John Dzik

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Dr. Antoinette Iadarola
Cabrini College
610 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, Pa. 19807

February 3, 2005

Dear Dr. Iadarola:

On February 4, I received your form letter in regards to the non-renewal of John Dzik’s coaching contract. Though I appreciate you taking time out of your busy schedule to write this form letter, I must tell you that there is at least one major error in your letter, and this letter leads me to believe that the non-renewal of John Dzik, a college institution and honorary alumnus, just shows how little the administration cares about the college and the alumni.

The error that you made is that in college basketball there is no state title. Just because Cabrini College plays in the Pennsylvania Athletic Conference, a conference that John Dzik helped create to enhance Cabrini College athletics, does not mean that it is a state title. That being said, it is obvious to me that your administration has no idea what the environment of Division III athletics is, because if you did you would know that the program is already aligned with NCAA Division III goals, because of John Dzik.

In your administration’s decision to not renew Coach Dzik’s contract you have taught the students of Cabrini three huge life lessons. Loyalty means nothing, core values at Cabrini College mean nothing, and don’t trust anyone in power, because when you do they’ll show you the door.

In my life I have made many decisions, and some times I have made the wrong choice, and I have been told so by friends and colleagues. If it was only one person telling me I was wrong I had no problem sticking with my decision. However, when it was several people telling me I was wrong I knew I made a mistake. The question for you is how many people have to tell you that you made a mistake? Ten? A hundred? A thousand? Doesn’t it embarrass the college when Comcast Sportsnet and Channel 10 broadcast to the entire Delaware Valley and say that the administration has made a mistake? By not admitting that the administration made an error in judgment you, the administration, are causing a major rift between yourself and the alumni that will be difficult to fix. So, I ask you one more time to please reconsider your decision and renew John Dzik’s coaching contract for the 2005-2006 season.

If you choose to disregard my request please remove my name from all mailings and solicitations immediately. Additionally, please no longer contact me, as I can no longer in good conscience support a Catholic college that would treat one of our own in such a manner.


Lee Clowers

Class of 1987