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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 13, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas Sports Page 8 New Texas August 1991 Rotzler named CHS basketball coach ByJOEBELK Editor The Coma ISD Board of Trustees the reassignment of Ken Rotzler at its Monday night with Rotzler being promoted to the head basketball coaching position at Canyon High Rotzler has worked in the district for one year at Canyon Middle where he coached and he had previously coached fresh man basketball in Sugar Land at Cle ments and Dulles High The varsity coaching position at Canyon opened earlier this summer when David Manley left after one year at the school to take an assistant job at Killeen Billy the head coach at left Canyon in the summer of 1990 to the job in After hearing concerns from a group of parents and supporters of the basketball program at a meeting two weeks the CISD board asked Canyon Principal Will Krieg and Ath letic Director Larry Nowotny to inter view applicants from outside the Several basketball supporters in opposition to the hiring of Rotzler also attended Mondays meeting and spoke to the You had choices if you wanted but apparently you didnt want said Bonnie the mother of a Canyon Michael a Cougar basket ball player who will be a said after the meeting that he was disap pointed but not surprised by the deci He that he intended to support the decision and work with the new I dont have anything personal against Coach Krueger Justin Jonas left and Brian Caddell will have a new basketball coach this season at as Ken Rotzler was officially promoted to the position on Monday I just dont think they took the time and effort to find the best person Krueger added that it would not affect the teams attempt to have a strong Well try our do what he tells us and give it everything weve he Most of the disapproval expressed by the basketball supporters was aimed at the administration of the dis trict and the high school rather than at the board and many of the trustees said they regretted the wa in which things were The in my own was handled very said Jim a recentlyappointed trus But virtually everything that could have been done in a twoweek time period has been I dont think you should leave here feeling that the board was unsym pathetic to the way you he Leroy Goodson made the motion to approve the adding a qualifier that he would make the motion even though I think the situ ation was Nowotny told the audience that he had acted in accordance with district and administrators confirmed that he After Manleys he ini tially promoted Rotzler without accepting outside applicants which is a proper method under CISD I dont believe Ive violated any district policy or state policy in what Ive Nowotny Volleyball practice Volleyball practices started at all three Comal County schools on Monday Smithson Valley and New the Cougarettes start their practices for the 1991 with Becky Kaufmann passing the ball to a Both Canyon and Smithson Valley are practicing in the mornings and early while New Braunfels is having daily morning sessions and afternoon practices twice a All teams will be participating in scrimmages with the regular season starting next Photo by Karla Wenzel the first we went back out and attempted to do what the board asked us to I dont know whal else I could have Assistant superintendent Arlen Tieken said four applicants were interviewed Rotzler and three Two of the others had JV coaching The in his best judg makes a recommendation of the person he feels is the best Tieken That is what happened in this We have no objection to that Superintendent Joe Rogers adding that he believes Rotzlers basketball back ground sufficiently qualifies him for the I have no objection to Coach Another complaint of the was the manner in which the job was The position was adver tised in the HeraldZeitung and on the wire of the Texas High School Coach es which led to several dont know why you didnt do said Bob a supporter of the Cougar basketball program who spoke to the Im a little disgusted and a little upset with the Nowotny said he believes the promotion of Rotzler who becomes the fourth Cougar head basketball coach in five years will prove to be a good ore for the I personally feel he is the right man for the job at the right he JE v oH pffisJeL lefthanded passes for Ihe old Oak land Now the Angeles Raiders have another left handed quarterbacldng in Todd Marinovich made a smashing NFL debut Monday even if it was an exhibition He looked nickel worth the million con tract he signed after being drafted in the first round by the of Cali threw his first professional touchdown pass early in the fourth and it was a gamewinner in a 1712 victory over the Dallas He can throw the ball on the said Los Angeles Coach Art For the first time out he did a very good He had good command in the huddle and he threw the ball well when he had to throw He can go deep and he has the touch for the intermediate Marinovich took the Raiders 80 yards in eight helped along by a 28yard interference penalty against Robert After a yard Marinovich hit Gregg Bell with a 2yard scoring that felt moving the