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Weston High Basketball Coach to Be Reinstated [Updated]

The coach resigned in February when it was discovered that he allegedly appeared in a film that depicted sex acts.

 

Updated 6:34 p.m.

The following statement was released on Friday by Weston Public Schools:

Dr. Colleen Palmer, Ms. Lisa Wolak, Mr. Mark Berkowitz, and Mr. Michael Hvizdo are pleased to announce that they have agreed that Mr. Hvizdo will be returning to serve as Head Coach for Varsity Boys Basketball at Weston High School. Through further discussion, we have worked through the issues surrounding Mr. Hvizdo’s resignation, which he has been permitted to rescind, and have clarified the district’s expectations concerning his performance. We welcome Mr. Hvizdo back to our coaching staff, and we wish him and the Boys Basketball team every success for the future.

Updated, March 1, 4:28 p.m.

Hvizdo is getting his coaching position back on Saturday, according to News12.

School officials released a statement saying that they have "worked through the issues" surrounding his resignation.

About 100 people showed up at the Weston Board of Education's regular meeting on Feb. 25 to voice their support of Hvizdo and request that he be reinstated.

Original Story

The Weston High School boys basketball team will finish their season without their head coach.

Mike Hvizdo, the team's second year coach, resigned earlier this month, according to The Westport News.

In a letter sent out to parents earlier this month, Weston school administrators said the film "is vulgar, contains offensive sexual language, and depicts sexual acts among multiple partners in which Mr. Hvizdo is a participant," according to The News.

Though Hvizdo's name allegedly appeared on the Internet Movie Database listing for the film—"Forbidden Fruit"—it has since been removed.

Following Hvizdo's resignation, parents and players supported the former coach, according to The Weston Forum.

Hvizdo and his wife, Carissa, are owners of The Stand juice shops in Fairfield and Norwalk.

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