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Jim Black: Time for change with Nevada Union football

Near the end of the 2013 season, I stated my thoughts concerning Nevada Union High School’s Dennis Houlihan not being a good head football coach.

His record is 0-10, 3-7 and 1-7, and the 1-7 likely will be 1-9 at season end.

Those wins were against Division III and IV teams. We have the same outstanding type of young men that Placer, Bear River, River Valley, Colfax and other successful football programs have.

In the past, our young men were 80 percent winners against Division I and II teams and didn’t play lower division level teams.

Houlihan is not a good coach and his factual losing record speaks for itself ­— facts don’t lie. Good head coaches produce good teams and the poor ones don’t. Is he a hard worker, yes! But hard work doesn’t correlate with job ability nor finished product.

It’s time for Houlihan’s tenure as head coach to end. He should resign or be terminated at season end.

His replacement should be a proven leader, one with a winning record and attitude, who understands all the important aspects of coaching and leading a winning football program. To do less would not be fair to the players, students, school and community.

Jim Black


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