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Utah coach is been forced out of his job because he gave school too much money
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Utah coach Scott Cate is barred simply because he gave school too much money


http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/highschool-prep-rally/utah-coach-scott-cate-barred-simply-because-gave-130343267.html



In a bizarre turn of events, a Utah football coach has been forced out of his job in essence because he gave too much of his own money to the school at which he served as a volunteer coach.

Longtime Cottonwood assistant coach Scott Cate — Deseret NewsLongtime Cottonwood assistant coach Scott Cate — Deseret News

As reported by the Salt Lake Tribune, Cottonwood (Utah) High football offensive coordinator Scott Cate was forced out of his position by a new Granite School District rule that prohibits donors from coaching any athletic teams at the schools to which they gave. The bizarre regulation essentially punishes Cate, who was a long-serving volunteer at Cottonwood in a variety of different roles after selling a self-founded telecommunications company.

If you're wondering why the school made the decision in the first place, look no further than the district's new donations policy which, according to the Salt Lake Tribune, "stems from state audits into high-profile high school football programs and is aimed at creating more transparency in donations." The policy is supposedly going in place later in July.

There was certainly no question that the new regulations were designed with Cate in mind. The press release put out by the district about the new rules specifically mentioned Cate and his past donations, and optimistically envisioned seeing him cheering in the stands this fall.

By his own admission, Cate has donated some $4 million worth of capital projects toward the Cottonwood football program, funding a new turf field, weight room and press box, among other initiatives. The coach began his long-term affiliation with the school when his children played for the Cougars, but continued after they graduated and went on to collegiate careers; his final son, Alex, was a quarterback who graduated from Cottonwood in 2006 and went on to play at Oklahoma State.

A star collegiate quarterback at Utah himself, Cate was expected to design the Cottonwood offense for the top recruit in the state of Utah in fall 2012. Cooper Bateman, an Alabama-commit, was expected to thrive in Cate's potent offensive sets, which have helped Cottonwood emerge as a perennial powerhouse in the Beehive State.

Now Cate is looking for some way to contribute somewhere, all but ensuring that the hours and money he has pumped into Cottonwood will dry up overnight.

"I'll go somewhere else where they don't have this rule," Cate told the Tribune. "The 'Cate Rule,' or something. Maybe I'll start a quarterback school, or I'll go to another district."
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Posted 7/3/12
Leave it to Utah :D!
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He donated time and money? Why, that generous basterd...

What you want to coach our team for FREE, and then you wanna donate money to our school system too? Oh no we just cannot stand for such behavior you are outta here Mister. Oh but we want to keep your money!
Posted 7/3/12
LOL! I'M FROM UTAH. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH. This doesn't surprise me ONE BIT.
Posted 7/3/12
... *Facepalm.*
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Thats the Utah I've grown to love. To hell with generous people!!
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He donated time and money? Why, that generous basterd...

What you want to coach our team for FREE, and then you wanna donate money to our school system too? Oh no we just cannot stand for such behavior you are outta here Mister. Oh but we want to keep your money!


Lol this summed it up so well, and quite amusingly with the sarcasm. It really is stupid though, i don't see how it's a problem to want to donate and volunteer for the same team you're donating to.. that's truly a stupid policy to have, and i feel sorry for the guy. Though couldn't he donate anonymously and continue volunteering..? He should look for a loop-hole..
Posted 7/3/12
This is why I am selfish.
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What the heck...
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This is like getting drunk at a party and then this nice man comes and helps you up, holds your hair up away from your face while you're puking, and then having him drive you home and tuck you into bed. Then the next day, you go up to him and kick him in the balls.
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Utah. Enough said.
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lol, that is just crazy. XD Guess they don't like generous people over there.
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They're just publicizing one side of the story. For all I know, they could have suspected him of pedophilia, therefore taking such measures.
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Wut..
Posted 7/4/12
It is pretty unfair, donating $4 million to the football program you run. Perhaps if he wanted to help he should have made equal but smaller donations to several local districts? Granted I'm just assuming that he didn't, I could be wrong, the man was clearly filthy rich.
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