About Doug Wojcik
Doug Wojcik is a veteran college basketball coach with more
than 25 years of experience. Currently, Wojcik is the Director of Recruiting for head coach Tom Izzo and the Michigan State Spartans. A Division I head coach for nine years, Wojcik averaged 20 wins per season while compiling an overall record of 178-121
(.595), and an overall conference record of 88-58 (.602). In addition to his
teams’ success on the court, all 21 of Wojcik’s senior student-athletes earned
their degrees, achieving a nine-year graduation rate of 100 percent.
In the last two seasons, Michigan State has won back-to-back Big Ten regular season championships, the 2019 Big Ten tournament championship and advanced to the 2019 Final Four, a nation’s-best eighth Final Four in 21 seasons. Overall, the Spartans are 54-16 including a 30-10 Big Ten record.
Prior to returning to Michigan State, Wojcik spent a season at East Carolina University, and the 2015-16 season at Gonzaga University, where the Bulldogs
earned their fourth-straight West Coast Conference regular-season and
tournament titles, their 18th consecutive appearance in the NCAA
Tournament, and a second-straight Sweet 16 berth with a 28-8 overall
Wojcik spent two seasons as the Head Coach at the College of Charleston (2012-14), where he led his team to a 38‐29 overall mark. In his first season, the team posted a 24‐11 record, including a 14‐4 regular-season conference record and an appearance in the Southern Conference championship game. They also defeated No. 21‐ranked Baylor on the road, recorded an impressive 11 road wins (which tied for the second‐most in Division I), and earned a postseason berth to the College Basketball Invitational.
In year two, Wojcik transitioned his second Division I program into a higher‐ranked conference. In its inaugural year in the Colonial Athletic Association, College of Charleston led the league in scoring defense (62.7 ppg) and rebounding margin (+5.5), which ranked 27th and 20th nationally.
From 2005 to 2012, Wojcik led the University of Tulsa men’s basketball program and became the all‐time winningest head coach in program history with 140 career wins, surpassing legendary coaches Clarence Iba (137) and Nolan Richardson (119). He held a career winning percentage of 60 percent and averaged 20 wins per season with the Golden Hurricane.
In his seven years at Tulsa, Wojcik took a nine‐win squad before his arrival and posted four consecutive 20‐win seasons, including back‐to‐back 25‐win campaigns, advanced to the championship game of the Conference USA Tournament in 2008 and 2009, won the inaugural College Basketball Invitational title in 2008, and received two NIT at-large bids in 2009 and 2010.
During his tenure, Tulsa was one of C‐USA's top defensive teams and ranked among the top defenses in the country. Wojcik developed three future NBA players in Ben Uzoh, Jerome Jordan and Jordan Clarkson (2015 NBA All‐Rookie First Team), as well as Conference USA leading scorer Justin Hurtt. He also recruited four of the top 10 all-time leading scorers in Tulsa history in Uzoh (No. 3), James Woodard (No. 4), Hurtt (No. 8) and Jerome Jordan (No. 10).
Wojcik spent 15 years as an assistant coach at the U.S. Naval Academy, Notre Dame, North Carolina and Michigan State. He spent two seasons at Michigan State under Hall of Famer Tom Izzo before his appointment at Tulsa. Wojcik was instrumental in MSU’s run to the 2005 NCAA Final Four. MSU finished the season with a 26‐7 record and a 13‐3 Big Ten Conference mark.
Before his original stint at Michigan State, Wojcik spent three years as an assistant coach at North Carolina from 2000 to 2003. In his first season, North Carolina earned a No. 1 national ranking, posted a 26‐7 overall mark, a 13‐3 league record and won a share of the ACC regular-season title.
Wojcik's recruiting expertise and ability was clearly evident while at UNC. He helped bring in recruiting classes ranked second in the nation in both 2001 and 2002. These classes included one McDonald's All‐American in 2001 (Jawad Williams) and three in 2002 (Raymond Felton, Rashad McCants and Sean May). Wojcik also served as head coach of the junior varsity program at North Carolina for three years.
While in Chapel Hill, Wojcik was named a "Head Coach in the Waiting" by Athlon Sports in 2001 and by ESPN's Jay Bilas in 2003. He also was named as an "Assistant Coach on the Rise" by ESPN.com's Andy Katz.
Prior to North Carolina, Wojcik spent one season at Notre Dame, helping the Fighting Irish post a 22‐15 record and earn a berth in the 2000 NIT championship game. In his one season at Notre Dame, he recruited McDonald's All‐Americans Chris Thomas and Ryan Humphrey.
Wojcik began his coaching career in 1990‐91 as an assistant coach at Navy, where he coached his alma mater for nine seasons and helped the Midshipmen reach the NCAA Tournament three times in 1994, 1997 and 1998.
During his collegiate playing career from 1984 to 1987, Wojcik led the Midshipmen to the NCAA Tournament three straight seasons, including a 1986 Elite Eight appearance. He started every game at point guard for three seasons, helping Navy post a 26‐6 record as a sophomore, followed by marks of 30‐5 and 26‐6 in his final two seasons. Overall, Navy was 82‐17 in his three years as a starter.
