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Old Sat Feb 24, 2018, 09:35pm
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If the AD got a call with that kind of information and the caller wanted the HC to know, then you tell the HC. He absolutely made the right decision.

Waiting to pass news like that does no good in the digital age. If the AD doesnít pass the phone, someone will be discussing it two rows back five minutes later. If Iím the HC, thatís not how I want to first hear of tragic news.

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Old Sun Feb 25, 2018, 07:05am
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Wow the stupidity of the internet is starting to spread here too. "its all about the kids"
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Old Sun Feb 25, 2018, 04:58pm
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Originally Posted by johnny d View Post
There was no urgency, the person in question was dead. Passing the information along during the game does nothing to change that. The information could have been given once the game was over. Bad decision on the ADs part.
True the person is dead. But often there are other friends/family members who need support, which is absolutely time critical.
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Old Thu Mar 01, 2018, 11:55pm
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About 10 years ago, I was in the stands at an NCAA D1 game. As is the case at lot of places, the students had seating there on the base line. While play was at the other end of the floor, a foul was called, and while the ref was reporting the foul to the table, I was shocked to see one of the students run out to half court yelling at the ref as he reported the foul. It turned out that just next to the student seating, an on duty police officer was having a heart attack, and the student was trying to get somebody's attention. Play was stopped for about 15 minutes while the medics tended to the officer, and then, after a short warm up period, play resumed at the point of interruption.

I am sure the ref was shocked to see a student run out on the floor yelling at him. And, in hindsight, while the student probably would have been better off not running onto the court and instead finding another officer to get the guy help, the truth is that when something like that happens so suddenly and unexpectedly, no one is thinking clearly! I was glad to see that nobody seemed to get upset about the way it went down.

Most importantly, I found out that the officer made a full recovery.
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