Soccer Coach's E-mail Ends In His Resignation

A Massachusetts youth soccer coach told parents in an e-mail his team of 6- and 7-year-old girls would be known as "Green Death," encouraged them to feed their daughters "undercooked red meat" and said "losing is for losers."

Coach Michael Kinahan has since resigned from the Scituate Youth Soccer League. He says he was joking in last week's season-opening e-mail.

League official Chris Park tells the Patriot Ledger of Quincy that Kinahan has a "wry, sarcastic" sense of humor and some parents understood the e-mail's tone. But others didn't and complained.

Kinahan also wrote he would heckle referees, expected players to "bleed a little" and wanted parents to cheer, not sit on the sidelines "sipping mocha-latte-half-caf-chinos."

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  • by ~ALPHA female~ Location: O84P on Apr 4, 2009 at 07:15 PM
    Those parents overreacted... The coach did the right thing when he quit... It's obvious it was a joke, but people need something to cry about all the time.
  • by Tad Location: Jamesville on Apr 4, 2009 at 02:14 AM
    Rob, sounds like you may have some complex issues. Fear of competition leads to failure. Did you always lose or were you just afraid to play the game?
  • by Ben Location: NC on Apr 2, 2009 at 12:47 PM
    Judging from the excerpts pulled from his email, it sounds like some parents need to relax and find their sense of humor. Common sense should rule.
  • by Rob Location: NC on Apr 2, 2009 at 10:22 AM
    Sounds like a typical, narsasstic, sports minded alpha male egomaniac jerk to me.
  • by soccer mom Location: Greenville on Apr 2, 2009 at 10:00 AM
    No matter is he was joking or not, his use of verbage was inappropriate, especially to parents that may not "know" his sense of humor. 6 and 7 yr olds need to play for fun and to learn lessons of teamwork etc.-sounds like what this coach had in mind was far from that! What a moron!
  • by mom Location: nc on Apr 2, 2009 at 07:51 AM
    Maybe he needs to eat raw meat and bleed a little.
  • by LC Location: Eastern NC on Apr 2, 2009 at 07:22 AM
    It would not have taken me long to snatch my daugher off that team!!!These girls are 6 and 7 yr. olds and he said he was joking, well that's not funny!!!

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