By Stephen (steveu) Underwood
GRAND RAPIDS MI 1/30/02 -- The Grand Rapids (MI) Press has today
reported on a "controversy" involving national prep CC/track
superpower Rockford and its coach, Brad Prins.
The story indicates that some former Rockford athletes have recently
allegations that Prins dispensed vitamin supplements and over-the-counter
medications to them, including painkillers (Advil) or medications
breathing (Sudafed). If these actions have taken place, they would
reportedly be in violation of school policy and direct warnings
to him by
The story quotes past Rockford stars like Linsey Blaisdell and
as well as Prins himself. It also says that two other coaches in
district are threatening to resign February 1 if Prins stays at
the helm of
the girls CC team and the boys and girls track distance runners,
one middle school coach already has resigned.
For much more, go to the newspaper
1/31/02 The Grand Rapids Press ran a
new story, including comments from former star Rockford runner
Dathan Ritzenhein and current runners that mostly support Prins,
denials and "I was misquoted"
comments from Prins, and new statements from the school district.