Doug Wojcik

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Doug Wojcik
Sport(s) Basketball
Current position
Title Assistant coach
Team East Carolina
Conference AAC
Biographical details
Born (1964-04-12) April 12, 1964 (age 53)
Wheeling, West Virginia
Playing career
1983–1987 Navy
Position(s) Point guard
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1990–1999 Navy (asst.)
1999–2000 Notre Dame (asst.)
2000–2003 North Carolina (asst.)
2003–2004 Michigan State (asst.)
2004–2005 Michigan State (assoc.)
2005–2012 Tulsa
2012–2014 College of Charleston
2017–present East Carolina (asst.)
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
2015–2016 Gonzaga (special asst.)
Head coaching record
Overall 178–121 (.595) [1]
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
CBI (2008)
Awards

As coach:

  • Winningest coach in University of Tulsa history (140)

As player:

Frederick Douglas Wojcik[2] (pronounced WO-jick[3]) (born April 12, 1964) is a veteran college basketball coach with more than 25 years of experience. Currently, Wojcik is an assistant men's basketball coach at East Carolina University, a member of the American Athletic Conference (AAC). A Division I head coach for nine years, Wojcik averaged 20 wins per season while compiling an overall record of 178-121 (.595), and an overall conference record of 88-58 (.602). In addition to his teams’ success on the court, all 21 of Wojcik’s senior student-athletes earned their degrees, achieving a nine-year graduation rate of 100 percent. He is the winningest coach in the storied history of the University of Tulsa, with 140 wins. He is a native of Wheeling, West Virginia.

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

In high school, he played at Wheeling Central Catholic High School under the prolific Skip Prosser, who would go on to coach at Loyola (MD), Xavier and Wake Forest.[4] Wojcik graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1987 and served in the Navy until 1992. While at Navy, Wojcik had a very successful playing career as a three-year starter at point guard for the Midshipmen alongside Hall of Famer David Robinson, amassing several team records for assists. He also received the prestigious Coaches' Calvert Award presented by the Naval Academy Athletic Association. Once Wojcik completed his military service he returned to Annapolis as an assistant coach. Wojcik continued his coaching career at Notre Dame, North Carolina and Michigan State until he was hired for his first head coaching job by Tulsa.[5] He was considered one of the top assistants in the country,[6] being named a "Head Coach in the Waiting" by Athlon Sports in 2001 and by ESPN's Jay Bilas in 2003.[3] Wojcik was also recognized as "Assistant Coach on the Rise" by Andy Katz of ESPN.com.[3]

University of Tulsa[edit]

In the 2005–06 season, his first year as a head coach, Wojcik led the Golden Hurricane to an 11–17 record,[7] an improvement over two consecutive 9-win seasons in 2003–04[8] and 2004–05.[9] His second season saw more improvement, with a final 20–11 overall record and a 9–7 Conference USA record,[10] TU's first winning conference record in three years.

During the 2011-12 season, Wojcik won his 138th game at Tulsa, passing Clarence Iba as the winningest coach in school history. However, citing a decline in season ticket sales, Tulsa fired him on March 11, 2012.[11]

College of Charleston[edit]

Wojcik became head coach at the College of Charleston in 2012 and coached two seasons there, taking the Cougars to the Southern Conference tournament finals in 2013.

In July 2014, an internal investigation found it "likely" Wojcik had been verbally abusive toward players. Outgoing president P. George Benson retained but suspended Wojcik for the month of August.[12][13] [14] On August 6, new president Glenn McConnell announced that Wojcik had been fired for "just cause."[15] Since Wojcik was still under contract, the matter was briefly disputed between the two parties. However, in September 2014, Charleston and Wojcik reached a settlement, and agreed not to make further comments on the issue.[13]

East Carolina University[edit]

Doug Wojcik was named the assistant men's basketball coach for East Carolina University on Sept. 1, 2017.

