GVSU Coach Resigns After Praising Hitler’s Leadership Skills
The Grand Valley State University offensive coordinator, Morris Berger, has resigned today after the comments he made praising Adolf Hitler.
After a student newspaper had asked what historical figure Berger would like to have dinner with, he choose Adolf Hitler.
"This is probably not going to get a good review, but I’m going to say Adolf Hitler," Berger told to the reporter. "It was obviously very sad and he had bad motives, but the way he was able to lead was second-to-none. How he rallied a group and a following, I want to know how he did that. Bad intentions of course, but you can’t deny he wasn’t a great leader."
After working with the school for 11 years, Berger resigned effective immediately, according to WXYZ.
"Over the last 11 years I have taken great pride in the responsibility and privilege of being a teacher, coach, mentor, and a valued member of the community. I was excited and proud to be at Grand Valley, and am disappointed that I will not get the opportunity to help these players in 2020. However, I do not want to be a distraction to these kids, this great university, or Coach Mitchell as they begin preparations for the upcoming season." A statment from Berger.
GVSU coach Matt Mitchell had accepted the resignation of Berger, saying it was best for the team's interest.
“Nothing in our background and reference checks revealed anything that would have suggested the unfortunate controversy that has unfolded," Mitchell mentioned. "This has been a difficult time for everyone. I accepted Coach Berger’s resignation in an effort for him to move on and for us to focus on the team and our 2020 season.”