Visiting Boy's Coaches at the Terror Dome

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Visiting Boy's Coaches at the Terror Dome

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I would say it is tough to go to Saxton and keep composure as a visiting coach facing a team fueled by those fans.
Tough Question...During the regular season, what coach or coaches have done the best job at this tough task against a Bailey led team? I'm not talking win-lost record either. just the composure factor.


Of coaches no longer at the helm....
I personally think Lew Ewart did well. I certainly miss the terror dome battles against Jeff Batzel's teams and Jeff Gelvin's teams.

Currently, the Kent Hendershot's (SF) games might rank high in intensity now.
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The match up of Dave Bailey vs Royce Waltman of Bedford in the late 70's/early 80's were classic. There would be 2 or 3 minute spans that neither coach would even be watching the game. They were too busy screaming at each other.

Jeff Batzel always had his team well prepared. I would say he is one of the few, if not the only person to win against Bailey at Tussey as a player and also as a coach.
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I personally loved to watch Jeff Gelvin and Bailey get into it...and watch them both throw their ties. I played for Jeff Gelvin for 3 years, and I know they were best friends and they still are but they hated eachother when they were going at it on the hardwood. Jeff handled bailey well
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I always got a kick out of other out of area coaches asking about playing about Tussey....you would tell them the tales...and you could tell they were thinking 'yea, right' when you were done. Then you go to the game and see the stunned looks on guys like Dave Benton (BG), Cadle (Williamsburg), and Shubik (N.Star) faces when the things you forewarned them would happen did in fact happen.

My best memories are all the people that would "bash" you when you walked in, going to the locker room at halftime to all the verbal abuse and then after the game everyone was friends and inviting you to Tony's. Classic memories win or lose (and I lost much more often than I won!)
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Randy Meck Forbes Road coach handle it real well against him former school and coach...when the calls were goin tussy's way all nite he keep cool and walked away with a OT victory
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Post by Tussey Mt. fan »

byrd cage, You are right. Randy handled the situation very well.

Does anyone know if my eariler comment was correct. Is Jeff Batzel the only person to beat a Bailey coached team at TM as a player and also as a coach? His win as a player came in a 6 OT game. I think that is still the longest game in BCL history.
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Jeff Gelvin and Steve Waltman I believe both won at Tussey as players and as coaches in addition to Batzel. However, Gelvin played in the pre-Bailey era, I'm pretty sure Waltman's last year of playing was '74 and they did win at Tussey....That may have been Bailey's first year or it may have been a year before he arrived, I can't recall.

There would be nobody else.

BTW, the NB win over TM was in 4th OT on a shot by Batzel from just inside halfcourt. It knocked Tussey out of the playoffs this year and the entire Panther squad was treated to a vocabulary lesson like they had never heard before when Coach Bailey met the Panther mob at their halfcourt celebration.

Micah Lingenfelter, now a teacher/coach at Williamsburg ended the only other 4 OT game in County history in about '92 with a lefthanded tip in at the buzzer to give Everett a win at Hyndman.
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Post by Sneakers »

I'd have been young when Batzel hit that shot as a player, not sure if I was a regular at TM games during my junior high years as much or not. I know my mother would have escorted me from the gym in a hurry so I would not have heard any of those vocabulary words.
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Post by Tussey Mt. fan »

sneakers, Don't believe the part about the vocabulary lesson. We know better.

I was a part of that game and don't know why I was thinking it was 6 OT's. I guess it just seemed that long.

Bailey's first year at TM was the '73-74 season.
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Post by PLANK ROAD VISITOR »

I'M SORRY I MISSED THE FORBES GAME AT TUSSEY WHEN MECK BEAT HIS MENTOR I HAD ANOTHER OBLIGATION. I DO REMEMBER SOME BATTLES BETWEEN BATZEL'S WARRIORS AND GELVIN'S CARDINALS AT THE TERROR DOME. WATCHING THE COACHES GO AFTER EACH OTHER WAS SOMETIMES MORE ENTERTAINING THAN THE BASKETBALL.
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