Speak for yourself - Harrison says he's 'not jerked' by KC old boy's comments

April 05, 2017


Neil Harrison, Kingston College's track coach, yesterday responded sharply to a "no-confidence" comment directed at him in a Gleaner interview by the KC Parent-Teacher Association president, Stewart Jacobs, saying he was not "jerked" by the KC old boy's comment.

On Monday's first day of school following KC's narrow three-point loss at Champs, which gave arch-rivals Calabar a sixth straight title, Jacobs, while dropping off injured star sprinter Jhevaughn Matherson at school, told the Gleaner he had no confidence in Harrison.

"I don't give the coach confidence. We can't lose Champs like that. Frankly speaking, you can't have a team with depth like this and still lose Champs," Jacobs said.

"Well, I don't even think about that. All I can say, that is his opinion, and simply that," Harrison responded on Tuesday.


Not bothered


"He has his opinion, there are millions of people who think otherwise, and that is his opinion. Not bothered by that, not even jerked," said Harrison, who spent close to two decades at former champions Munro College prior to KC.

KC haven't won the title since 2009, despite going close on a number of occasions. The Purples of North Street is the most successful school in the competition with 31 titles overall, leading Calabar by four.

Calabar were considered underdogs to retain their title but ended with 317 points, leaving KC stunned in defeat on Saturday inside the National Stadium.

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