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2008 - retired long-time Hialeah High School coaches Mike Feduniak and Chuck Mrazovich
4-OCT-2008 Don Boyd

2008 - retired long-time Hialeah High School coaches Mike Feduniak and Chuck Mrazovich

Miami Lakes, Florida


Both gents were coaches at Hialeah High for many years before they retired. And no, I didn't catch the two of them coming out of the liquor store; we had just left the Brothers of Brooklyn deli restaurant a few doors to the left.

Unfortunately, Coach Mike Feduniak passed away in his sleep on September 25, 2012 at the age of 92. I have a Memoriam gallery in honor of Coach Feduniak at http://www.pbase.com/donboyd/mem_mike_feduniak


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Gary Eblen 06-Feb-2013 22:12
I stumbled across this site looking for info on Chuck Mrazovich. He was my art teacher at Franklin County High School in Frankfort, Ky, my freshman year (1963-64). He was a good teacher. Many of us boys had a crush on his wife who could hold and apple and break it in half. Mr Mrazovich would warn of the dangers of smoking and told the smokers in the class they would see the day when cigarettes were $1.00/pk. the smokers in the class thought that was crazy since at the time they were .25/pk. Glad he's still around. Gary Eblen
Victor Rodriguez 19-Oct-2012 19:30
Mr Feduniak was also my teacher for Aviation Science back in 1977
Don Boyd08-Feb-2012 16:57
Tim, thank you for posting and my condolences on your dad's passing. You should put those videos on YouTube so others can enjoy them. If you do, send me the links so I can post them here.

Both coaches are still alive and kicking. I have breakfast with Coach Mike almost every Saturday and Coach Chuck and his wife Mary are also there maybe once a month. I'll be posting a photo of Coach Mike later today from last Saturday. He is now 91 and just got two eye lens replacements so his vision is almost perfect.

Don
Guest 08-Feb-2012 15:42
Wow! I stumbled on this thread today just entering Miami 1965. I'm Tim Mettar, son of Steve Mettar. My father played bass in the Tamburitzan Trio with Chuck for many years after he retired from Dade County. He passed away in 1993 while playing a job with the group @ FIU. Music was my fathers life and he cherished every moment playing with the group. I have all of his tapes and videos of the group from their practices and jobs.
harold martin 02-Dec-2011 13:03
hi! 1968 i remember coach Mrazovich at P E and mr. Feduniak was my driving teacher we were in the drivers ed course lot one day and in this car with this girl and she was driving she kept saying how nervous she was mr. Feduniak kept trying to calm her down and tell her she could do it she hit the gas peddel and slambed us in to the fence i think the north side of that lot bordered w49th st. we almost went through that fence he just looked at the ground shook his head and smlied he seen a lot of that i guess he never let her behind the wheel again,thank god! remember the principle Mr. Pease and the deans Mr. Lesner and Mr. Cook two other great coachs were coach Vince Proeddi and coach Hipkey who use to lead the pep rallies, great memories.
Mike Worley 15-Dec-2009 19:26
Mr. Feduniak was my teacher for Aviation Science and drivers Ed. He was one of the most friendliest and informative teacher at Hialeah High when I attended there in the late seventies / early eighties. My sister really enjoyed being in Mr. Mrazovich's class and he was also the student activities director (I think).
Don Boyd22-Oct-2008 05:59
Bruce: the Mrazovich name is spelled correctly. Thanks for posting your memories. Send me the name of that girlfriend in an e-mail (OldMiamiMemories@gmail.com) because I wonder if I knew her.....

Don
Guest 22-Oct-2008 05:21
I was good friends with Vince Mrazovich (shouldn't there be a vowel between the 'M' and the 'R'?), the coach's son, and I also knew Coach M. He was my study hall teacher. I had a really hot girlfriend (my first really, in high school, and as it turned out, my first piece of ass. I doubt it was her first.) in 10th grade. I remember that my girlfriend (she did track and gymnastics) would always tell me that Mr Mrazovich would tell her that I was a no-good piece of shit, (I'm paraphrasing here) that is, mad, bad and dangerous to know, like lady Caroline said of the poet George Gordon Lord Byron. Anyway, you tell her a thing like that and it is just encourages her, makes her loins start to churn to a lather. A lot of girls are like that. I should know.Note to Coach M.: She was wilder than I was.
Our relationship petered out in our senior year
I played baseball, football and was on the track team. Vince played basketball. I remember both Vince and his father as being really good people. I mean, what the fuck? He the coach was fucking right on about me. I believe Vince still lives in S. Florida. I last saw both Vince and Chuck at the Hialeah H.S. class of 69's 30th class reunion. Great memories. Two good guys. Great sight from this guy "Boyd," is it.

Thanks, Bruce Wiggins
Class of 69
Guest 11-Oct-2008 19:40
WOW, Mr. Mrazovich was my teacher in Hialeah High. I remember he like to collect antiques. Good teacher, its nice to see him.