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Will former College of Charleston coach Doug Wojcik coach again?

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Will former College of Charleston coach Doug Wojcik coach again?

Former College of Charleston basketball coach Doug Wojcik

Since getting fired as the College of Charleston head basketball coach in August, Doug Wojcik has not spoken publicly about his desire to get back into coaching.

Those around Wojcik said the former Naval Academy star is content for now to spend time with his family and let the controversy die down over his firing at the College of Charleston for verbally abusing his players.

If Wojcik returns to coaching it'll have to be with an established coach or one who knows Wojcik personally, like Michigan State's Tom Izzo or Gonzaga's Mark Few. Wojcik worked for Izzo as an assistant coach from 2003-05 and has been friends with Few for many years.

"I just think if he's going to get back into it, it'll have to be with someone who either knows him, or has worked with him and can take the public relations hit," said ESPN basketball analyst Jeff Goodman. "Doug knows the game of basketball, so if there's some movement on someone's staff and that coach has some equity built up in his program, Doug could be a big asset."

Goodman thinks it's more likely that if Wojcik ends up in basketball again, it would be at the NBA level as a scout or in the front office in some capacity.

"There are a lot of ex-college coaches that are working in the NBA right now," Goodman said.

For now, Wojcik is enjoying his first winter away from coaching, watching his son Paxson play for the Porter-Gaud varsity basketball team. Paxson is one of just two eighth graders on the Cyclones roster this season.

"We're doing very well," Wojcik said in a text message.

Andrew Miller

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