WESTON, Conn. (CBSNewYork) — A Connecticut basketball coach fired over his role in a comedy film a decade ago has gotten his job back.
Mike Hvizdo fought for weeks to regain his position as basketball coach at Weston High School after being forced out over a decade-old film he appeared in, and thanks to an aggressive campaign through the media to clear his name he got the answer the was looking for Friday.
Weston Public Schools issued the following statement:
“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.”