A high school basketball coach from Connecticut was forced out earlier this month after an R-rated film he appeared ten years ago was emailed to the administration by disgruntled parents who felt their son wasn't being treated well enough by the coach.
Mike Hvizdo, known among Weston High School students at Coach Viz, had been hired as head coach two years ago after spending two years as assistant coach at nearby Wilton High.
Directed by Steve Moramarco (former assistant to Jack Black), the 9-minute black and white film reportedly contains some vulgarity and an adult theme but no nudity.
The Norwalk newspaper's sources say the parents were "upset with the way their son was being treated as a WHS basketball player," and also had concerns about a lack of playing time.
"This is the worst case of (Hvizdo) being bullied," actor Joe Pantoliano, a Wilton resident, told the board. "This is such a wonderful opportunity for this community to teach that we make mistakes. Re-instate Mike."
Hvizdo himself has said little since his controversial dismissal, but did acknowledge that it came as a shock to himself and those around him.