2 Updates
NCAA: Marquette Hires Steve Wojciechowski as New Head Coach
Photo Credit: Getty Images

NCAA: Marquette Hires Steve Wojciechowski as New Head Coach

Apr 1 2014, 6:53pm CDT | by

The Marquette Golden Eagles hired former Duke Blue Devils assistant Steve Wojciechowski as their new head men's basketball coach on April 1.

The Marquette Golden Eagles hired former Duke Blue Devils assistant Steve Wojciechowski as their new head men's basketball coach on April 1.  According to Marquette's official athletics website ,...

Filed under: news

YouTube Videos

 
 
 

16 weeks ago

NCAA: Marquette Hires Steve Wojciechowski as New Head Coach

Apr 1 2014, 6:53pm CDT | by

NCAA: Marquette Hires Steve Wojciechowski as New Head Coach Photo Credit: Getty Images

The Marquette Golden Eagles hired former Duke Blue Devils assistant Steve Wojciechowski as their new head men's basketball coach on April 1.

The Marquette Golden Eagles hired former Duke Blue Devils assistant Steve Wojciechowski as their new head men's basketball coach on April 1. 

According to Marquette's official athletics website , Wojciechowski becomes the 17th coach in the history of its men's basketball program: 

"Steve Wojciechowski (pronounced woe-ju-HOW-skee) associate head coach under Mike Krzyzewski at Duke University, has been named the 17th head coach of the Marquette University men's basketball program, announced president-elect Dr. Michael R. Lovell and interim president Dr. Robert A. Wild, S.J.

"Wojciechowski, 37, served as an assistant coach at Duke since the 1999-2000 season and was promoted to associate head coach in the summer of 2008. As a player and coach, he is a part of Duke's winning tradition, serving on the coaching staff for two NCAA tournament champions.

"During his tenure, the Blue Devils posted an incredible 441-92 record and competed in the NCAA tournament every year."  

Lovell told the university's official athletics website Wojciechowski is the "perfect fit" for the job.

"Steve had led under one of the top coaches in the nation for more than a decade, and he is committed to leading our student-athletes to success both on and off the court. In my conversations with Steve, I quickly become confident and convinced that he will immediately build on Marquette's longstanding tradition of excellence in basketball.

"His work ethic combined with his experience makes him the perfect fit for our future." 

For his part, Wojciechowski told the website he is excited to join an institution known for excellence in basketball and academics. 

"I come from an environment where the expectation is to win, and that is why I chose Marquette. I am particularly impressed with Marquette's investment in men's basketball and I'm thrilled to join an institution with so much rich history in both basketball and academic excellence. 

"Having been a student-athlete, I know firsthand what it takes to succeed both on and off the court, and I bring tremendous passion when it comes to shaping our players into successful athletes and men." 

Wojciechowski said Marquette's reputation as a basketball school lured him out of Duke, per The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel's Michael Hunt. 

"I am honored to take the lead of this program and build it to amazing heights. It just felt right. 

"The last 24 hours have been a whirlwind of emotions. But I kept coming back to the fact that it just felt right.

"Why (leave Duke) now? Because I think Marquette is the perfect place for me and my family. Like Duke, Marquette is a basketball-first school. There are not a lot of schools out there like that."

Wojciechowski replaces Buzz Williams, who resigned last month to become the coach of the Virginia Cavaliers, per The Associated Press' Joedy McCreary. Williams posted a 139-69 win-loss record at Marquette. 

McCreary also adds Wojciechowski is the second Krzyzewski assistant to become a head coach within a two-year span. The first was Chris Collins, who was hired to coach the Northwestern Wildcats last year. 

The other candidates for the Marquette coaching job were Virginia Commonwealth Rams coach Shaka Smart, former UCLA Bruins coach Ben Howland and Tennessee Volunteers coach Cuonzo Martin, according to Hunt. 

Wojciechowski was Krzyzewski's point guard at Duke for four seasons, eventually winding up in the university's all-time top 10 steals and assists, notes Andrew Gruman of Fox Sports Wisconsin.  

He played professional basketball in Poland for one season before working as an intern in the Duke Management Company and a radio analyst. 

