 10, 2018, 05:20:43 pm »
Should be a good destination job for someone.

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Re: Cabot Boys Open as Coach Bridges Retires
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2018, 09:12:00 pm »
Should be a good destination job for someone.

He was a good one. I would expect some good applicants for this, too. He really built that program.

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Re: Cabot Boys Open as Coach Bridges Retires
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2018, 07:12:16 am »
Bridges was a legend . Whoever replaces him has big shoes to fill.

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Re: Cabot Boys Open as Coach Bridges Retires
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2018, 10:59:17 am »
Bridges was the right guy for that job and did an amazing job.  Whomever gets this job will need to have a vision for how to win in the toughest basketball league in the state.

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Re: Cabot Boys Open as Coach Bridges Retires
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2018, 11:30:09 am »
No way 7A Central is toughest bball conference!

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Re: Cabot Boys Open as Coach Bridges Retires
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2018, 12:45:03 pm »
No way 7A Central is toughest bball conference!

And which one do you think is?

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Re: Cabot Boys Open as Coach Bridges Retires
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2018, 06:34:34 pm »
5A Central, then 6A East

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Re: Cabot Boys Open as Coach Bridges Retires
« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2018, 03:16:39 pm »
I will be very shocked if Lee Wimberley is not hired to replace Bridges. 

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Re: Cabot Boys Open as Coach Bridges Retires
« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2018, 03:25:53 pm »
No offense, but hope you're shocked.

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Re: Cabot Boys Open as Coach Bridges Retires
« Reply #9 on: May 21, 2018, 03:05:17 pm »
None taken.  Everyone has opinions.  I only say this because of his relationship with Bridges and his familiarity with Cabot.  He's a good coach and his kids work their tails off for him.  I know his knock is his lack of success in the state tournament.  Cabot should have their pick with who they want.  Bill Taylor & Scott Bowlin are two names that come to mind outside of Wimberley.  Micah Marsh would have been as well but he is back at Episcopal.

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Re: Cabot Boys Open as Coach Bridges Retires
« Reply #10 on: May 21, 2018, 03:30:05 pm »
I just don't understand why Wimberly for every job?

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« Reply #11 on: May 21, 2018, 03:54:05 pm »
I just don't understand why Wimberly for every job?

Every job? What job has he been associated with other than Cabot?  Someone said he applied for Star City but that was false.  He wouldn't leave Manila for anywhere other than Cabot.  He'll get an interview there I guarantee it. 

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Re: Cabot Boys Open as Coach Bridges Retires
« Reply #12 on: May 21, 2018, 09:19:34 pm »
Taylor or Bowlin would be bigger shocker than Wimberley.

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Re: Cabot Boys Open as Coach Bridges Retires
« Reply #13 on: May 21, 2018, 09:21:25 pm »
Also, tell me more about this interview guarantee. Who else is getting an interview?

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Re: Cabot Boys Open as Coach Bridges Retires
« Reply #14 on: May 21, 2018, 09:31:19 pm »
Every job? What job has he been associated with other than Cabot?  Someone said he applied for Star City but that was false.  He wouldn't leave Manila for anywhere other than Cabot.  He'll get an interview there I guarantee it.

Every good job that comes open someone posts how Wimberly would be a great hire. No one has yet to tell me why he is such a great coach.

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Re: Cabot Boys Open as Coach Bridges Retires
« Reply #15 on: May 22, 2018, 11:16:47 am »
Every good job that comes open someone posts how Wimberly would be a great hire. No one has yet to tell me why he is such a great coach.

I've seen one post about him being good for GCT but that job was never available.  Someone said Star City but that wasn't true.  Only other one I've heard his name with is this one. 

Everyone has their suggestions on what great is.  Some think Buster Campbell is great just because hes won a lot of games without winning anything really.  Some say Bobby Gross is great even though he acts like a child on the sideline and can only coach one aspect of the game while winning 1 title.  Wes Swift could be considered great but he also has had unbelievable atheltic talent over his career.  Johnny Taylor could be great but he clearly chases talent with as many jobs as hes had.  Brad Brannen has won what seems like 20 titles but his knock is "well its just 1A."  Hutchcraft recruits so he must not be great.  Bill Taylor gets arrested and wines so he must not be great either.  Middlebrooks had Austin Reaves score 100 ppg so he's not that good. 

My point is this... just because someone else or a group of people thinks a coach is great doesn't mean they are or are not.  For myself, if the players on your team play their tail off for you, want to play for you, enjoy being on your team, then you are a great coach.  Very few of those guys in this state or anywhere for that matter. 

