Cougars' Wojcik won't quit

College of Charleston basketball coach Doug Wojcik has three years left on his contract.

Embattled College of Charleston basketball coach Doug Wojcik has every intention of remaining as the school's head coach when the Cougars tip off this fall.

Despite allegation of verbal abuse that led to a month-long investigation, Wojcik said through his attorney, Scott Tompsett, that he has no plans of stepping down any time soon.

"It's not true that coach Wojcik is quitting," Tompsett said in a prepared statement. "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 three years left on his contract that pays him just more than $400,000 annually.

If fired without cause, the College of Charleston would owe Wojcik $1.2 million.

The College of Charleston's investigation exposed dozens of examples of Wojcik lashing out at players with obscenities, personal attacks and physical threats.

The 50-page report, obtained Thursday by The Post and Courier, was compiled with input from 12 players, 10 of them anonymous.

Wojcik is painted as a "Jekyll and Hyde" character who bullies and demeans his players.

After meeting with players this past Monday, College of Charleston athletic director Joe Hull wanted to fire Wojcik, a source told The Post and Courier. But then-College president George Benson overruled Hull and handed out a one-month suspension without pay and mandatory counselling with a zero tolerance for future behavior. The loss of a month's pay would be more than $33,000.

"As far as he's concerned, the investigation is over," Tompsett said in the statement. "And coach Wojcik has started making amends and working on correcting his actions, as set forth in President Benson's decision. We're hopeful the team will move forward with him toward a successful season in the Colonial Athletic Association."

Glenn McConnell took over as the College's president on Tuesday and has met with the players at least once during the week.

"I'm speaking for myself when I say this: everyone deserves a chance to correct their mistakes," Thompsett said in the statement. "This is the first time the College received complaints, and it did the right thing by conducting a thorough investigation and bringing it to coach Wojcik's attention.

"He's taken this very seriously, as he should. And since the investigation began right through to President Benson's decision, he's been cooperative and compliant. And like anyone else, coach Wojcik deserves a chance to make things right."

Wojcik was hired in 2012 after Bobby Cremins retired. The Cougars were 24-11 in his first season and advanced to the final of the Southern Conference tournament. The Cougars jumped to the much more competitive CAA his past season and were 14-18 overall.