Thursday, May 6, 2004
'Crybaby Award' gets coach banned
A New Jersey basketball coach who gave a 13-year-old player a "Crybaby Award" will be banned from coaching, sent to sensitivity training and ordered to make a public apology. Whether the coach loses his job remains to be seen. James Guillen, 24, a third-year special education teacher at the Pleasantville Middle School, had a trophy made up showing an infant atop a pedestal, with a plaque bearing the inscription of player Terrence Philo Jr. and the words "Crybaby Award." . In addition, Guillen will be ordered to hold the banquet again and give Philo the trophy other players received. A veteran teacher also will be assigned to mentor Guillen. The boy's father, Terrence Philo, said he would leave the penalty to school officials.
UK's Cote to transfer
University of Kentucky forward Bernard CotÈ has been granted a release from his scholarship, UK coach Tubby Smith announced Wednesday. The 6-foot-9 Canadian played in 27 games for the Wildcats as a sophomore, averaging 1.4 ppg and 0.4 rpg. "It's been a very tough decision for me to make, but I've decided it's in my best interest to explore other options as far as my basketball career is concerned," CotÈ said.
St Xavier's rally past Moeller on Monday was in the bottom of the seventh inning, not the ninth, as the headline stated.
Also, it was incorrectly reported to the Enquirer for April 25 editions that Mason won B flight in the Greater Cincinnati Tennis Coaches Association Tournament. Moeller won B flight with 185 points; Mason was second with 160.
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