Former TU coach Doug Wojcik hired as new coach at College of Charleston
BY ERIC BAILEY World Sports Writer
Sunday, April 01, 2012
4/01/12 at 6:59 AM
Former Tulsa basketball coach Doug Wojcik will be the next coach at the College of Charleston.
Wojcik spent the last seven seasons at TU. He is the school's all-time leader for coaching wins with 140.
"This is an exciting time for my family and me to be the head coach at the College of Charleston," Wojcik said in a statement. "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."
The 47-year-old Wojcik will take over a program that was led by Cremins, who missed College of Charleston's final 11 games and retired due to health reasons.
College of Charleston president George Benson said Wojcik stood out among quality candidates.
"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," Benson said. "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 Golden Hurricane played in the Charleston Classic this past season.
College of Charleston, a member of the Southern Conference, finished 19-12 this past season. The program has averaged 23.5 victories per season.
College of Charleston last played in the NCAA Tournament in 1999, where it lost a first-round game against Tulsa.
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