I forced them to be a part of each other's lives. We are sure there are more. Bertier was killed by a drunk driver in a second car accident in 1980. What is discussed, but not shown, is how much the team and its winning season meant to the city of Alexandria in a racially tense year. Coach Boone applied his racially neutral attitude across the board and if a white boy was a better player than a black student, he got the position. If the team was a winner, the coach was a revered and powerful man.
The Titans never did a song and dance routine on the field during warm-ups. What were the similarities in the coaching styles of Boone and Yoast and were those similarities more or less important than the differences? Suggested Response: There are several Pillars that they asked him to violate, but primarily, it was the Pillar of Trustworthiness. Suggested Response: Boone's coaching style was very harsh. There were many people who wanted the experiment to fail. Suggested Response: The two automobile accidents that Bertier was involved in. In 1971 Alexandria's star football player was Gary Bertier, the city's only All-American. The four questions which follow relate to rites of passage.
Suggested Response: The desire to win sets a context in which the true beneficial lessons of sports can be taught. Under Virginia High School League rules, athletes can play with a D average. Williams crew team, which is predominantly white, had lavish facilities funded by private contributions. Following the 1971 season, he received accolades which included First Team All-Region, All-State, and All-American honors as well as being named the Alexandria Sportsman's Club Football Player of the Year. In Real Life: Before coming to T. In Real Life: Opinions differ on how much fighting there was -- some say a little, some say a lot.
He also made the players get to know each other and learn about their families. In the movie, the team becomes the unifying symbol for the community as the players and coaches learn to trust each other. In addition to Bertier and Campbell, the team was blessed with other players who helped bridge the racial divide. He was coached throughout his life by Bill Yoast, winning gold medals in both the and. He made all the key decisions correctly, such as, changing the seating on the bus, making black and white players room together, making the boys learn about each other, and bringing Yoast onto the team and trusting him. Sheryl In Reel Life: Sheryl Yoast Hayden Panettiere lives with her father, coach Bill Yoast Will Patton and is an only child. Anyone who has seen the Disney cinematic adaptation of the T.
Yoast's daughter was extremely angry that her father was passed over for head coach. As a child and young man, Bertier was described as an amiable, goal-oriented individual. While the 1971 Titans had 38 white players and 31 blacks, the 2001 Titans had 36 black players and only 6 white. Campbell is survived by his wife Cathy of 29 years, as well as his daughter, three stepdaughters, two stepsons and five grandchildren. But again, there is no society-wide agreement that this is a rite of passage. In Reel Life: Sheryl is one football-crazed kid.
In Real Life: Unofficial workouts had been held all summer, and the first practice began at 8 a. This isn't to say that Coach Boone never gave motivational speeches to his team. Williams' record for the 1990 - 2000 period was 30 wins, 70 losses. I'll say for the record my hair was never that long. Boone changed his mind when black leaders in Alexandria begged him to accept the post for the good of the black community.
The consolidation meant there were many new faces on the football team as well as on the coaching staff, which caused racial tension between team members. In 1971, three high schools -- T. Yoast's decision to swallow his pride and work as Boone's assistant was motivated by Yoast's deep affection for the boys he had trained for years and his initial fear that Boone would not treat white players fairly. What was wrong with the actions of Bertier's friend, the white boy that Bertier eventually cut from the team? Before they merged, they were not strictly segregated. Despite his initial reluctance, these considerations convinced Coach Boone to take the position.
Other Pillars involved are: Respect for Coach Boone, the game, the players etc. Coach Yoast has been quoted as saying that if he had been Coach Boone, he would have been very suspicious of the reasons behind any incorrect call. He died March 20, 1981. Those lessons include: the ethical precepts contained in the ethical principles of ; helping the students mature; allowing young men a field of endeavor in which they can achieve something; providing rites of passage from adolescence to maturity for some adolescents. Is the story of the Titans unusual for what occurred in the South during the time of the Civil Rights Movement from 1954 on? There is no dispute that Coach Yoast deserved the position by custom and seniority and by a wide margin at that. Bertier was pronounced dead two hours later at the University of Virginia Hospital. The team did take a tour of the Gettysburg battlefield but it wasn't at 3:00 a.
He pushed everyone very hard. The irony is that the T. In Real Life: On a typical day at Gettysburg, the team practiced from 9-11:30 a. After the banquet, Bertier borrowed his mother's new. As the team's defensive captain, Bertier was a dominating force on the linebacking corps and received All-American honors following the team's championship season. First for self-respect, second out of caring and respect for teammates, and third, to win.
Bertier was a conservative who initially didn't appreciate either integration or the black players. He had also been attending Northern Virginia Community College where he had been working toward a degree in business. Coach Boone tolerated no dissension. His goal at the training camp was to give the boys, black and white, something in common: the shared experience of being put through a tremendously rigorous training regimen under a coach who was very tough on everyone. Bertier's on-the-field portrayal in the film, however, is almost entirely correct. Suggested Response: There is no one right answer.