The only way for Mooney to survive another 5 years, 10 at the latest, was to move. Staying would assure that not enough tuition paying students would be attending to meet the bills, let alone offset the scholarship (?) students.
Simple economics drove the organizing of quite a few alumni who really do care to see the school continue. It has nothing to do with with elite or wealthy - only that fewer and fewer would choose to send their children to the school as it is now and that alone would close the place
September 4, 2013 at 8:33 p.m.
yes, interesting isn't it given that there is no scientific validity for testing student athletes why not extend the same "courtesy" to the staff ? Who gets hired without a drug test these days anyway ?
August 7, 2013 at 12:40 p.m.
were the new hires drug tested?
August 6, 2013 at 10:39 a.m.
endthismess: The policy will do nothing to change behaviors in the long term while actually INCREASING high risk behaviors in a sub-segment of the target population. That is not my opinion, that is the outcome of numerous studies over the twenty years these programs have been in existence. There may well be other positive intangibles but On the other hand not one study has been published in a high quality journal that demonstrated changed behaviors after the season. So, I ask, what IS the point ?
July 17, 2013 at 2:16 p.m.
It's unfortunate that the families will have to waste their money on such a mis-informed program. The vendor has for profit programs all over the state yet the science and every study ever done on suspicionless student athlete drug testing demonstrates no lasting effect, a return to previous drug use levels and even an increase in high risk behaviors and drug use among those marginal participants who will now opt out of sports participation. Well intentioned but foolish and wasteful. Did no one look at the facts ?
July 17, 2013 at 9:11 a.m.
Zoldan is the direct cause of the failure - the demise of the IZ can be traced back directly to his own very poor business and management decision especially the firing of the one manager/ wife team who was single handedly responsible for growing youth hockey to over 300 participants in learn to play and some SIXTEEN in house teams AND three or four TRAVEL teams.
In addition he was supportive of the FIgure Skating programs- another large number of participants with first rate coaches, let alone the public skating.
After the unbelievable poor decision to cut sch a successful management team loose over a few paltry dollars - horse feed- the very next season saw a complete and utter collapse of the Ice Zone from which it has never recovered. families left in droves over the poor new management or lack thereof.
THose of us who were there know the truth. ANd where is the community philanthropy of Zoldan? Give it to the township to run properly - turf the one side for indoor soccer, softball, lacrosse, etc etc - all of which could ahve been paying dollars the last two years on the shuttered side. Stupid !
Mr. Zoldan has a chance to step up for is community as have the Larricia's, DeBartolo's, Cafaro's, Smith's James' and the other philanthropists of the community.
I'm not holding my breath but it's not the community's fault we don't care about the Phantoms but DO enjoy skating. The two have nothing to do with each other. What a stupid situation !
April 15, 2013 at 11:37 a.m.
Apart from demonstrating your ignorance of the events of that night ( so from your vantage point the ref should have stopped the fight ? ) and the game of boxing in general, you have missed the point of the book and the man entirely.Congrats.
September 30, 2012 at 11:27 a.m.
Idiot ? ..and you would back down from the pond scum and run with your tail between your legs I suppose. I guess Defend Youngstown is a notion foreign to you then Dave. Sad.
August 16, 2012 at 9:59 a.m.
move and while their at it; increase the tuition to hire great teachers focusing on strong academic excellence.
So Many parents in this region are desperate for a strong academic school and are willing to pay for it. Maybe not many of the old Alumni but that was then and this is now, science, math and scholarship are the new football.Make it a school worth going to for something more than a football jacket.
August 12, 2012 at 10:06 a.m.