Who is Doug Wojcik?
With over 25 years of experience as a college basketball coach, Doug Wojcik was a head coach in Division I for around nine years where he managed to average 20 wins in each season and he compiled a record of 178-121 (.595). His overall conference record was 88-58 (.602).
Besides his great success on the court, every one of the senior student-athletes that Wojcik coached earned their degree, which amounted to a graduation rate over his nine years of tenure of 100 percent.
For the 2015-16 season, Wojcik was special assistant to Mark Few, the Gonzaga head coach. During this season, the Bulldogs were to earn the West Coast Conference tournament and regular season titles – their fourth straight time of achieving this – together with an NCAA Tournament 18th consecutive appearance, and a Sweet 16 berth – the second in a row – with an overall record of 28-8.
Before his arrival at Gonzaga, Doug Wojcik enjoyed two seasons at the College of Charleston where he was the head coach. There, he successfully led his team to an overall mark of 38-29. During the 2012-13 season – his first season in charge of Charleston, the team was to post a 24-11 record, inclusive of a regular-season conference record of 14-4 and a Southern Conference championship game appearance.
In his second year at Charleston, Wojcik successfully transitioned his program in second Division I to a conference that was higher ranked. For its inaugural year when in the Colonial Athletic Association, the team led the league in terms of scoring defense (62.7 ppg) as well as in rebounding margin (+5.5), and nationally, this ranked 27th and 20th.
During the seasons between 2005 and 2012, Wojcik was in charge of the men’s basketball program at the University of Tulsa where he was to have 140 career wins, thereby surpassing other legendary coaches such as Clarence Iba and Nolan Richardson. With the Golden Hurricane, he had a 60 percent winning percentage which was career winning, and averaged a very impressive 20 wins per season.
Wojcik, over his seven-year tenure at Tulsa, took a squad that previously only had nine wins to the point that they were to post no less than four consecutive 20-win seasons. That included back‐to‐back 25‐win campaigns, advancing to the Conference USA Tournament’s championship game in both 2008 and 2009, winning the 2008 College Basketball Invitational title, and he also received a couple of NIT at-large bids during the 2009 and 2010 seasons.
Throughout Wojcik’s time at Tulsa, the team was among the top defensive teams in C-USA while it ranked as one of the top defenses in the entire country. Wojcik also developed three NBA players of the future in Jordan Clarkson, Jerome Jordan, and Ben Uzoh, and Justin Hurtt was the leading scorer in Conference USA. What’s more, he recruited and then developed no less than three of the leading scorers in Tulsa’s all-time top 10 in Jerome Jordan (no. 10), Justin Hurtt (no. 8), and Ben Uzoh (no. 3).
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