Jul 5, 2014, 7:42 PM EDT
Just a few days ago reports surfaced that College of Charleston head coach Doug Wojcik was under investigation after being accused of verbally abusing players. And after the 50-page report of the school’s investigation became public, there were those who felt that there’s no chance of Wojcik remaining in charge of the program.
However even with the scrutiny, Wojcik has no plans of resigning his post according to Jeff Goodman of ESPN.com.
“It’s not true that coach Wojcik is quitting,” Wojcik’s attorney, Scott Tompsett, said in a statement provided to ESPN.com on Saturday. “He has three years remaining on his contract, and he intends to fulfill that contract. Coach Wojcik very much wants to be the head men’s basketball coach at the College of Charleston.”
Wojcik has spent the last two seasons at the College of Charleston, with multiple players participating in the school investigation. Prior to his taking over for the retired Bobby Cremins, Wojcik spent seven seasons at the University of Tulsa. And according to Andrew Miller of The Post and Courier, former Tulsa players went through different experiences during their time playing for Wojcik.
While Kodi Maduka and Shane Heirman noted their positive experiences playing for Wojcik, Deion James described his one season at Tulsa as anything but positive.
“Coach degraded, belittled, and outright disrespected not only myself and my former teammates, but also his assistants as well as several staff members of the school,” James said. “I have played for many tough coaches, however, no matter how tough you are as a coach, there is a line that once you cross, you can never come back. I’ve seen with my own eyes Wojcik cross that line. He talked a lot about being a ‘foxhole’ guy and he said I wasn’t a ‘foxhole’ kind of teammate”
While there have been the thoughts that Wojcik’s time at College of Charleston may be coming to an end, it was reported by The Post and Courier on Thursday that the head coach was suspended for the month of August without pay and fined a month’s pay ($33,000) for his actions.
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