Saturday, April 2, 2011

Wojciechowski removes name from Dayton search

Duke associate head coach Steve Wojciechowski had discussions with Dayton officials about the Flyers’ head coaching position but removed his name from consideration for the job, Duke spokesman Matt Plizga said Saturday afternoon.

A guard for the Blue Devils from 1994 to 1998, Wojciechowski, 34, shares Duke’s associate head coach duties with Chris Collins and has been on Mike Krzyzewski’s staff since 1999-2000.

Wojciechowski coaches the big men for the Blue Devils. He also has served as a court coach and scout for Krzyzewski with the United States Senior National team, which won the gold medal in the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China.

Dayton is looking for a replacement for Brian Gregory, who left to coach Georgia Tech.

Ken Tysiac

Ken Tysiac


Anonymous said...

seems like a lot of duke assistant coaches are scared to go out on their own. 11 years as an assistant on "the greatest college coach" should prepare you to take a nice first-time head coaching gig. interesting.

Anonymous said...

Plenty of Duke assistants out there as head coaches with varying levels of success.

Who knows why he didn't take it, maybe he wasn't even offered the position or didn't like their offer. I think Duke assistants tend to stick around because they have it pretty sweet as is.