With Dane fife departing for an assistant coaching position at Indiana, Doug Wojcik will take over as an assistant coach on Tom Izzo’s staff, according to Graham Couch of the Lansing State Journal.
More MSU basketball news: Doug Wojcik will be elevated from recruiting coordinator to assistant coach on Tom Izzo's staff, I’m told, filling the vacancy left by Dane Fife.— Graham Couch (@Graham_Couch) April 13, 2021
Wojcik has more than 25 years of experience in college basketball, with his most recent position being the recruiting coordinator for the Spartans. Previously, he spent two years at MSU as an assistant coach and associate head coach and was part of the 2005 Final Four Team.
Wojcik has nine years of head coaching experience, compiling a career record of 178-121 during stints at the University of Tulsa (2005-2012) and the College of Charleston (2012-2014), leading four teams into postseason play, averaging 20 wins per season and transitioning both programs to higher-ranked conferences.
Prior to becoming a head coach, Wojcik spent 15 years as an assistant coach at the U.S. Naval Academy, Notre Dame, North Carolina and Michigan State, helping six teams reach the NCAA Tournament.
The Tar Heels were ranked No. 1 during his first season on the bench and claimed a share of the ACC regular season championship. He assisted UNC in landing recruiting classes ranked second in the nation in 2001 and 2002.
He helped recruit six McDonald’s All-Americans, four of whom were first round NBA Draft picks, during his tenure in Chapel Hill and South Bend. Wojcik has coached or recruited nearly two dozen NBA players, developing eight first round draft picks.