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@espola makes valued points here @baldref. @Frank even pointed out that it was a correct criticism. I've learned a lot from you @espola. We need truth and not gossip about crazy ass coaches who make up to $200,000 a year plus bonuses, trips and perks and hold some, not all use it to hold power over ones head.
I've got no issue if a guy figures out a way to legally make a good living. If someone figures out how to run a soccer program to make a few hundred grand - Good for him. But for those that make that much, it seems that it's a short term proposition and the well can run dry pretty quick. Coaching multiple teams, always recruiting kids, dealing with parents, spending all of your weekends at silverlakes- Not an easy way to make a buck.
 
What prompted you to make that claim?
I was told by a few folks what the top DA Docs who also happen to coach a few teams get paid. D1 college coaches are coming over to club and folks are flying over hear in droves from other parts of the world to get in on the action. I agree with Coach Buck that if you can make that kind of jack dealing will all of us, go for it. This college access stuff is big money whether you earn it legally or shady and even sometimes illegal.
Some dad in Laguna got 9 months in prison for paying $850,000 to that Singer middleman dude so his kids could go to SC and row row thier boat to a degree and social status. He got caught and is very sorry for his sins.
Hodge, the former chief executive of bond giant Pimco, acknowledged paying $525,000 to have his daughter and son admitted to USC as phony soccer and football recruits. Hodge said in a statement that he took “full and complete responsibility” for his crimes and apologized to his family and “deserving college students who may have been adversely impacted by this process.”
“I acted out of love for my children,” he said, “but I know that this explanation for my actions is not an excuse.”
 
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And let's not forget these two:
Janavs, a Newport Coast resident whose family developed the Hot Pocket sandwich and infused UC Irvine’s business school in 2005 with a $30-million donation, said she paid Singer $100,000 to fix ACT exams for her two daughters, and agreed to pay an additional $200,000 to have her older daughter admitted to USC as a fake beach volleyball recruit.
In another boost to the government’s case, Fox, a Texas youth sports coach whom prosecutors described as a middleman for Singer, will plead guilty to conspiracy to commit racketeering and cooperate with prosecutors, according to court papers unsealed Monday.
Its bigger business then I ever thought it was. Even coach Hologan said this is all about one thing, the college deal. I dont believe all the apples are bad. In Fact, I think only a very small % are bad apples fallen from bad trees. I feel bad for the good coaches who dont lie and cheat to get ahead in life. It's hard to compete with cheaters. When I was a little kid and the head banker in monopoly, I somehow always won against my brothers and sisters.
 
Gonna go on a bit of a tangent here- But if Daddy and Mommy aremaking multiple millions per year with Hot Pockets, starring on TV shows or running the bond world at PIMCO- why does it matter where your spoiled kids go to college? A 2 year degree at saddleback coupled with another 2 years at Cal-Poly Pomona and you'll come out working for one of your dad's connections anyway. Or just live off of the trust fund. If your kid has all of the advantages (and probably all of the problems) of growing up super wealthy, but they aren't able to get good enough grades to get into college.. no amount of "donation" is likely to make them a responsible adult after 4 years running around between parties in downtown LA in a new Porsche.
 

ToonArmy

SILVER ELITE
Gonna go on a bit of a tangent here- But if Daddy and Mommy aremaking multiple millions per year with Hot Pockets, starring on TV shows or running the bond world at PIMCO- why does it matter where your spoiled kids go to college? A 2 year degree at saddleback coupled with another 2 years at Cal-Poly Pomona and you'll come out working for one of your dad's connections anyway. Or just live off of the trust fund. If your kid has all of the advantages (and probably all of the problems) of growing up super wealthy, but they aren't able to get good enough grades to get into college.. no amount of "donation" is likely to make them a responsible adult after 4 years running around between parties in downtown LA in a new Porsche.
For "status" so they can say look at my smart kid. Kinda like half the parents with DA ECNL "look at my kid better at soccer than yours"
 
Makes sense for an Ivy or a Stanford. But for usc or ucla? Good schools. But not jaw dropping, make your friends jealous kind of places.
 
I never knew how important status is for parents. Hot Pocket mom's family gave $30,000,000 to UCI. She got a huge discount from Singer too. My old roommate loved those hot pockets after he was drinking. He would eat two a night and always burn the roof of his mouth. Nasty food but who am I to judge what one buys and eats :)
 
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And let's not forget these two:
Janavs, a Newport Coast resident whose family developed the Hot Pocket sandwich and infused UC Irvine’s business school in 2005 with a $30-million donation, said she paid Singer $100,000 to fix ACT exams for her two daughters, and agreed to pay an additional $200,000 to have her older daughter admitted to USC as a fake beach volleyball recruit.
In another boost to the government’s case, Fox, a Texas youth sports coach whom prosecutors described as a middleman for Singer, will plead guilty to conspiracy to commit racketeering and cooperate with prosecutors, according to court papers unsealed Monday.
Its bigger business then I ever thought it was. Even coach Hologan said this is all about one thing, the college deal. I dont believe all the apples are bad. In Fact, I think only a very small % are bad apples fallen from bad trees. I feel bad for the good coaches who dont lie and cheat to get ahead in life. It's hard to compete with cheaters. When I was a little kid and the head banker in monopoly, I somehow always won against my brothers and sisters.
It's interesting that the middleman Singer had his own middlemen in youth coaches. I think their is way more information Mr Singer has. You can;t tell me his only middleman was in Texas, please...........I think more is coming everyone.
 
keep fooling yourself. everyone else can see what you post.

and you're not significant enough for me to not like you. i do enjoy pointing out what a buffoon you are though.
Then you shouldn't have any trouble pointing out some actual examples of my being a buffoon.
 

