Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Coaches using their heads

The Clovis News Journal tells us about some coaches who use headshaving as a motivator.
Hair - or lack thereof - has become the perfect motivational tool for Darren Williams and Michael Thomas, coaches at Marshall Junior High School. The two men, similar in height and stature, stumbled upon an incentive for athletic teams at Marshall:

In exchange for good performances, or in preparation for a tough competition, the coaches let team members shave their heads.

"Kids come up and say to us ‘when will we get to shave your head.’ It’s that little extra incentive - being younger kids, they think it’s neat," said Williams, who also teaches science at Marshall Junior High.
I know a coach or two from my junior high and high school days that I would have enjoyed seeing bald. It probably would have been enough to get some extra effort out of me.

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