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"Guilbeau said the suspensions were the result of team rules violations. He said the players will remain suspended until he elects to reinstate them."

What a joke. I have heard from so many people that he is an absolute nightmare.
 

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"Guilbeau said the suspensions were the result of team rules violations. He said the players will remain suspended until he elects to reinstate them."

What a joke. I have heard from so many people that he is an absolute nightmare.
Now let me see if I got this right. The guy secures the girls rooms at the Boars Head, so that they can stay safe and don't have to go out in the face of a blizzard and he's a nightmare? Seems more like a coach who cares about his players to me.

The story I read said that they went AWOL! If that's true and I believe it is, they should be suspended!
 

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Where does this article say anything about them staying there for safety or going AWOL? It says that they were seen having a snowball fight at the Corner, which is essentially student central in downtown Charlottesville. That's not exactly drinking or partying.

There are plenty of stories about Guilbeau being a crazy control freak if you ask around, and this sounds like another one to add to the list.
 

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Everyone has stories.... some more true than others. I too have stories about Coach Guilbeau. He is a tough coach with a attitude to match. As a parent of a college tennis player, I respect that. Coach Guilbeau develops players into winners. Student-athletes have a lot of pressure on them as do those that guide them to be successful in their sport and in life. The combination of Troy and Mark is a winning combination on and off the court. The balance they present creates an environment of excellence.

Sacrificing an opportunity to win against SC is a way to teach life long lessons to young ladies that may have not made the best decision in this circumstance. And just maybe because their coach had the guts to do the right thing, they and others that hear about it, may make better decisions in the future.

It is rare that the right decision is the easy decision. But, when your heart and your head are in the same place, you make decisions for the right reasons.

I choose to look at the positives in this program, in this coach and in these amazing young ladies.
 

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"Guilbeau said the suspensions were the result of team rules violations. He said the players will remain suspended until he elects to reinstate them."

What a joke. I have heard from so many people that he is an absolute nightmare.


You have "heard" from so many people. That sounds like you do not have first hand knowledge of this coach. If you did, you would be able to form your own opinion, and then be in a better position to make online comments such as this one.

I "know" that he is like a tough parent that is trying to raise a child to be successful in life. You may not appreciate all of his decisions and choices, you may not like all of his decisions and choices, but when you look back on it you know they came from the right place and you are better because of those decisions and choices.

I "know" that he is respected by many parents and players but not all.
 

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Where does this article say anything about them staying there for safety or going AWOL? It says that they were seen having a snowball fight at the Corner, which is essentially student central in downtown Charlottesville. That's not exactly drinking or partying.

There are plenty of stories about Guilbeau being a crazy control freak if you ask around, and this sounds like another one to add to the list.

The article doesn't contain all of the facts and shame on you for not realizing that there must be more to the story. It is not even logical that he would suspend half of the team for having a snowball fight.

Having control and being a control freak are two different things.

It's not wrong that a coach looks out for the safety of his players and then disciplines them when they break team rules. In fact, it is expected.

Having gone to UVa, I know that the snowball fight on the lawn was within walking distance of the dorms and most apartments surrounding the grounds. Most of the students could get there by foot without risk. I would have been there! However, it is not within walking distance of the Boar's Head where these players were staying.

The team had just won a match and punched their ticket to the National Team Indoors. They were within miles of where they lived. Why would they need to stay overnight? Maybe because it was during the Blizzard of 2016... A State of Emergency and Blizzard Warning was in effect for Charlottesville.

Think about it and then judge for yourself if the article contained all of the facts.

Think about if you would want your daughter on the streets. Walking to the lawn is one thing. Driving to it when your coaches thought you were safe in a hotel is another thing.
 

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Where does this article say anything about them staying there for safety or going AWOL? It says that they were seen having a snowball fight at the Corner, which is essentially student central in downtown Charlottesville. That's not exactly drinking or partying.

There are plenty of stories about Guilbeau being a crazy control freak if you ask around, and this sounds like another one to add to the list.
Oh yeah it takes a juicy story like this to get me back here on this board! :devil:
 

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Haha wow. You really think I'm some sort of fool, don't you? I wouldn't come on here and make things up. I am friends with several former players, and I agree with your point that "he is respected by many parents and players but not all."

I would not come on here and say something like that unless I had heard it directly from people who had experience with him. I do think that he can be an excellent coach for the right type of girl, especially from a pure tennis perspective, but if you look at his record of player attrition, just to start, it's clear that he has a very divisive style.

