Here’s another “she said/she said”… A cheerleading coach in Cypress, TX went on a rant, screaming at her girls: “Who do you think you all are? Highfalutin Heifers! You can just come and go as you please!” There was more to the rant, but that is the “controversial” part.
And, of course, she’s been removed as the cheer coach. The father of the girl who made the recording is pursuing the issue, and wants her fired.
What gets me is this… it seems, by the way the father and others are reacting (listening, this morning, to a Houston radio station), there is no problem with the coach screaming at the girls. The problem comes because she called the girls “heifers”.
I get that calling a bunch of girls “heifers” is probably not the best teaching method out there. But as a parent, I get that sometimes you need to motivate athletes, and teams, and sometimes that motivation comes in the form of not-so-nice words. My problem, honestly, would be with the entire rant. Especially if this was a regular thing.
I also get that high school kids – especially girls – often act entitled and snobbish, thinking that the world revolves around them. So I understand the frustration that a coach would feel if her girls were acting that way, and judging by the beginning of the rant, “Didn’t I tell you you’re back on the team? And you’re going to give me that? Why don’t you think about something? …Y’all don’t have a mortgage, you get away with crap” – I’d say that was part of the problem.
But it’s the coach who is being disciplined hard, because she injured the self-esteem of the girls by calling them “heifers”. The girl who recorded the rant got two days suspension because the rant ended up on Twitter, but there is no word about what the cheerleaders did to trigger this episode.
Personally, I’m not ready to hang the coach, and if I were at that school, I’d like to know the entire story. How about you?