StrikerOC

SILVER ELITE
That was his weekend spot to to pick up on the ladies and hit the sauce after his DA games. Would see him there decked out in the ALBION monkey suit before I went to watch the ponies run at Delmar. I’ve seen him with a few other ALBION track suits over there.
You sound really bitter and kinda petty
 
Not bitter or petty. Curious what happened? When asked a question I answered about a Bar/restaurant. It’s embarrassing to see a coach getting sauced up, dressed in their club gear especially when NG preaches PROFESSIONALISM. Sets a great example for players and families maybe having a meal at the same place.
I think ALBION averages 2-3 coaches a year that leave, get fired, etc. Remember a few years ago they had a coach that was accused of improper texting of a minor and they covered it up until it came out on the ABC news. Then had to go into crisis mode, because he was accused of the same thing 10 years earlier.


You sound really bitter and kinda petty
 
Not bitter or petty. Curious what happened? When asked a question I answered about a Bar/restaurant. It’s embarrassing to see a coach getting sauced up, dressed in their club gear especially when NG preaches PROFESSIONALISM. Sets a great example for players and families maybe having a meal at the same place.
I think ALBION averages 2-3 coaches a year that leave, get fired, etc. Remember a few years ago they had a coach that was accused of improper texting of a minor and they covered it up until it came out on the ABC news. Then had to go into crisis mode, because he was accused of the same thing 10 years earlier.
I thought the same thing a few years ago. I guess as long as some parents with all the power get what they want they will be ok with some Docs life style. It's so embarrassing and scary all in one. I'm embarrassed by those who turn a blind eye and I'm scared for the girls. My girl would scratch the eyes out of weirdo and kick him in the balls if anyone tried something on her. She will fight to the end........
 

StrikerOC

SILVER ELITE
I thought the same thing a few years ago. I guess as long as some parents with all the power get what they want they will be ok with some Docs life style. It's so embarrassing and scary all in one. I'm embarrassed by those who turn a blind eye and I'm scared for the girls. My girl would scratch the eyes out of weirdo and kick him in the balls if anyone tried something on her. She will fight to the end........
Unless you all have specifics about this coach, this comes across petty. Did he harm any of the girls in any way? If you have a personal beef that is one thing but complaining about what a coach does outside of soccer is weak. Grown men are allowed to go to bars and drink. I will apologize if I missed a specific event in which a child was harmed but complaining about a club that has coaching turnover (they all do) or a coach grabbing a drink during his own time is petty.
 
Unless you all have specifics about this coach, this comes across petty. Did he harm any of the girls in any way? If you have a personal beef that is one thing but complaining about what a coach does outside of soccer is weak. Grown men are allowed to go to bars and drink. I will apologize if I missed a specific event in which a child was harmed but complaining about a club that has coaching turnover (they all do) or a coach grabbing a drink during his own time is petty.
I agree. I will stop with the petty stuff and adults can be adults. Lets try and all do a little better. My bad.
 
Have come to find out from an Albion parent that PH was escorted off a flight after DA showcase, and that the boys side of Albion is in complete disarray, and the girls teams are the only thing keeping the money stream going. Was told that it’s been headed down hill ever since they lost their college director a year ago and the girl they put in his place has no idea what’s she’s doing. All the while NG sits back collects checks looking out from his overpriced La Jolla office window. Wonder how much time they spent removing all the puma logos from pictures on their website with their new capelli contract and leaving soccerloco. I thought that Jeff Hughes was a puma rep..?
I guess he needed to find another rich person to fund his amateur team or as he would call it PRO pathway. Now he gets to sit at mission bay high school and look up at the hill at USL SD Loyal where there is a real pro team, pro coach & staff, pro owners, and players and wonder what it must be like in the castle.
 
Have come to find out from an Albion parent that PH was escorted off a flight after DA showcase, and that the boys side of Albion is in complete disarray, and the girls teams are the only thing keeping the money stream going. Was told that it’s been headed down hill ever since they lost their college director a year ago and the girl they put in his place has no idea what’s she’s doing. All the while NG sits back collects checks looking out from his overpriced La Jolla office window. Wonder how much time they spent removing all the puma logos from pictures on their website with their new capelli contract and leaving soccerloco. I thought that Jeff Hughes was a puma rep..?
I guess he needed to find another rich person to fund his amateur team or as he would call it PRO pathway. Now he gets to sit at mission bay high school and look up at the hill at USL SD Loyal where there is a real pro team, pro coach & staff, pro owners, and players and wonder what it must be like in the castle.
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Have come to find out from an Albion parent that PH was escorted off a flight after DA showcase, and that the boys side of Albion is in complete disarray, and the girls teams are the only thing keeping the money stream going. Was told that it’s been headed down hill ever since they lost their college director a year ago and the girl they put in his place has no idea what’s she’s doing. All the while NG sits back collects checks looking out from his overpriced La Jolla office window. Wonder how much time they spent removing all the puma logos from pictures on their website with their new capelli contract and leaving soccerloco. I thought that Jeff Hughes was a puma rep..?
I guess he needed to find another rich person to fund his amateur team or as he would call it PRO pathway. Now he gets to sit at mission bay high school and look up at the hill at USL SD Loyal where there is a real pro team, pro coach & staff, pro owners, and players and wonder what it must be like in the castle.
You mean this guy?
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