College of Charleston fires head basketball coach Wojcik

  • Tuesday, August 5, 2014

College of Charleston fired men's head basketball coach Doug Wojcik Tuesday. RAINIER EHRHARDT/ASSOCIATED PRESS

College of Charleston announced the firing of men's basketball head coach Doug Wojcik Tuesday after months of investigation surrounding player abuse.

College of Charleston president Glenn McConnell announced the decision in the following statement released Tuesday afternoon:

"Dear Campus Community,

I am writing today to let you know I have made the decision to terminate Head Men's Basketball Coach Doug Wojcik's employment at the College of Charleston for just cause, pursuant to the terms of his contract, effective immediately.

You may have read media accounts or seen or heard information from other sources about the allegations regarding Mr. Wojcik. I want you to know, however, that the College of Charleston does not publicly discuss or comment on the specifics of personnel matters, unless there is a significantly compelling or legally mandated reason to do so.

As president, my highest priorities include the safeguarding of our College community, the preservation and enhancement of the College's excellent reputation, and the creation of a campus environment in which all students, faculty, staff, volunteers, friends and guests feel welcome, safe and respected.

I greatly appreciate your patience and understanding while the College works to find the best path forward for the men's basketball program. Effective immediately, Athletics Director Joe Hull is responsible for the men's basketball program.

I'm confident that our basketball program, and all our athletics programs, will continue to exemplify the high standards and outstanding reputation of the College, and I, along with other members of this administration, am dedicated to this end.

Glenn F. McConnell '69"

Wojcik led the Cougars to a 38-29 record in two seasons in Charleston. The Cougars advanced to the Southern Conference tournament finals in Wojcik's first season but stumbled to a 14-18 record last year, their first in the Colonial Athletic Association.

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