Former Weston High School boys varsity basketball coach Mike Hvizdo appeared on ABC’s Good Morning America this morning, Friday, March 1, to plead his case in front of a national audience.
Mr. Hvizdo, who became coach in 2011, stepped down after school officials discovered that he had taken part in a short video in 2003 that they deemed “inappropriate for a leader of kids.”
Many parents have since come forward expressing support for Mr. Hvizdo and urging the administration to reconsider its decision.
Mr. Hvizdo told The Forum he wants his job back, something he reiterated on Good Morning America, where he also said he has always thought of the boys on his team “like my sons.” The former coach appeared on New York’s CBS Channel 2 News Thursday night, Feb. 28, where he said he is meeting with attorneys in an attempt to get reinstated.
The film in question, Forbidden Fruit, is a nine-minute black and white comedy written and directed by Steve Moramarco, who has also worked as an assistant to Jack Black. Good Morning America showed a brief clip of it, but a posting of the video on YouTube says it is “Censored.”