After Coach DiRienzo’s interview with District counsel and the Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources on Monday, he issued the following statement:
During the course of my interview on Monday which I attended along with my attorney and FUSE representatives, I came to understand the Board’s and Superintendent’s concerns. Please know that although I appreciate the kind words and support from many in New Rochelle, I ask that you refrain from any continued public demonstrations and focus on our team who is attempting to do something historic for the community on Sunday.
I accept the continuing reassignment and recognize that I cannot return to the sidelines while we try to work toward a resolution. I do not want this ongoing matter to serve as a distraction to our outstanding football team and coaches, all of whom I am extremely proud of.
I look forward to the team and coaches representing New Rochelle High School and the New Rochelle community in the New York State Championship football game.