team like Marinovich It was a good way to break Marinovich hit 3 of 4 passes for 16 yards in his first NFL Johnson selected defender of year Quent Johnson was selected as the soccer Defender of the Year for MontrealAnderson College in Mon North a 1990 graduate of Smiih son was a freshman at MontrealAnderson and the goal keeper on the schools soccer Success as a freshman is nothing new for who was the varsity goalie at Smithson Valley during his ninthgrade year which was also the first year of the Ranger soccer Johnson was the Ranger keeper for four during which the team fin ished no worse than second The Rangers qualified for the playoffs during three of Johnsons four sea sons at the He will be a sophomore this fall at the fouryear liberal arts Quent Johnson Unicorn BBQ 26 The New Braunfels High School Athletic Booster Club is holding its annual Meet the Unicorns barbecue 26 at Tickets will be available at the and they are per Booster club members will also be selling the tickets in A picture in the HeraldZeitung on Sunday indicated that the barbecue had already been but it actually was taken at a planning meeting of booster club The 26 barbecue will also fea tures athletes of the fall sports prog rams al New with volleyball and cross counlry athletes being Everyone is invited to attend the barbecue and meet the Unicorn ath Last years event drew approxi mately 500 and ihe boosier club is hoping for al leasl 600 this AFC Central likely to feature threeteam battle for first By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Is Bubby Brister a slow learner or Joe Wal ton a slow teacher In either its taken until this season for Pittsburghs quarterback and offensive coor dinator to understand each Now the question is whether that harmony can pull the Steelers above the pack in the AFC We know what were doing says running back Merril one of many Pitts burgh offensive players thrown into a muddle last season when Walton installed his compli cated new Last the Steelers were one of three 97 teams in the AFC Central Cincinnati won the division and Houston earned a wildcard playoff but the Steelers were left out of the playoffs in the The same three teams figure to battle it out again this which had been to three of the previous four AFC title fell to 313 last season and Bill the defensive coordinator of the New York Glints Super Bow htm been If Houston is consistent they never won or lost more than two in a row last season and have been either 106 or 97 the past four years Cincinnati is schi going from 411 in 1987 to 124 and the Super Bowl in then back to 88 in brought in to resurrect the In its second year under Jack Hous tons runandshoot may be more not good news for secondaries around the Last Pardees the Oilers led the league in yardage and scored 405 second only to Buffalos with Warren Moon throwing for a leaguehigh But the defense fell Im proud of what our defense accom plished last says Jim the defen sive coordinator who put in the But weve got to get a lot One change is moving Ray a twotime Pro from tackle back to where he played in the Another was a draft in which three of the first four picks were defensive led by Indianas Mike taken with the first pick of the second But the keys remain Moon and the offense for a team thats one of only two San Francis co is the other in the NFL to make the play offs four years in a If Houston is consistent they never won or lost more than two in a row last season and have been either 106 or 97 the past four years Cincinnati is going from 411 in 1987 to 124 and the Super Bowl in then back to 88 in Last its 97 and tiebreakers was good enough to win the but it was a streaky 97 a 30 stttrt and it 20 finish got the Bengals lo ihe Thai may be a reflection of coach Sam who can be distracted as he was over pie issue of women in his locker room last But it was also a reflection of inju particularly in the where cor nerback Eric Thomas missed most of the year and strong safely David Fulcher missed three weeks and played hurt in the The injury jinx has already struck Ickey Woods reinjured his knee in training But Boomer Esiasons sore shoulder seems You give him 30 hell make the big says wide receiver Tim who with Eddie tight end Rodney Holman and running back James Brooks gives the Bengals a host of big play The defense Linebacker Alfred the top draft might have been a bookend with last years James But he was a retarding his If Tho mas li fully the secondary ii but ihe line is just Pittsburgh has few problems on defense its headed by Rod may be the best in the But despite their 97 the Steelers still had that problem scoring One reason was the inconsistency of But the Steelers came up with a future superstar in Eric the 275pound tight end who was an instant hit as a rookie after a long But the wide receivers are thin beyond Louis And then theres which col lapsed under the weight of age and a succes sion of mediocre drafts last Enter the 38yearold There are a few good led by quar terback Bernie defensive tackle Michael Dean Perry and wide receiver Web ster But a leaky offensive line puts Kosars health in PW 2 Bt wlldwird BtngAlif
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