The Marquette High School football coach arrested for drunken driving in Elm Grove will keep his job, according to an email sent to alumni Monday afternoon.
The school declined to issue any other public statement concerning the disposition of Jeffrey "Maz" Mazurczak beyond that email, which also indicated that any punishment, if there is one, will not be made public.
Mazurczak was stopped by Elm Grove police just after 2 a.m. April 1 on his way home from a fundraiser at the school. Mazurczak can be seen in a patrol car's dash cam video telling officers of his position at Marquette High. The video, widely distributed by local television stations, shows Mazurczak failing a field sobriety test.
Police said his blood alcohol content was 0.11, above the legal limit of 0.08.
Kriss Schulz, vice president of communications and planning at Marquette High, said the email from the president, the Rev. Warren Sazama, sent to alumni would serve as the school's official statement.
In the email, Sazama wrote:
"The decision has been made that Mr. Mazurczak will maintain his positions as Head Football Coach and Director of Alumni Relations at Marquette High.
"There will be expectations and requirements for Mr. Mazurczak tied to his continued employment; however, those specifics will remain confidential as they would be for any other employee.
"From this situation, we will move forward by making this an opportunity for our students to learn that good people make mistakes, that people deserve our forgiveness, and, that from our mistakes we can learn and become stronger - as individuals and as a community.
"Mr. Mazurczak has been a valued member of the Marquette High community for many years, and we believe he deserves the opportunity to show remorse and correct his mistake as an employed member of the Marquette High community."
The email did not say whether Mazurczak told the school of his arrest before it was made public. Sazama previously sent an email to alumni shortly after NOW broke the story. Both the story and that earlier email message were subsequently picked up by other local news media.
Calls to Mazurczak's home have gone unreturned since the incident occurred.
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