We love Coach Stephen Woodson! Bardstown High School forced his resignation unjustly.
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For those that know Stephen Woodson, knows that he is an outstanding person. Even those of you that know him, may not know exactly how much he has impacted those in this community. Specifically, children within the school system. Stevie has always gone above and beyond the expectations of his coaching positions and his employment. As a young man with odds against him, he graduated high school. Later attended Morehead State University, where he graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree, while at the same time was a member of the National Guard. Then he went on to attend Campbellsville University where he attained his Master’s Degree in Special Education.
Stevie is an awesome coach, son, brother, uncle, father, mentor and friend.
The administration of Bardstown High School (via Coach James “Boo” Brewer), has decided to force Stevie’s resignation as Freshman Boys Basketball Head Coach. The initial reasoning given was that he was “too combative with the officials”, out of control” and “did not represent Bardstown well”. How can a person with the background and resume that Stevie has not represent Bardstown well? Have other coaches been released for similar accusations? How did this decision come about? Who initiated the decision? Is there someone in mind for the position? We want answers and we want them NOW!
Superintendent Brent Holsclaw cancelled the meeting he previously agreed to have with concerned parents wanting answers. He claimed to have a family issue and refused to reschedule. That meeting was scheduled for Thursday May 11, 2017 from 2 to 3 p.m
If Stevie has touched your life in some way, please show your support. Sign the petition today.
On the following page you will find a brief background which includes some of the ways he has touched the lives of our youth in the community and in our school systems.
Stephen M.C. Woodson
Graduated Bardstown High School 1998
Graduated Morehead State University 2004
National Guard Army 1998-2004
Homeland Security 2002-2003
Substitute at Bardstown Alternative School for 1 year before Special Education certification received
Buckhorn Boys Home Case Manager
Thomas Nelson High School Special Education
Central Hardin High School Special Education (present employer 4th year)
Little league football program (4 years)
Little league basketball Bardstown 5th and 6th grade boys (2 years)
Bardstown 7th and 8th grade girls (2 years)
Bardstown Freshman Boys Head Coach (About 6 or 7 years)
Boys to Men Program (Josh Payne)
Conducted a boys only lock in featuring guest speakers promoting bullying awareness for middle school boys in 2012.
Member of St. John A.M.E. Zion Church
Recreation Board Member (2 years)
Organized dirt bowl basketball tournaments
Stepped in as a father figure/mentor for several children including stepping in on 8th grade and senior nights, attending sports activities, giving rides to practices and work, and coming out in the middle of the night to pick them up when in trouble.
He deserves our support!
WE LOVE COACH WOODSON!
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