Doug Wojcik

From

From Painting to Fishing: Members of Loyola Athletics Teams Share Their Hobbies

When they’re not shooting hoops or spiking the ball, Loyola student-athletes don’t just spend the rest of their time with their noses in the books. Rather, many have hobbies just like any other person. Women’s volleyball middle blocker Elle Van Grinsven likes to spend her time watercolor painting. Meanwhile, men’s basketball guard Paxson Wojcik can often be found with a fishing pole when he’s not in the gym. Read the full article in the Loyola Phoenix

Harvard

Harvard basketball commit Denham Wojcik returning to Porter-Gaud

It’s unlikely that many even noticed. There was a late addition to Porter-Gaud’s roster ahead of the 2017 state playoffs. The lineup already included six future college commits, two projected to one day be NBA draft picks. So the chances that anyone paid much attention to the call-up of a 5-foot-7 eighth-grader from the junior varsity are as slim as his 120-pound frame. Read the full story in Moultrie News
Michigan

Michigan State keeps rolling with Jaden Akins

Recruiting Coordinator Doug Wojcik hasn't slowed down these last few months, despite the challenging circumstances. In fact, Tom Izzo and Michigan State's great summer of recruiting just keeps rolling on with the addition of another four-star prospect to their 2021 class. Read the full story in Basketball Recruiting
Rich

Rich get richer as Michigan State lands 'super quick' four-star point guard Jaden Akins

There’s no telling if there will be college basketball this fall and winter, but that’s hardly slowed the recruiting momentum in East Lansing. On Thursday afternoon, Tom Izzo and his staff – including Recruiting Coordinator Doug Wojcik – kept the ball rolling as Michigan State gained a commitment from four-star point guard Jaden Akins of Farmington. Read the full story in the Detroit News

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 record. 

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.

20 Wins per Season Average • 178-121 (.595) Record

Team N Team Notre Dame Team North Carolina Team Michigan State Team University of Tulsa Team Charleston Team GU

Tulsa's All-Time Winningest Coach • 100% Graduation Rate

Contact Doug