1991: Rick Ley is Fired as Head Coach
"Richard Gordon did me a favor," Ley said. "Because it was just a matter of time before he pulled the plug on me. It gave me a chance to get on with my life and gave them a chance to get on with a new coaching staff. If it didn't happen last May, it could have happened a week or two into the season and I'd be in a worse position.
"The part I feel really bad about is they gassed Jay Leach and Brent Peterson. They were two guys who did a terrific job. Jay's still in the organization, and I think he's doing what he wants [coaching Springfield]. But when he gassed me, he did more than affect my life. He affected mine and other families, too.
"If Richard had been astute enough he would have seen that, if you keep making changes at the management level, all you're asking for is trouble. If you don't have stability at the top, you'll never have it in your ranks."
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