I personally think Wimberley is a great coach.  He's coach at 3A, 5A, 7A.  Won a couple regional titles at Manila.  Beaten some good teams on the road at Manila.  All while not exactly having the flashiest, most dominate talent.  He would be an excellent choice to follow Bridges at Cabot.  You may not think so but some folks at Cabot do.  I dont know of anyone else interviewing or if Wimberley will be hired.  But he will interview and have a shot at the job.  And if offered, he will take it. 

Apologize for the rant.  No disrespect.  Just my opinion.     

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Re: Cabot Boys Open as Coach Bridges Retires
« Reply #16 on: May 22, 2018, 12:38:48 pm »
Very well said Informant. All coaches coach different and have success in various ways. Itís all the eye of the beholder, but if kids play hard and you get the most out of what you have then I would consider that person a good coach.

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Re: Cabot Boys Open as Coach Bridges Retires
« Reply #17 on: May 22, 2018, 02:49:06 pm »
Heard there were 4 on original want list and at least 2 are still in play.

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Re: Cabot Boys Open as Coach Bridges Retires
« Reply #18 on: May 23, 2018, 11:47:24 am »
Cabot is interviewing this week.  Wimberley will be one with an interview.  Not sure on the other.  We should know something by next Tuesday at the latest on this. 

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Re: Cabot Boys Open as Coach Bridges Retires
« Reply #19 on: May 24, 2018, 09:49:27 am »
Cabot is interviewing this week.  Wimberley will be one with an interview.  Not sure on the other.  We should know something by next Tuesday at the latest on this.
Tuesday? So who all has interviewed? Do tell...

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Re: Cabot Boys Open as Coach Bridges Retires
« Reply #20 on: May 24, 2018, 09:40:00 pm »
I've seen one post about him being good for GCT but that job was never available.  Someone said Star City but that wasn't true.  Only other one I've heard his name with is this one. 

Everyone has their suggestions on what great is.  Some think Buster Campbell is great just because hes won a lot of games without winning anything really.  Some say Bobby Gross is great even though he acts like a child on the sideline and can only coach one aspect of the game while winning 1 title.  Wes Swift could be considered great but he also has had unbelievable atheltic talent over his career.  Johnny Taylor could be great but he clearly chases talent with as many jobs as hes had.  Brad Brannen has won what seems like 20 titles but his knock is "well its just 1A."  Hutchcraft recruits so he must not be great.  Bill Taylor gets arrested and wines so he must not be great either.  Middlebrooks had Austin Reaves score 100 ppg so he's not that good. 

My point is this... just because someone else or a group of people thinks a coach is great doesn't mean they are or are not.  For myself, if the players on your team play their tail off for you, want to play for you, enjoy being on your team, then you are a great coach.  Very few of those guys in this state or anywhere for that matter. 

I personally think Wimberley is a great coach.  He's coach at 3A, 5A, 7A.  Won a couple regional titles at Manila.  Beaten some good teams on the road at Manila.  All while not exactly having the flashiest, most dominate talent.  He would be an excellent choice to follow Bridges at Cabot.  You may not think so but some folks at Cabot do.  I dont know of anyone else interviewing or if Wimberley will be hired.  But he will interview and have a shot at the job.  And if offered, he will take it. 

Apologize for the rant.  No disrespect.  Just my opinion.   

Just curious since you seem to be in the know...any truth to the rumor that Wimberley is interested in Vilonia?

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Re: Cabot Boys Open as Coach Bridges Retires
« Reply #21 on: May 24, 2018, 10:37:58 pm »
Just curious since you seem to be in the know...any truth to the rumor that Wimberley is interested in Vilonia?

I was wandering the same thing. If he is interested in Vilonia they better snatch him up. Heís a great coach that every school should want!!

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Re: Cabot Boys Open as Coach Bridges Retires
« Reply #22 on: May 25, 2018, 09:32:33 pm »
This is Wimberley, I love my job at Manila. Cabot is an incredible job for anyone but so is Manila. Fann07, I ask the same question all the time. 🤷🏼‍♂️🤷🏼‍♂️ I coach my kids hard and demand they respect the game. Cabot will hire the right person for their position. I have children in Searcy so itís a long drive from Manila but one Iíve been making for 6 years, tonight was one of those, and Iíll continue to make happily while employed by MHS. Btw, we have been to quarter-finals last two years Informant and lost with 2.7 sec this year, no one wants to win in post season more than I do for my boys.
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