Last week it was revealed that College of Charleston men’s basketball head coach Doug Wojcik was under investigation for alleged verbal abuse of players. The school later issued a 50-page report detailing verbal abuse did occur by Wojcik, but don’t expect him to resign because of the investigation.
“It’s not true that coach Wojcik is quitting,” Wojcik’s attorney, Scott Tompsett, said in a statement provided to ESPN.com on Saturday. “He has three years remaining on his contract, and he intends to fulfill that contract. Coach Wojcik very much wants to be the head men’s basketball coach at the College of Charleston.”
The College of Charleston never asked for Wojcik’s resignation and didn’t fire him after the report was issued, but have indicated he will be sanctioned for his actions.
According to the report there were numerous times where Wojcik used abusive language including using threatening, degrading and profane language in dealing with the team. He also was accused of using a homophobic slur against one player.
The school has suspended Wojcik from activities for the entire month of August and are requiring him to undergo long-term counseling and monitoring.
ESPN.com’s report also indicates there was a divide on the team, with some players and parents supporting Wojcik and other’s wanting the coach removed.
For his part, Wojcik released a statement expressing regret, remorse and a willingness to change.
“I’m sincerely remorseful and apologize to those I’ve hurt,” Wojcik said in the statement. “I’ve already started making amends and working on correcting my actions. The College and I are grateful these concerns were brought to our attention, and every effort will be made to improve relations between myself and all members of the men’s basketball program.”