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Hvizdo resigns as coach

Mike Hvizdo, who led the Weston High boys varsity basketball team since 2011, has stepped down as its head coach.

Weston High Athletic Director Mark Berkowitz said Hvizdo officially submitted his resignation last week, which was accepted by the school. Succeeding him is Weston High assistant varsity and head JV boys basketball coach Jamaal Gibbs.

Berkowitz stressed that Hvizdo’s resignation did not stem from any illegal activities. However, it had been brought to light that Hvizdo had appeared in a short comedy video from 2003 that was “deemed inappropriate for a leader of kids” by school officials.

Hvizdo declined to comment on Tuesday but planned to release a full statement on the situation within the next few days.

Berkowitz, Superintendent Colleen Palmer, Principal Lisa Wolak, and other school personnel met with Hvizdo last week. After discussing the matter it was decided that it was best for Hvizdo to step down, said Berkowitz.

A letter explaining the situation has since been sent to the parents of players in the program, who still have a strong show of support for Hvizdo.

“It’s not making anyone happy,” said Berkowitz, who has also met with the parents of players. “At this point we all need to move on.”

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