In 1986, teammate David Robinson turned over his Colonial Athletic Association MVP Award to Wojcik, citing his unselfish play and leadership abilities. During his career, Wojcik established school records for most assists in a single game (14), season (251) and career (714). As a senior, Wojcik was selected as the Coaches' Calvert Award winner, presented by the Naval Academy Athletic Association to recognize a graduating varsity letterwinner who displayed leadership, consistent effort, loyalty and dedication to the sport, and who had taken their ability beyond the expectations of the coach, peers and themselves.
Overall, Wojcik was a part of - either as a player or coach - every conference tournament title won by Navy and six of the school's 11 NCAA Tournament bids.
A 1987 graduate with a bachelor’s degree in physical science, Wojcik was commissioned as a Naval Officer and attended Surface Warfare Officer School in Newport, R.I. He was assigned to the USS W.S. Sims out of Mayport, Fla., where he served as First Lieutenant and Engineering Officer for two years prior to beginning his coaching career.
Originally from Wheeling, W. Va., Wojcik and his wife, Lael, a 1990 U. S. Naval Academy graduate and former basketball and track athlete, are the proud parents of two sons, Paxson and Denham.
Overall Head Coaching Record: 178‐121 (.595) – Nine Years
- 2018-present – Director of Recruiting, Michigan State University - NCAA Final Four (2019)
- 2017-2018 (One Season) – Assistant Coach, East Carolina University
- 2015‐2016 (One Season) – Special Assistant to the Head Coach, Gonzaga ‐ 28‐8 (.777) ‐ NCAA Sweet 16 (2016)
- 2012‐2014 (Two Seasons) – Head Coach, College of Charleston ‐ 38‐29 (.567) ‐ CBI (2013)
- 2005‐2012 (Seven Seasons) – Head Coach, Tulsa ‐ 140‐92 (.603) ‐ NIT (2009, 2010) and CBI Champions (2008)
- 2004‐2005 (One Season) – Associate Head Coach, Michigan State ‐ 44‐19 (.698) – NCAA Final Four (2005)
- 2003‐2004 (One Season) – Assistant Coach, Michigan State ‐ NCAA Tournament (2004)
- 2000‐2003 (Three Seasons) – Assistant Coach, North Carolina ‐ 53‐43 (.552) ‐ NCAA Tournament (2001), NIT (2003)
- 1999‐2000 (One Season) – Assistant Coach, Notre Dame ‐ 22‐15 (.595) ‐ NIT (2000)
- 1990‐1999 (Nine Seasons) – Assistant Coach, Navy ‐ 133‐123 (.520) ‐ NCAA Tournament (1994, 1997, 1998)
NBA PLAYERS RECRUITED OR COACHED
2020 - Xavier Tillman, Michigan State (2nd Round, 35th Overall, Sacramento Kings)
2020 - Cassius Winston, Michigan State (2nd Round, 53rd Overall, Oklahoma City Thunder)
2018 - Joe Chealey, College of Charleston (Undrafted, Charlotte Hornets)
2016 – Domantas Sabonis, Gonzaga University (1st Round, 11th Overall, Oklahoma City Thunder)
2016 – Kyle Wiltjer, Gonzaga University (Undrafted, Houston Rockets)
2014 – Jordan Clarkson, Tulsa/ Missouri (2nd Round, 46th Overall, Washington Wizards)
2010 – Jerome Jordan, University of Tulsa (2nd Round, 44th Overall, Milwaukee Bucks)
2010 – Ben Uzoh, University of Tulsa (Undrafted, Toronto Raptors)
2009 – Goran Suton, Michigan State (2nd Round, 50th Overall, Utah Jazz)
2007 – Reyshawn Terry, North Carolina (2nd Round, 44th Overall, Orlando Magic)
2006 – Maurice Ager, Michigan State (1st Round, 28th Overall, Dallas Mavericks)
2006 – Shannon Brown, Michigan State (1st Round, 25th Overall, Cleveland Cavaliers)
2006 – Paul Davis, Michigan State (2nd Round, 34th Overall, Los Angeles Clippers)
2006 – David Noel, North Carolina (2nd Round, 39th Overall, Milwaukee Bucks)
2005 – Alan Anderson, Michigan State (Undrafted, Toronto Raptors)
2005 – Raymond Felton, North Carolina (1st Round, 5th Overall, Charlotte Bobcats)
2005 – Sean May, North Carolina (1st Round, 13th Overall, Charlotte Bobcats)
2005 – Rashad McCants, North Carolina (1st Round, 14th Overall, Minnesota Timberwolves)
2005 – Jawad Williams, North Carolina (Undrafted, Los Angeles Clippers)
2003 – Matt Carroll, Notre Dame (Undrafted, Charlotte Bobcats)
2002 – Ryan Humphrey, Notre Dame (1st Round, 19th Overall, Utah Jazz)
2001 – Joe Forte, North Carolina (1st Round, 21st Overall, Boston Celtics)
2001 – Troy Murphy, Notre Dame (1st Round, 14th Overall, Golden State Warriors)
2001 – Brendan Haywood, North Carolina (1st Round, 20th Overall, Cleveland Cavaliers)
1999 – Eddie Lucas, Navy/Virginia Tech (2nd Round, 58th Overall, Utah Jazz)
College: U.S. Naval Academy, 1987
High School: Central Catholic High School, 1982
Born: April 12, 1964
Hometown: Wheeling, W. Va.
Children: Paxson (20) and Denham (18)
20 Wins per Season Average • 178-121 (.595) Record
Tulsa's All-Time Winningest Coach • 100% Graduation Rate