Mesquite H.S. students rally to support coaches

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GILBERT -- Dozens of students at Gilbert's Mesquite High School gathered early Wednesday morning to show their support for several of the school's athletic coaches, specifically the varsity basketball coach.

Last week, Tom Saltzstein tendered his resignation after a meeting with the school's principal and athletic director. While some said Saltzstein's resignation was forced and that a new coach was being brought in, the athletic director said that wasn't the case.

Saltzstein has since withdrawn his resignation, but the district is not allowing it and that has some students quite upset.

Last year, Mesquite went 25 and 5, and won the 5a-1 Central Region tournament.