Once upon a time it was common for high school coaches to have strict rules about boys' hair length.
About 40 or so years ago, this was a big issue. A cultural collision, you might say.
Sounds silly, I suppose. It's just hair, for heaven's sake.
But more than a few coaches saw themselves as defenders of societal values that seemed under attack. And some high school athletes wanted to let their freak flag fly, as they say.
Some coaches adjusted. Some didn't.
And a few had to reconcile themselves to the fact that at least some of their best players had minds of their own. .