 
Update
2

2 weeks ago

College hoops summer catchup: Big East Conference

Jul 10 2014 12:55pm CDT | Source: SBNation

The season of previewing is not upon us just yet, but the season of reviewing the state of each conference most certainly is. We continue today with a new Big East Conference looking to shake the negative perception that has lingered after a rough debut season. We've officially reached that awkward point in the college hoops offseason where the dust has mostly settled from all the transfer/coaching carousel madne ...
Source: SBNation   Full article at: SBNation
 

 

Don't miss ...

 


Poch de la Rosa follows all major U.S. sports: NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and the NCAA. His favorite teams are the Colts, Braves, Pacers, Sharks and Irish, respectively.

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

CWG: Ghosal, Anaka lose in squash
Glasgow, July 28 (IANS) Indian squash players Saurav Ghosal and Anaka Alankamony bit the dust Monday bringing to an end their individual campaigns in squash singles at the Commonwealth Games here.
 
 
England 452/5 at tea
Southampton, July 28 (IANS) England were batting at 452/5 at tea on Day 2 of the third cricket Test against India at the Rose Bowl here Monday.
 
 
Hockey: India out to prove a point against Australia
Glasgow, July 28 (IANS) Having registered consecutive victories against Wales and Scotland, India will be hoping to continue their winning spree when they face defending champions Australia in their next group game of the men's hockey tournament in the 2014 Commonwealth Games at the Glasgow National Hockey Centre here Tuesday.
 
 
England declare first innings at 569/7
Southampton, July 28 (IANS) England declared their first innings at 569 for seven on the second day of the third cricket Test against India at The Rose Bowl here Monday.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

CWG: Ghosal, Anaka lose in squash
Glasgow, July 28 (IANS) Indian squash players Saurav Ghosal and Anaka Alankamony bit the dust Monday bringing to an end their individual campaigns in squash singles at the Commonwealth Games here. While Ghosal lost...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
England 452/5 at tea
Southampton, July 28 (IANS) England were batting at 452/5 at tea on Day 2 of the third cricket Test against India at the Rose Bowl here Monday. Ian Bell and wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler were batting on 133 and 13...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Hockey: India out to prove a point against Australia
Glasgow, July 28 (IANS) Having registered consecutive victories against Wales and Scotland, India will be hoping to continue their winning spree when they face defending champions Australia in their next group game of...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
England declare first innings at 569/7
Southampton, July 28 (IANS) England declared their first innings at 569 for seven on the second day of the third cricket Test against India at The Rose Bowl here Monday. Ian Bell was the top scorer with 167 while Gary...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Hosts Scotland record best CWG gold haul
Glasgow, July 28 (IANS) Hosts Scotland recorded their highest Commonwealth Games gold haul here by picking up their 12th yellow metal Monday. Alex Marshall and Paul Foster won Scotland's historic 12th gold medal in...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Shooters Meena, Lajja fail to win medals
Glasgow, July 28 (IANS) A lot was expected from Indian shooters Meena Kumari and Lajja Gauswami but they failed to earn a medal from the women's 50-metre rifle prone finals at the Commonwealth Games here Monday. On a...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Gwen Stefani recommends acupuncture to pals
Gwen Stefani has been recommending acupuncture to all her friends. The 44-year-old mother-of-three started having the treatment after getting severe migraines while pregnant with her third son, Apollo, and has told all...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Tom Green's 'whirlwind' marriage to Drew Barrymore
Tom Green says his marriage to Drew Barrymore was a ''crazy whirlwind''. The MTV presenter tied the knot with the 'Charlie's Angels' star in 2001 but they separated just five months later and the 42-year-old host admits...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Kim Kardashian accused of kissing Brandon Jenner
Brody Jenner claims that his brother Brandon Jenner and stepsister Kim Kardashian once shared a kiss. The 30-year-old reality star blurted out the shock news during last night's (07.27.14) episode of 'Keeping Up with...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Renee Zellweger lists Connecticut farmhouse for 1.6m
Renee Zellweger has put her Connecticut farmhouse on the market for the second time in three years. The large four-bedroom colonial home first went up for sale in 2011 but failed to sell and now Renee has re-listed it...
Read more on Celebrity Balla