Family Rallies Around Removed Athletic Director

Supporters of the removed athletic director are planning another rally Wednesday night at the Board of Education meeting in Annapolis.

Chip Snyder wasn’t at the Anne Arundel County Council meeting Tuesday night, but his family was, and if he is not reinstated as the athletic director at .

Snyder’s brothers, nephew and wife were present at the meeting Tuesday evening to make sure the council members were aware of the situation at Chesapeake High School. pending an investigation into unsafe student behavior at a wrestling tournament in December.

Holly Snyder, Chip's wife, and Matt Snyder, Chip's brother, addressed the council and . Chip’s father, Edward Snyder, spoke fondly of his son moments before the council meeting began. 

“Chip does almost as much outside the school as he does in the school,” said Edward Snyder, who flew in from Florida to be with the family. “Every time I come up here he is definitely involved doing something. I’ve helped him line fields, I’ve been up in the booth spotting the football—he gets the whole family involved. To Chip, Chesapeake High School is family just like I am family. I know I am biased, but you’ll never find another person like him.”

The rest of Snyder family sat in the meeting to show support for the former athletic director. They are planning another rally of support Wednesday night at the Board of Education meeting, which takes place in Annapolis at the administrative building located at 2644 Riva Rd.

Holly Snyder wanted to remind everyone planning to attend the meeting to wear their Chesapeake High apparel, and to remember that if you plan to speak you must sign in ahead of time. She asks everyone planning to come to be there before 7 p.m.

