Huntingdon College (motto: "Faith, Wisdom, Service") men's golf coach Matt Mahanic doesn't have the artistry of Lasorda on Bevacqua, or Lasorda's vast and diverse body of work**, or even the staying power of Shelly Dankert's 24 minute election meltdown, but in the world of college golf this has to go down as the epic rant from an NCAA van driver college coach.
Even better, Mahanic's venting followed a 12th place finish, was recorded, then emailed, then forwarded around until Deadspin got a copy.
Barry Petchesky reports and translates a few highlights, though there are many not mentioned as well.
Oh, and you might want to listen to this one with headphones to spare those around you. But be warned, they will want to know what you're laughing at!
**Machanic didn't make it through the day Friday. For Immediate Friday News Dump:
Huntingdon College President J. Cameron West announced today that the College's director of golf, Matt Mahanic, has been dismissed, effective immediately.
"As a member of Division III of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, we adhere to the principles expressed in the NCAA Bylaws," said West. "To quote the Bylaws, 'Individuals employed by or associated with a member institution to administer, conduct, or coach intercollegiate athletics shall act with ... sportsmanship at all times so that intercollegiate athletics as a whole, their institutions and they, as individuals, represent the honor and dignity of fair play and the generally recognized high standards associated with wholesome competitive sports.'"
Huntingdon College, grounded in the Judeo-Christian tradition of the United Methodist Church, is committed to nurturing growth in faith, wisdom, and service and to graduating individuals prepared to succeed in a rapidly changing world.