Dzik moves on, so should Cabrini

By Staff Writer
April 21, 2005

Cecelia Francisco

After all the written articles and all the alumni letters surrounding John Dzik’s contract non-renewal, Dzik has finally found a new place to call his home. Moving on with his life and career, Dzik was named Piedmont College’s new athletic director.

I, for one, couldn’t be happier for him.

The opportunity will certainly serve as a challenging, yet appropriate, one for Dzik. Piedmont College will be in its third year as acting members in NCAA Division III athletics. The college offers 13 intercollegiate sports and is a member of the Great South Athletic Conference.

Piedmont College’s athletic department will be fortunate to have Dzik’s credentials and experience guiding their entire athletic department. Good luck, John Dzik!

Now that I’ve mentioned Dzik’s current career situation, let’s focus on Cabrini’s future specifically in regards to its strained relationship between alumni and administration.

As of writing this, Dzik should be finishing his first week with Piedmont College. For those alumni who fought for Dzik, they should feel a sense of closure to this issue. There is no reason to dwell on the topic anymore, since Dzik has obviously moved on with his life.

Although the Dzik story is a dead issue, the college needs to address their policies on handling human resource problems. The way they presented the Dzik situation was horrendous and extremely contradictory.

It is one thing not to comment on a personnel matter but to provide two separate accounts regarding whose decision it ultimately was to fire Dzik is laughable.

It has been proven that the community will not sit by and allow certain actions to occur without answers. If the administration continues to act without fully acknowledging the potential negative backlash, they will continue to dig a hole so deep that they won’t be able to get out of it.

Although I doubt I will ever see a group hug with all parties involved with the Dzik-administration fiasco, I would like to see support for the new direction of the men’s basketball program. There is no point allowing hurt egos and feelings to interfere with the future of the men’s basketball team.

Within this week Cabrini College announced Matthew Macciocca as the new head coach of the men’s basketball team. Macciocca will certainly have a difficult task at hand so it would be the community’s best interest not to add to the drama by refusing to support the new coach.

The harsh reality is that Dzik will not be back with Cabrini, but that doesn’t mean a Dzik fan can’t celebrate his achievements by supporting the new direction of the men’s basketball program. If you were a true fan and friend of Dzik, you would know that he would like to see the men’s basketball program continue to succeed.

Although I can’t force anyone to set aside their feelings, I can only hope that attitudes towards certain individuals don’t directly hurt the entire community. It’s important to show support next year for the men’s basketball team and the college as a whole.

There are still good people at the college. Dzik knows it, so why don’t you?

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