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Yonkers basketball coach comes out

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Anthony Nicodemo, the varsity boys' basketball coach at Saunders High School in Yonkers, N.Y., went on a Nike-sponsored summit for gay sports figures last week. He came away from that trip knowing it was the right time to come out.

Nicodemo's t-shirt says "#BETRUE" from Nike's gay rights campaign. After the summit, he knew he had to be true to himself. He told the principal, assistant coaches and some close friends that he is gay. Then it came time to tell his current team. He said the players' support blew him away.

In April, NBA player Jason Collins announced that he is gay. He was just one of the speakers at the Nike summit whose words empowered Nicodemo.

When Fox 5 interviewed the coach, the principal and some other school staff were there. They said they support him 100 percent and that all that matters is that he is a great guy and a great coach.

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