San Jose, CA (Sports Network) - San Jose State has hired Boise State associate
coach Dave Wojcik as its new head men's basketball coach.
Wojcik has spent the last three seasons as the associate head coach under Leon
Rice and was part of the staff that led the Broncos to their first NCAA
Tournament appearance since 2008. He has more than 20 years of coaching
experience, including stints as an assistant at Wake Forest, Xavier and Tulsa.
"My family and I are thrilled and excited for this great opportunity," said
Wojcik. "I am honored to have the responsibility of taking San Jose State into
the Mountain West, one of the best basketball conferences in the nation."
Wojcik played college basketball at Loyola. He remains the only player in
school history to record a triple-double, with 14 points, 10 rebounds and 11
assists against St. Francis (PA) in 1989.
San Jose State athletics director Gene Bleymaier believes in Wojcik, who inked
a five-year contract.
"We are very pleased to have attracted a person of Dave's background and
experience to San Jose State University. He will be a tremendous asset to our
basketball program and to the community," stated Bleymaier.
Wojcik takes over for George Nessman, who was fired earlier this month after
posting an 86-161 record in seven seasons as the Spartans head coach. SJSU
finished just 9-20 this past season and lost to Texas-San Antonio in the WAC
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