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Here are the emails that Brent and I have exchanged:


To: smconnally@yahoo.com

Mr. Connally, Hello sir how are you? My name is Brent Holmes. I'm a 23 year old player with coaching experience. I have attached my resume and can provide references and more about myself if requested. Thank you for your time, Brent Holmes


Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2001 14:41:35 -0700 (PDT)

From: Sean Connally

Re: Coaching job

To: Shaftlax@aol.com

Dear Brent,

Thanks for responding to our posting. As you may know, we are a new club looking for coaches for the 2001-02 season. We are a club sport so we have to pay for everything. The school will give us around $500 for the year, the rest we have to come up with but that is the way that all lacrosse works on the West coast. Even big schools like Santa Barbara and Arizona have to make their own money.

So far, there are only three people with actual experience, including myself. So your work would be cut out for you. Also, we are a conservative Christian school with rules against drinking, smoking, sex, and cursing. Granted, we are still a bunch of guys that just want to have fun and be competitive. So what I am saying is that, as of now, we cannot offer you any money for the position. Depending on fund raising, we may be able to offer a stipend at the end of the year.

On the positive side, you would be running the show. You would have the burden of training an inexperienced team and helping build the program. If this sounds appealing or you would like to know more, then by all means let us know.

God Bless, Sean Connally


From: Shaftlax@aol.com

To: smconnally@yahoo.com

Dear Sean, Hello!

Sounds like a lot of work, and it sounds good to me. When I started coaching I was the second year of recruiting and coaching for a camp that got nothing but basketball and soccer. We did pretty well for the total lack of experience. I can help with whatever kind of fund raising...and coaching. I have no problem with any of the school rules and can help enforce them, but...I tend to curse when my teams down and has no chance of getting back...But..not in a mean belligerent way more to myself(out loud) not at people...That's not my coaching style...Well, I hope to hear from you... Any info you can provide me with would help, and any I can supply just ask.

Brent Holmes