The article regarding Coach Chuck Jordan struck a nerve with me.
As a retired special education teacher, football coach, athletic director and assistant principal, many times during my career I was faced with situations that require unique handling. No two of them were alike, and quite often I had to intervene to keep students from harming each other.
I don’t profess to know all the details concerning the situation involving Coach Jordan, but the dismissal of criminal charges signals to me that nothing malicious was done. It’s past time for the Horry County Board of Education to make a decision regarding his future. Based on his history, he has conducted himself with a high degree of integrity for more than 30 years.
Regardless of his win-loss record, I’m quite sure there are many young men in the community who believe Coach Jordan is the role model that has influenced them the most. He made the decision to intervene based on his experience and expertise. I believe he did what he had to do to prevent harm to the students entrusted to his care.
It’s time to reinstate him and let him do what he does best, mold the minds of young men and coach football. One incident that has people taking sides should not damage a man’s reputation or career.
Give Chuck Jordan back his livelihood. The students and the Conway community will be the beneficiaries.
Dennis Tummino, Myrtle Beach