January 14, 2005
Ms. Robin Moll
Vice President, Institutional Advancement
610 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA 19087
As a member of the graduating class of 1999 and a former representative of the
athletic department of Cabrini College as a player and coach, I am deeply
saddened by the news of the administrationís decision to not renew the contract
of my friend and coach, John Dzik.
I am utterly disgusted by this administrations action. Unfortunately, it speaks
volumes for an institution that could treat a person who, for 25 years, has
been the epitome of the Cabrini spirit. Look at the development of the school
over the past quarter of a century and see how many times this mans name is
attached in one way or another. It must be a terrible thing to wake up in the
morning and enjoy your job the way he enjoyed his career at Cabrini. Itís one
thing to talk about it and another to make it happen. John Dzik made it happen.
Period. The fact that this administration has decided to merely disregard John
Dzik and his accomplishments is just disrespectful.
John Dzik is more than just a coach, or athletic director, or administrator. He
has become synonymous with Cabrini Collegeís development as a fine educational
institution as well as its nationally recognized athletic programs. More
importantly, he is a friend and mentor touching the lives of so many students
and alumni. Iím among the fortunate student-athletes that had the opportunity
to play under his leadership. My life today, and every day, is positively
affected because of the time I spent with John Dzik.
Simply put, if John Dzik is not reinstated as Head Menís Basketball Coach at
Cabrini College, I wish to be removed from any and all future communications
and solicitations from the college. I am only one heartbeat. There are many
others. Please reconsider your decision.
Steven D. Harrow
Cabrini College Class of 1999
CC: Dr. Antoinette Iadarola, President Dr. Christine Lysionek, Vice President