Marquette fires coach Steve Wojciechowski after 7 seasons

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Marquette head coach Steve Wojciechowski, left watches his team play as Koby McEwen (25) heads to the bench after fouling out of the game during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Georgetown in the Big East conference tournament Wednesday, March 10, 2021, in New York. Georgetown won 68-49. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Marquette has fired basketball coach Steve Wojciechowski after seven seasons in which he posted no NCAA Tournament victories. The dismissal Friday comes after Marquette went 13-14 for its first losing season since Wojciechowski’s debut season of 2014-15. The former longtime Duke assistant went 128-95 overall and 59-68 in Big East competition at Marquette. The Golden Eagles earned two NCAA Tournament appearances in his seven seasons. They likely would have received a bid in 2020 as well if the pandemic hadn’t halted the season.

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Marquette fired basketball coach Steve Wojciechowski on Friday after seven seasons in which he posted no NCAA Tournament victories.

Marquette went 13-14 for its first losing season since 2014-15, Wojciechowski’s debut season. The Golden Eagles’ season ended with a 68-49 loss to Georgetown in the first round of the Big East Tournament.

“After a thorough evaluation of our program over the last week, which included multiple conversations with Steve, I concluded that now is the right time for a new leader of our storied program,” Marquette athletic director Bill Scholl said in a statement. “I’m confident that our history of success and our commitment to developing young men who are leaders on and off the court will attract the highest caliber of coaching talent.”

Wojciechowski, a former longtime Duke assistant, went 128-95 overall and 59-68 in Big East competition at Marquette. The Golden Eagles earned two NCAA Tournament appearances in his seven seasons.

Marquette likely would have earned an NCAA bid in 2020 if the pandemic hadn’t halted the season, though the Golden Eagles ended that year by losing six of their last seven games.


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