Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Marquette has hired Duke associate head coach Steve Wojciechowski as its new basketball coach.
Coach Wojo has worked with Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski for 19 years, including 15 as an assistant.
He is the second high-profile Coach K assistant to leave in the last two years, following Chris Collins, who took the Northwestern job.
Wojo, 37, replaces Buzz Williams, who resigned March 21 for the Virginia Tech job.
Marquette also reportedly interviewed VCU’s Shaka Smart and Tennessee’s Cuonzo Martin.
“Steve has led under one of the top coaches in the nation for more than a decade, and he is committed to leading our student-athletes to success both on and off the court,” President-Elect Michael R. Lovell said. “In my conversations with Steve, I quickly became confident and convinced that he will immediately build on Marquette’s longstanding tradition of excellence in basketball. His work ethic combined with his experience makes him the perfect fit for our future.”
“Steve Wojciechowski is a proven winner and has excelled as both an associate head coach and player at the highest level of men’s basketball,” Interim President Robert A. Wild, S.J. said. “This follows our historic news of President-Elect Lovell last week and continues our momentum to take a great university and basketball program to even loftier heights.”
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.