I send you this correspondence to express my extreme
disappointment for your ultimate decision to fire Coach Dzik. As a
member of the Class of 89, and a former basketball player, it seems
that you have underestimated the alumni, and our support for the
coach. My bride is also alumni from the class of 90.
As alumnus, we associate with no less than fifteen former chums
from Cabrini. In any given month, my interaction doubles with the
number of old college friends. The couples we enjoy dinners with on
the weekend are all Cabrini couples. The level of disappointment
amongst this community is quite considerable. More that his actual
dismissal, it is the way the message has been conveyed. The lack of
I find it quite dramatic to state that I will be cutting off all
my ties with the school. However, I do feel a profound sense of
regret with your decision. The aloof stance that you have taken is a
bit mysterious. I can't imagine that anything John would do, would
deserve this outcome.
I believe that you need to communicate with us more precisely if
you want to count on our support. If coach did something to deserve
this fate, many would throw their support behind the institution. He
has done much for Cabrini. For many he IS Cabrini. At a minimum he
deserves respect, and I believe we deserve more information. This is
our college. With four young children, I wish for you to reinstate
my faith in Cabrini.
David C. Butera
Class of 1989
Atlantic Coast Communications NJ, Inc.
Intellicom Systems, Inc.