Frauds and Fakes

TAGS: fraud, fake, angry coach, coach

If you know me personally, you know I tend to go off from time to time about the hypocrisy in the fitness industry -- in terms of who gets "credit" for the way certain athletes perform. Yes, I know it's a business, and yes, I know people need to market themselves and make money, but sometimes things get a little out of hand.

A perfect example is a guy I coached with for a few years at the high school. This guy came to us with very little experience, and our AD basically gave him a job because he was enthusiastic had some decent playing experience, and looked like a guy we could work with. He left after a year and went to coach at a college, which didn't end well for him, so he came back -- and was allowed to come back on our staff.

Then, after another year, he left again, this time for another college job. This morning, I was dicking around on the computer and looked to see how he was doing. On his team's website, they have bios for all the coaches, and on his, I read that he's claiming to have done MY job. Literally.

Now, I've been the head strength and conditioning coach at this school for nearly ten years. For ZERO PAY, because I was not a teacher at the school and was a volunteer with a "real" job. I installed all the programming, I taught the kids how to lift, I requisitioned and ordered most of the equipment for the weight room, and I still consult with our guys who play in college (which basically entails them coming to me on Facebook at 3 in the morning asking for programs).

This guy is a little 5'7" pud who, whenever I wasn't there, made a room full of kids do wide-leg reverse curls (sorry...hang cleans) while yelling "EXPLODE!!!" at the top of his lungs, and yet I'm now led to believe that he somehow used ten years of MY work to help him land a college job, and yes, I'm pretty pissed about it.

If anyone has any experience with this type of thing -- people bullshitting on resumes or taking credit for other people's work -- I'd love to hear about it, because it seems to be a f-ing epidemic in this business.

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