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Report: Marquette has hired Steve Wojciechowski

Apr 1, 2014, 11:07 AM EDT

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Marquette has hired Duke assistant Steve Wojciechowski to replace the departed Buzz Williams as head coach, according to a report from ESPN.com.

Wojo played for Duke in the late-90s, joining Coach K’s staff in 1999 and getting promoted to associate head coach in 2008. A formal announcement is expected soon.

Buzz Williams left Marquette in March, taking over the head coaching position at Virginia Tech. The Golden Eagles reportedly went after both Shaka Smart and Cuonzo Martin before finally settling on Wojo, who is now the 12th former Coach K assistant or player to land a head coaching gig. He joins Tommy Amaker (Harvard), Mike Brey (Notre Dame), Chris Collins (Northwestern), Johnny Dawkins (Stanford) and Bobby Hurley (Buffalo) as current head coaches.

Marquette was 17-15 last season and did not play in a postseason tournament, but the pieces are there. The key is going to be keeping those pieces aboard. He’s got a talented freshman class returning — Duane Wilson, JaJuan Johnson, Deonte Burton and Indiana transfer Luke Fischer — and may end up with an incoming recruiting class that features five kids, three of whom are top 100 recruits.

  1. orngnbl - Apr 1, 2014 at 1:48 PM

    Noooooooooo

    The Coach K coaching tree is a big pile of failure. Why does anyone think this guy will be different?

    • sportsfan18 - Apr 1, 2014 at 7:39 PM

      Tommy Amaker has done a great job at Harvard since 2007.

      His winning percentage is .600 now and it has been climbing lately.

      He has NOT flopped anywhere either.

      His winning percentage at his coaching stops are the following:

      Seton Hall .553%

      Michigan .563%

      Harvard .662%

      He now has 315 career wins as a head coach. Harvard was a mess before he arrived. He went 8 & 22 his first yr there with the team he inherited. In yr two they went 14 & 14.

      Since his 3rd yr, they’ve won 20 or more games now for 5 seasons.

  2. annapterp - Apr 1, 2014 at 2:27 PM

    Define failure? Amaker struggled at Michigan but doing well at Harvard. Brey has been mediocre. Dawkins is doing well at Stanford.

  3. tomtravis76 - Apr 1, 2014 at 6:20 PM

    Thought he was just going to wait it out until coach k hung up the whistle, but I guess he found out that is not going to be anytime soon. He should do just fine.

  4. El Pollo Loco - Apr 2, 2014 at 10:25 AM

    I always thought he would take over for coach k once he decided to retire.Good hire by Marquette

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