Monday, June 7, 2010

East Meck girls basketball coach Brady Monismith resigns

East Mecklenburg girls basketball coach Brady Monismith has resigned. He said this has been planned for awhile.

“My wife was pregnant last July,” he said, “and I told my AD and principal at the beginning of the school year that this was probably going to be it for me, because I wanted to go to grad school and take time with my family and be a good Dad.”

Monismith will remain at East Mecklenburg as a health and PE teacher, Eagles athletics director Ec Little said.

East hopes to name a replacement by the end of the month.

Monismith, 30, coached at East Meck for six years. His team made two Western Regional championship appearances and played in the N.C. 4A state semifinals last season.

“I’ve already applied at Wingate for (the masters in) adminsitration,” Monismith said. “But I could see myself getting back into coaching but I don’t know when or in what regard.”

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

WOW, didn't see this coming! He is a great coach that knows a lot about the game and will be missed. He got the most out of the talent he had and even competed with the University of Butler. Good luck to you coach!

Anonymous said...

Something isn't right here,,very odd

Anonymous said...

Adminsitration must be unique to Wingate, however advanced degrees are no longer necessary in CMS.

Anonymous said...

The wheels at East are falling off. No head football coach and it's middle of June. Hello, Hello, is there anyone there? A new AD maybe in order. Where is EAGLES nation?

Anonymous said...

HMMM? Get the Butler Coach fired, then resign? When the talent leaves coaches leave. Now where should those gorls go to school?

Anonymous said...

FUNNY BIZNESS!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I happen to know that he planned on leaving at least 2 months before the Butler coach was caught cheating. The 2 are events are not related in any way. He wants to spend time with his new son and his wife. Coaching is very time consuming and I think this was a great decision on his part.

Anonymous said...

Well if he knew he was going to resign, then he also knew what was going on at EM. Why wouldn't you want what's best for your players? EM is going to have ahard time filling that position given the current state of CMS..just look at theor football situation. Why wouldn't he want to see his girls go to a school that has an established coach and winning tradition? true the Butler coach was wrong and punished for her actions. But the ones that really suffer are HIS players that coaches CARE are supposed to care about. Not defending Butler but I just don't understand why he wouldn't look the other way for the benefit of the players

Anonymous said...

Because these same players were trying to leave him. They are out trying to transfer and are being recruited by Butler. These are the same players that the coach should stick around for?

Anonymous said...

These 14,15,16 year olds were trying to leave him. Give me a break, these kids probably were aware of the instability taking place. If you care about the kids communicate your intentions to them not just the AD. I know a lot of this would not have taken place if parties were communicated with regarding intentions of all.

Anonymous said...

I dont really even know him but I've seen him coach. If he was such a great coach then why would he leave when there was speculation about some players transferring?

Anonymous said...

Read the article, he was leaving before the season started. Why would he make this up? Did he make up having a child and about going back to school as well?

He probably did tell his players. Where did you read that he told his AD and not his players? I must have missed that part, I am getting old and my eyes are bad I guess. Tell the parents to communicate and not go behind your back. Great lesson for these kids to learn from their lovely parents.

Anonymous said...

OK. Well if he told his players why would they not look into going to another school. I know you would like to have it both ways. The coach can quit on them but they should not look to do what would be in their best interest. This mentality speaks for itself.

Anonymous said...

Why should they not look elsewhere? Because they are in HIGH SCHOOL, this isn't college. Where you live is where you go to school and now parents are talking about moving to get their child in a bball school. Parents telling their child, "when things go bad or you're not happy, just pack up and move". This is not college or the pros my friend, WAKE UP!

Anonymous said...

A school where teachers and students and coaches are either leaving or being reassigned by CMS not the parents or the players doing this but CMS. The administration not knowing what is taking place or what CMS would do next. You apparently are young and naive if you think parents would not look into finding a more stable situation. I guarantee you that students who do not play sports were and are doing the same. You think you know but you know nothing that I would BET you.

Anonymous said...

After seeing the style of coaching and the mockery he made of last year's post season tournament, I would not let my child play for him anyway.

Allowing players to hold up the Number 1 sign while shaking the opponent's hands following a 30 point LOSS is absurd! Losing a conference championship on purpose is absurd! Allowing kids to clown around on the bench in a 30 point loss in a championship is absurd!

That is why he was not celebrating a state championship last year.