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|Coach Sweet addresses rumors|
|Wednesday, July 29, 2009 11:25 AM|
While Duxbury Superintendent of Schools Susan Skeiber has not commented publicly on the reasons for the decision not to renew Sweetâ€™s contract, one of the rumors circulating in town is that Sweetâ€™s decision not to promote three seniors to the varsity team while adding eight freshmen, including his son, was a contributing factor. Sweet stood by his roster moves this week, saying all his cuts were based strictly on the performances at tryouts.
â€œWhoever made varsity made it on merit, period,â€ he said. â€œI take personnel decisions very seriously, but you canâ€™t please everyone. I have to place 90 kids on three different teams and I think [assistant coach Tony Fisher] and I do a pretty good job.â€
Sweet also denied the rumor that his involvement with the Under Armour All-America game showed any player favoritism on his part. Sweet was chosen to coach the North team in the non-sanctioned all-star game, where Hakeem Lecky was Duxburyâ€™s lone representative and captains Quinn Cully, Kyle Gavoni and Jake Harvey were left off the roster. Sweet said he had no control over the roster for the game and that writers at Inside Lacrosse Magazine made most of the selections.
â€œI had zero input on who made that team,â€ he said. â€œI was picked to coach and that was it.â€
Read the latest on the controversy over Coach Sweet's contract here.