Open apology to all girls' varsity parents and players:
As I was driving home, I reflected on how I acted after the game. My message was to keep a clean head, not get frustrated to the point of anger, and to just play your game.
As a coach, on my side, that translates to: speak with wisdom, not vice, use my frustration to attempt to help fix any issues both the coaching staff and athletes are having, and to act like a professional.
I pride myself on having a very level head and finishing after game talks leaving the girls motivated. However, tonight I did what I asked every athlete not to do and that is get frustrated to the point of anger. This anger came out using verbiage I generally do not use, especially in front of student-athletes. I did not act like a professional. I did not act like a coach ending his third regular season. This is completely on me and I apologize.
Parents: You deserve a better role model for your children. I know this and I understand. I feel terrible I lost it to the point I did and I can assure you this will never happen again. I'm sure I lost the respect of many of y'all tonight I worked so hard to gain, but I plan on working just as hard to gain it back.
Athletes: How I acted tonight was a perfect example of how you should not act when you go out into the "real world." I was blinded by frustration and instead of talking at all, I should have made the decision to wait until tomorrow to discuss my feelings about this game. Had I done that, you would have heard the same message in a much different tone. Learn from my mistake and don't do what I did.
I also want to apologize to the coaches who work tirelessly alongside me for representing our coaching staff in such an insensitive and uneducated way. All three of us know how we should act and I was out of line completely.
Once again, I am sorry for how I acted. I can guarantee you it will not happen again. Athletes aren't the only ones who learn from their mistakes - coaches do as well. Reflecting on that talk all the way home forced me to recognize and learn from my mistakes tonight and I sincerely apologize.