Not every coach appreciates the Gatorade shower.

By Dan Gartland
November 27, 2018

Not every coach appreciates the Gatorade shower

It was a beautiful day in Pittsburg, Kansas on Saturday for the KSHSAA Class 5A state championship game between St. Thomas Aquinas and Wichita Northwest. Clear blue skies and a high of 66 degrees. Not the worst time to get a celebratory ice bath after winning a championship.

But St. Thomas coach Randy Dreiling did not appreciate the traditional post-victory dousing. After his team took a knee to run out the clock, two players dumped the water cooler on Dreiling and he absolutely lost his mind. 

A reporter from the Wichita Eagle asked Dreiling after the game for his thoughts on the ice bath and he made it clear that he was not pleased. 

“No, not a fan of the ice bath,” Dreiling said. “No, nobody ever gives me ice baths. That was a bad deal.”

Dreiling previously won seven state titles at Hutchinson High School in central Kansas, where his players presumably learned not to go for the Gatorade shower, but this year was his first championship at St. Thomas. Now the underclassmen know what not to do next year.

It could always be worse for Dreiling, though. He could be like LSU’s Ed Orgeron, who got an ice bath at the end of regulation before the Tigers lost in seven overtimes to Texas A&M.

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