College of Charleston President Glenn McConnell has ordered a second investigation of embattled basketball coach Doug Wojcik based on new allegations of a physical confrontation with a player and verbal abuse of athletic department staff.
One of the allegations in the new report includes a physical confrontation between Wojcik and former Cougar guard Trevonte Dixon, which occurred during a game in the 2012-13 season, multiple sources told The Post and Courier. A source also said a video of the confrontation between Wojcik and Dixon is part of the report.
Dixon transferred to Francis Marion following the 2012-13 season.
The McConnell probe follows a previous investigation that produced a 50-page report exposing dozens of allegations of Wojcik lashing out at players with obscenities, personal attacks and physical threats.
The original report was compiled with input from 12 players, 10 of them anonymous and obtained by The Post and Courier earlier this month.
College Athletic Director Joe Hull told players during a meeting on June 30 that he was going to fire Wojcik. However, outgoing president George Benson overruled Hull and suspended Wojcik without pay for the month of August and ordered him to undergo mandatory counseling, multiple sources confirmed.
The new investigation is an attempt to find cause to fire Wojcik, despite the agreement that was reached between Benson and the coach, according to sources.
If the College fires Wojcik with cause they would probably not have to pay the full $1.2 million remaining on his contract, which extends three more seasons.
The attorney that led the new investigation is Henry W. Frampton, IV, of the McNair Law Firm, multiple sources confirmed. Frampton left the investigation late last week. Frampton did not return phone calls or emails Tuesday night.
This is just the latest twist in the Wojcik saga that has stretched out nearly a month.
On Tuesday, the entire Cougar team held an hour-long workout at TD Arena with assistant coaches Antonio Reynolds Dean, Joe Wallace and Ryan Freeberg. Wojcik did not attend the practice.
All three assistant coaches were scheduled to leave town this week to recruit in Louisville and Las Vegas.
Wojcik has kept a low profile since the initial report was made public, but last week was sent out to recruit - making stops in North Augusta, Aiken and Atlanta - by the school's administration, which included McConnell, sources said.
The College's Board of Trustees are scheduled to meet Wednesday to change the school's mission statement. After a bill to form a research university in Charleston failed in the last legislative session, an official from the state's Commission on Higher Education said the group could approve C of C becoming a research university if it changed its mission statement.
The subject of Wojcik's future wasn't on the official agenda, but could be discussed along with the second report when the board moves into executive session.
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