Prior to the last election, Hensel sent out an e-mail supporting the
write-in candidacy of Paul Martell. In the e-mail, Hensen argued that the
incumbents had become entrenched and that it was time for "new people, new
blood". In other words, as political discourse goes, Hensel's e-mail was
pretty mild. [snip]
To that point, last week Hensel received a voice
mail from Elkhorn High School Athletic Director Dean Wilson.
Here's what Wilson had to say:
"Steve Hensel, this is Dean Wilson.
I didn't want to leave a message with this, I wanted to talk to you, but that's
not happening. Okay, a couple of things. Number one, as far as you
coaching 7th grade football, I got the word from Wescott [DIstrict Administrator
Greg Wescott] - and this is based on the Martell letter and the Carlsons things
- that he would not allow me to allow you to coach 7th grade football.
It's a loyalty thing and all of this stuff, and I talked to him about it and
argued with him and it was like, 'Nope, it's a done deal.' And I know how
much you enjoyed it and I know how good you've done because I like you coaching
kids. Anyway, that's where we are right now as far as the coaching
If the coach can't support whichever candidate then all candidacies are debased.