Head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Tulsa Golden Hurricane (Conference USA) (2005–2012)
2005–06 Tulsa 11–17[7] 6–8[7] T–6th[16]
2006–07 Tulsa 20–11[10] 9–7[10] T–4th[17]
2007–08 Tulsa 25–14[18] 8–8[18] T–5th[19] CBI Champions[18]
2008–09 Tulsa 25–11[20] 12–4[20] 2nd[21] NIT Second Round[20]
2009–10 Tulsa 23–12[22] 10–6[22] 4th[23] NIT First Round[22]
2010–11 Tulsa 19–13[24] 11–5[24] T–2nd[25]
2011–12 Tulsa 17–14[26] 10–6[26] T–3rd[27]
Tulsa: 140–92[1] (.603) 68–44 (.607)
College of Charleston Cougars (Southern Conference) (2012–2013)
2012–13 College of Charleston 24–11 14–4 2nd (South) CBI First Round
College of Charleston Cougars (Colonial Athletic Association) (2013–2014)
2013–14 College of Charleston 14–18 6–10 6th
College of Charleston: 38–29 (.567) 20–14 (.588)
Total: 178–121 (.595)

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Source -- Doug Wojcik of Tulsa Golden Hurricane hired to coach College of Charleston - ESPN
  2. ^ Haisten, Bill (May 1, 2005). "Man on a mission; Doug Wojcik begins process of rebuilding Hurricane basketball program". Tulsa World. Retrieved November 7, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c "Doug Wojcik". College of Charleston Athletics. Retrieved March 30, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Doug Wojcik". North Carolina Tar Heels. Archived from the original on April 7, 2005. 
  5. ^ Wojcik was Spartans' associate head coach - Men's College Basketball - ESPN
  6. ^ Wojcik inheriting team that finished 9-20 - Men's College Basketball - ESPN
  7. ^ a b c Tulsa Golden Hurricane Basketball 2005-06 Schedule - Golden Hurricane Home and Away - ESPN
  8. ^ Tulsa Golden Hurricane Basketball 2003-04 Schedule - Golden Hurricane Home and Away - ESPN
  9. ^ Tulsa Golden Hurricane Basketball 2004-05 Schedule - Golden Hurricane Home and Away - ESPN
  10. ^ a b c Tulsa Golden Hurricane Basketball 2006-07 Schedule - Golden Hurricane Home and Away - ESPN
  11. ^ Tulsa Golden Hurricane fire head coach Doug Wojcik - ESPN
  12. ^ Andrew Miller; Gene Sapakoff (2014-07-04). "College of Charleston coach Doug Wojcik hammered in report, accused of verbal abuse and physical threats". The Post and Courier. 
  13. ^ a b "Fired Doug Wojcik gets $400K". ESPN. 2014-09-16. 
  14. ^ Miller, Andrew (2014-07-22). "College of Charleston President Glenn McConnell orders second investigation of Coach Doug Wojcik". The Post and Courier. 
  15. ^ Miller, Andrew (August 5, 2014). "College of Charleston fires Doug Wojcik; Anthony Johnson 'definitely interested' in job". Post and Courier. Archived from the original on August 7, 2014. Retrieved July 12, 2017. 
  16. ^ Conference USA Standings (2005–06) - College Basketball - ESPN
  17. ^ Conference USA Standings (2006–07) - College Basketball - ESPN
  18. ^ a b c Tulsa Golden Hurricane Basketball 2007-08 Schedule - Golden Hurricane Home and Away - ESPN
  19. ^ Conference USA Standings (2007–08) - College Basketball - ESPN
  20. ^ a b c Tulsa Golden Hurricane Basketball 2008-09 Schedule - Golden Hurricane Home and Away - ESPN
  21. ^ Conference USA Standings (2008–09) - College Basketball - ESPN
  22. ^ a b c Tulsa Golden Hurricane Basketball 2009-10 Schedule - Golden Hurricane Home and Away - ESPN
  23. ^ Conference USA Standings (2009–10) - College Basketball - ESPN
  24. ^ a b Tulsa Golden Hurricane Basketball 2010-11 Schedule - Golden Hurricane Home and Away - ESPN
  25. ^ Conference USA Standings (2010–11) - College Basketball - ESPN
  26. ^ a b Tulsa Golden Hurricane Basketball 2011-12 Schedule - Golden Hurricane Home and Away - ESPN
  27. ^ Conference USA Standings (2011–12) - College Basketball - ESPN