I also have many family members who live in Charlottesville and have spent a significant amount of time there. I'm not just putting together stuff I read online.

I completely respect your opinion, and you make many valid points, but please don't act like I am some crazy person posting BS, because that is not my style at all. The point of a forum is that people can share their opinions, which I have done based on facts and stories that I have heard DIRECTLY from people who have played for and interacted with Coach Guilbeau. Your first post is very fair, but the other two paint me as some sort of hack, and I find that offensive.
 

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It's obvious this Virginia coach has extreme OCD. All crazy control freaks do and that's why it's really not worth defending them.

There is a mechanism in our brains that assigns a level of importance to everything. For people with extreme OCD this mechanism is kinda thrown out of whack. For example if you came across a $100 bill on the ground you would keep it because your brain tells you it's important. If you came across a napkin on the ground you wouldn't keep it because your brain tells you it's not important. Now imagine if you were transported to an alien planet. How would you tell if something was important or trash? You couldn't and would probably treat everything as very important. People with extreme OCD can't differential between a "no big deal" and a "big deal" so they treat everything as a big deal.

Now it's not the Virginia coaches fault that he was born with extreme OCD. But it's his responsibility to realize that his extreme OCD is impairing his judgement on certain things.

Have you ever seen a show called Extreme Cheapskates? It's interesting to see all the infinite ways extreme OCD can manifest itself.

 

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"Guilbeau said the suspensions were the result of team rules violations. He said the players will remain suspended until he elects to reinstate them."

What a joke. I have heard from so many people that he is an absolute nightmare.
It's not accurate to call it a violation of team rules when in honesty probably not one player on the team and probably not even the assistant coaches would think that this infraction deserves a suspension.

The suspensions were a result of "Tennis Nazi" rules violations. ;)



This is where the Virginia AD needs to step in. The AD needs to tell the head coach look anything tennis related, you are in charge of. But anything discipline related, you have to run it by the AD's office first. The AD's office should have final say on a scale of 1 to 10 how bad an infraction is and what the discipline should be. Because in the extreme OCD brain of the Virginia coach his scale only goes from 8-10. Any infraction is a big infraction to him.
 

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hooatthebeach joined to make those post, so i think either he is the coach or he/she is in love with him
Sorry.... neither. But, I did join to comment on something I felt passionate about. I am a parent of a college tennis player. I have experience with other coaches and other programs as well as knowing most of his current players. I feel I have an unique prospective and felt the need to post an opinion and move things back to a more positive side where it belongs.
 

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It's not accurate to call it a violation of team rules when in honesty probably not one player on the team and probably not even the assistant coaches would think that this infraction deserves a suspension.

The suspensions were a result of "Tennis Nazi" rules violations. ;)



This is where the Virginia AD needs to step in. The AD needs to tell the head coach look anything tennis related, you are in charge of. But anything discipline related, you have to run it by the AD's office first. The AD's office should have final say on a scale of 1 to 10 how bad an infraction is and what the discipline should be. Because in the extreme OCD brain of the Virginia coach his scale only goes from 8-10. Any infraction is a big infraction to him.
I wish that was true, but knowing how other programs handle similar situations, the players knew this was rule and knew they shouldn't have done it. Maybe a suspension is a drastic measure, but maybe we don't know the entire story of what lead up to this extreme measure. I do know of others in other programs that have gotten suspended for less. If the punishment fit the crime may not be up to us to judge without the whole story (which we will never be privy to). We may have to trust that the coaches make decisions for the right reasons.
 

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There you go assuming again. Do some digging:

• FIVE players found a ride to a bar several miles away. Were told not to leave hotel with storm coming and obviously drinking on road frowned upon.
• Were turned in by their own teammates.

Source: East coast administrator

Obviously the kids are gonna claim less than truth publicly and notice the school has backed the coach completely. This was more than a snowball fight.

Hey Gouci, I gotta good deal on a mansion in Laguna for $1. :facepalm::facepalm::facepalm:
 

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I didn't assume anything. I went by this.

Where does this article say anything about them staying there for safety or going AWOL? It says that they were seen having a snowball fight at the Corner, which is essentially student central in downtown Charlottesville. That's not exactly drinking or partying.


Guys beachman jr. (not the infamous Beachman who posted on the women's volleyball board) knows a nice trick. Whenever discipline is served, or players transfer, etc. paperwork has to go through the administrator's office. So make a friend out of an administrator at the conference office or university office and they can find out about the dirty laundry for you.

Big props to beachman jr. :worship::worship::worship:
 
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