John Thomas January 18, 2012 at 05:46 PM
Does Derek Fink know why Snyder and Tolle were removed from their positions ? How come the general public is not allowed to know what the unsafe student behavior at a wrestling tournament in December was ? Why is this a secret ? How can people support if the facts are not known ?
Brad Gerick January 18, 2012 at 06:13 PM
Hi, John, in case you didn't see my response to your identical comment on the other post, here is the info on the Jones vote last night: http://pasadena.patch.com/articles/county-council-orders-vacancy-of-jones-seat We'll keep up with the wrestling issue, too. Thanks for your feedback!
John Thomas January 18, 2012 at 06:44 PM
Brad : Does Derek Fink know why Snyder and Tolle were removed from their positions ? How come the general public is not allowed to know what the unsafe student behavior at a wrestling tournament in December was ? Why is this a secret ? How can people support if the facts are not known ?
John Frenaye January 18, 2012 at 08:22 PM
What does Daryl Jones issue have to do with this? John is right. How can people be expected to support a cause when they really don't knew what the cause is. If this involves wrestlers roughhousing, it is a different story then wrestlers dunk and drag racing on a street. Gotta say Brad...pretty snarly comment.
Rainbow Bridge January 18, 2012 at 08:40 PM
Whats the big secret????? Let the County / Principal tell why these guys were removed.... and if they are telling something that is un-true or false ---- have them give their side of the story.. This is turning into a circus and some big political. They did something something technically wrong - we all know it and they know it... Take their medicine like men and press on and move on from here.. One of the wives of one of the removed gentleman loves this drama and is on a campaign pilgrimage. Like I said.. We all know and they know what they did was technically wrong, out of line and out of protocol. I dont agree with it - but be men, and own up to it and press on.. enough of this drama and theatrics..
Misch2668 January 19, 2012 at 12:17 PM
Rainbow Bridge u must be following story pretty close to use such strong words against a wife, mother, best friend of one of the coaches. Its called love and support from family, obvious u never experience that or you wouldn't be calling a community coming together theatrics and drama. I only hope and pray that the investigation goes quick an these two outstanding Coaches are back teaching our children.
John Thomas January 19, 2012 at 12:29 PM
Holly Snyder : Can you tell the general public what the unsafe student behavior at a wrestling tournament in December was ? Why is it a secret ?
Walter Lucke January 19, 2012 at 01:20 PM
The anonymous e-mail was sent in an attempt to get the current wrestling coach fired and get the former coach back. PERIOD. I'm sure the originator did not intend for Chip Snyder to be removed. Since they did not have the courage or self conviction to do so publicly, and stand behind their accusations we are basically fighting a phantom. The old coach was fired for a reason. It was not made public for a reason, and I am sure that was best for all involved. He was never coming back. Now they have put someone who has served this community for 20+ years in jeapardy. You have also put a new wrestling coach Paul Tolle out. His crime was taking the job under undue scrutiny and trying to pull the great feeder system in with the high school to create a great program and family. Does anyone realize the dynasty that Chesapeake Wrestling would be if we were able to keep every kid in our zone away from private schools ? Think about it. Paul Tolle was. He planned on doing it the right way. Have you been to any Chesapeake sports contest lately ? Have you seen our facilities, our scoreboards, our uniforms, our teams ?? As the PA announcer for Chesapeake I get to talk to coaches, players, administrators,and even resource officers from other schools. There are always positive and complimentary statements regarding our program in every way shape or form. I have enjoyed my time at Chesapeake and am very proud to still be a part of my alma mater.
Walter Lucke January 19, 2012 at 01:24 PM
Chip Snyder has made this all possible. Both men need to be reinstated immediately. Do we now live in a world where an anonymous e-mail can get us fired or removed ?.
John Thomas January 19, 2012 at 02:00 PM
Walter Lucke : Can you tell the general public what the unsafe student behavior at a wrestling tournament in December was ? Why is it a secret ?
Walter Lucke January 19, 2012 at 02:34 PM
I apologize but I cannot. I believe that there is some form of protocol where those officially involved cannot discuss these issues while it is under investigation. I, like everyone else have heard the rumors and the speculaltions, and I will not publish any hypothesis or hearsay in this forum. What I can say is that these 2 men, in keeping with their integrity, have not once talked about the situation, or revealed any information either privately or publicly about this situation. I am very entrenched in the Chesapeake Athletics community, and I cannot tell you why the former coach was fired. That fact alone tells you something about the integrity and values of both gentlemen since this happened in June 2011. We all would love to hear both sides, but that isn't going to happen right now. Since one side is anonymous, what does that tell you ? I'm sure both gentleman have a huge pile of mud to sling at their disposal. However, that is not their nature, nor will they disobey this process, which in my opinion does not deserve their loyalty
John Thomas January 19, 2012 at 03:00 PM
Maybe we need to hear from someone who is unofficially involved ?
Wayne Snyder January 20, 2012 at 06:09 PM
Rainbow Bridge my name is Wayne Snyder I am the brother n law of one of the wives you mentioned in your comment She didn't ask for any of this attention. A group of parents hiding started all this. And you too are now doing the same. Hiding! If the real reason for all this is the safety of our children where are their parents. Come forward. My son goes to Chesapeake and if I thought he was in danger I would go in person to the school. Or even more so to the board meeting where there were other parents from other schools speaking bout their concerns. But not one parent showed. Hmmm. In closing how concerned are these parents for their own children?
John Thomas January 20, 2012 at 06:59 PM
My question is : why did the school board fire them before the investigation started ? Wayne Snyder : can someone please spill the beans here and let the public know what the unsafe behavior was ?
John Thomas January 20, 2012 at 10:43 PM
Wayne : Was Chip fired as athletic director or no ?
Steve Camp January 21, 2012 at 03:39 AM
Guys, stop feeding the trolls.
brewcrew January 21, 2012 at 02:32 PM
The TROLLS obviously do not understand anything about the Board of Educations' policy about not commenting on personnel issues. If this person is so concerned about our school, then he should hound the appropriate people at the Board of Education of Anne Arundel County. Students, parents, and other employees would love to know what happened too, however, we UNDERSTAND that this is a process. We may not like the process, the time of the investigation, but, protecting the honor, integrity, and respect of these two men that have experience this stress (NOT ASKED FOR, AND WHO THE HELL WOULD ASK FOR THIS????????) deserve to have their privacy respected! If you want to get in touch with the Board of Education President, Kevin Maxwell, or Bob Mosier, maybe they will like you more and tell JUST you. Because you WANT to know, but hey, DON'T HOLD YOUR BREATHE!
John Thomas January 21, 2012 at 04:44 PM
brewcrew : do you know why I dont respect this whole situation ? These men were fired BEFORE the investigation began. Therefore this whole thing is a cluster ****. You apparently know what really happened at the tournament because of your aggressive, defensive tone of voice in your blog post. Don't expect the general public to support these 2 men if facts are hidden like a super secret CIA investigation.
brewcrew January 21, 2012 at 05:27 PM
You have no idea what I am talking about because you are a negative Nelly and have apparently never met the men in question. All AACPS school have to follow procedures. Why don't you investigate those procedures before slinging mud. I don't remember anyone on here asking for YOUR support. The people that support these men already have the POSITIVE people they need. I don't have any children currently in a sport season there right now. That will start up again in the spring. So HATE all you want, you don't work for AACPS, so you don't know what you are talking about! The GENERAL public isn't involved in this either. Just the families that attend and work for CHS.
John Thomas January 21, 2012 at 06:59 PM
brewcrew: Go back and read all of my comments. I have never slung any mud at anyone. Patch is a site for the general public. The County Council meeting was open to the general public. Support Tolle and Snyder Facebook site is available for the general public. CHS is a public school. You talk about HATE. This is what I hate: I hate the fact that men were fired before an investigation started and I hate the fact that this whole thing is treated as a super secret CIA investigation... woooooohhhhh wooooohhhhhhh !!! Boo!
Scouts Out! January 21, 2012 at 08:29 PM
@Rainbow Bridge- What is your real name? I have a idea!
Scouts Out! January 21, 2012 at 08:35 PM
@John Thomas- I don't believe anyone will tell you anything, especially on a public site of a private matter. But, if you really need to know, maybe you should ask the "concerned parents" that showed up for the meeting. Oh wait, they were not there. I bet you can find them if you look real hard.
CHS 88 January 21, 2012 at 11:32 PM
My knowledge of these events are strictly from other parents (heresay), not anyone directly involved: The "unsafe action" was, not following protocol. The proper paper work was not filed for a particular student or students to travel to a wrestling tournament. A particular student was caught doing something wrong like... "for example" drinking alcohol on the bus. That student was removed from the team. In turn the parents of the particular student sent an anonymous email complaint to the Board. When investigating the "incident", not filing the paper work was the only supposable wrong doing from the coaches. Not following protocol, REALLY
Scouts Out! January 22, 2012 at 02:37 AM
@CHS 88- This "student" has had other "issues". He gets away with it due to the fact his father is very close with other coaches. He is a trouble maker and does not deserve to be on any team.
John Thomas January 22, 2012 at 03:39 AM
Thanks for the info CHS 88. Facts are starting to come out now.. the suspense was killing me...Made for tv movie may be in the works ? Just sayin...
John March 04, 2012 at 06:41 AM
Has anyone seen www.JohnFrenaye.com? I thought it was interesting to see. I think it is rather nervy totalk about ones indescetions when you have so many yourself. Hypocrite.


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