Doug Wojcik Hired At College Of Charleston

Monday, April 2nd 2012, 11:06 am
By: News On 6

Former Tulsa men's head basketball coach Doug Wojcik has been named the head coach at the College of Charleston in South Carolina.

"We had strong candidates, and a difficult choice to make," said President of the College of Charleston George Benson. "But Doug Wojcik stood out. Doug has had success at every level throughout his career, as a player, an assistant, and a head coach.

The University made the announcement Saturday and Wojcik will be officially introduced in a press conference Wednesday.

"This is an exciting time for my family and me to be the head coach at the College of Charleston," Wojcik said. "It is a dream come true. It is a great job, in a great city with a great basketball history with Coach (John) Kresse and Coach (Bobby) Cremins as well as a great group of student-athletes coming back next season."

"More importantly, as a head coach, he has run a clean program, and has done so over many years at a university with an excellent academic reputation," added President Benson. "Doug has been strongly recommended to us by some of the most successful coaches in college basketball. We believe Doug is an excellent fit for the College of Charleston."

The 47-year-old coach spent seven seasons at Tulsa. He became the all-time winningest head coach in program history with 140 career wins, but never took the Golden Hurricane to an NCAA tournament appearance.He held a career winning percentage of 60 percent and an average of 20 wins per season with the Golden Hurricane.

"My family and I look forward to being heavily involved with the college and Charleston community. I appreciate President Benson and Athletics Director Joe Hull for this wonderful opportunity to continue to build on Charleston's rich basketball tradition," said Wojcik.

Since being fired from TU after the 2011-12 season, the Golden Hurricane has named its new head coach—former KU assistant Danny Manning.

Related Story: Tulsa Officially Hires Danny Manning As Men's Head Coach

Manning will be introduced at the University of Tulsa in a press conference later this week.