Home » news » Charleston Settles With Ousted Coach

NCAA News Wire

Charleston settles with ousted coach

The Sports Xchange profile picture

Updated

on

Disclosure
We sometimes use affiliate links in our content, when clicking on those we might receive a commission – at no extra cost to you. By using this website you agree to our terms and conditions and privacy policy.

The College of Charleston reached a $400,000 settlement with fired men’s basketball coach Doug Wojcik.

The 50-year-old Wojcik was dismissed last month after allegations of verbal abuse with players, assistant coaches and staff members surfaced. The school’s investigation that resulted in a 50-page report included interviews with Wojcik, current and former players, staff members and athletic director Joe Hull.

College of Charleston hired Earl Grant, a former assistant coach at Wichita State and Clemson, to replace Wojcik two weeks ago.

The settlement, which is the equivalent of one year’s salary, will be paid to Wojcik with $150,000 in funds from the university and the remainder from the state’s Insurance Reserve Fund.

“The matter has been resolved and it’s good for everyone involved that we’ve come to a resolution,” Wojcik’s attorney, Eric Bland, said.

Wojcik had three years left on a contract that would have paid him about $1.2 million. He had coached at the school for two seasons after leaving Tulsa.

College of Charleston reached the Southern Conference tournament final in Wojcik’s first season in 2012-13 but slid to 14-18 last season in its first year as a member of the Colonial Athletic Association.

Up to the minute news and reports from the news wire of The Sports Xchange.

Trending Now