BTW the WORST situation - and one that is NEVER good - is the 'non-parent coach team' that is really being run in the background by one (or a group) of the parents. Basically they bully the non-experienced ex-player nominal head coach into doing their bidding.
This is why I umpire. In and out - if I don't want to, I don't have to. Once DD is in college I will likely umpire more and more but I also suspect I will very likely get dragged back into being a head coach or assistant or something at some point down the track. But no rush. I suspect it will be a personal favor to someone when it happens.The second is the experienced older coach...usually a guy, and you can't quite figure out why he's there dealing with adolescent girls when he probably would have more fun umpiring or simply staring off into space. While there are some kids other than my own that I like being around, there are others who I can't wait to put in the rear-view mirror. This older coach may run an organization where he's charging big dollars for some promise of a college playing opportunity...somewhere.