Frank Marcucio is out as Bassick football coach.
The coach, who has been a coach at the school for four years, including two as the head football coach, reported his dismissal on his Facebook page with a post that read: “Four years of hard work — how sad.”
His post was followed by pledge from one of his players to fight for him.
“Coach we goin to get u back dnt worry,” wrote soon-to-be junior lineman Luis Acosta, who also declared an “emergency meeting” for the football team scheduled for Friday.
Contacted by the Connecticut Post, Marcuico confirmed he was fired Wednesday afternoon. He would not comment further, referring all inquiries to the Bridgeport athletic department or the teachers’ union.
The Bridgeport public school system has yet to release an announcement. Citywide athletic director James Denton didn’t returned a phone call seeking comment Wednesday evening.
Bassick athletic director Craig Bruno, who is also the head coach at Bunnell High School, said, “I have no confirmation either way.”
Marcucio was an assistant under former coach Dennis Wanzie for two seasons before taking over in 2009.
He won three games at Bassick, a 34-7 victory over McMahon and 18-12 victory over Harding in 2009 and a 28-12 victory over Bullard-Havens last season. Overall, the Lions were 3-17 under Marcucio.