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Dave Wojcik
Dave Wojcik

Position:
Associate Head Coach

Alma Mater:
Loyola University



Dave Wojcik is in his third season as the associate head coach at Boise State University.

Wojcik, who has experienced 10 postseasons in his two decades of coaching experience, is responsible for the development of post players with the Broncos.

In his first year, Wojcik helped head coach Leon Rice steer Boise State to one of its most successful seasons in school history, one that culminated in a second-place finish in the Western Athletic Conference, an appearance in the conference tournament championship game and just the fourth postseason appearance in the last 17 years.

Boise State went 22-13 (.629) and reached the semifinals of the College Basketball Invitational in 2010-11. The 22 victories that season are tied for the fifth-most in school history, and signified one of the largest turnarounds in school history. In addition, Boise State's attendance soared during his first season, increasing by the seventh-largest margin in the country.

In 2011-12, Wojcik helped guide the Broncos' move to the Mountain West, which finished the season ranked fifth in the NCAA conference RPI - ahead of the ACC and Pac-12.

Wojcik joined Boise State after spending the 2009-10 season as an assistant coach at Wake Forest University. In his season with the Demon Deacons, Wojcik helped lead the squad to a 20-win season and an NCAA Tournament appearance. He also played an integral role in helping the Deacons advance to the second round of the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2005. While with the Deacons, Wojcik coached All-ACC selections Ishmael Smith, a current member of the Orlando Magic, and Al-Farouq Aminu, the eighth-overall selection in the 2010 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Clippers.

"To get a guy that was at Wake Forest in the ACC, with an NCAA Tournament team (is great)," Rice said when announcing the hiring of Wojcik. "He has great experience in knowing how to win. He's been known throughout his career as a diligent recruiter, a great strategist and a great practice coach. He gets the most out of his talent. He really cares about his players too, which is something that really struck me. He's a guy that is committed to the same things I'm committed to - developing players and helping them reach their potential."

Prior to joining Wake Forest in 2009 Wojcik spent four seasons as the associate head coach at the University of Tulsa, working on the staff of his brother Doug Wojcik. In four seasons at Tulsa he helped lead the Golden Hurricane to an 81-53 overall record. Tulsa recorded three-consecutive 20-win seasons, including 25 wins in each of his last two seasons.

Wojcik helped coach Tulsa to back-to-back (2008 and 2009) appearances in the Conference USA Tournament title game. The Golden Hurricane also won the inaugural College Basketball Invitational in 2008 and reached the second round of the NIT in 2009.

With the Golden Hurricane, Wojcik was instrumental in the recruitment of Ben Uzoh, a current member of the Toronto Raptors and the third-leading scorer in Tulsa history, and Jerome Jordan, a second-round NBA Draft selection of the Milwaukee Bucks (No. 44 overall).

Wojcik began his coaching career in 1991-92 under Lefty Driesell at James Madison University. After one season at James Madison he was hired as an assistant at West Liberty State College. In 1993, Wojcik returned to his alma mater, Loyola University in Maryland, to work as an assistant under former Wake Forest head coach Skip Prosser. In his first season at Loyola, Wojcik helped coach the Greyhounds to the school's first NCAA Tournament appearance after winning the 1993-94 MAAC title.

Wojcik followed Prosser to Xavier University in 1994, where he spent three seasons as an assistant with the Musketeers. During his time at Xavier, Wojcik helped the Musketeers win 59 games and reach the NCAA Tournament twice. He also coached James Posey, a first-round selection of the Denver Nuggets (No. 18 overall).

In 1997 Wojcik returned to his alma mater as the top assistant to Dino Gaudio. He spent three years as Gaudio's top assistant before opting to take over as athletic director at Wheeling Central Catholic High School in Wheeling, W.V. Wojcik took over as head boys' basketball coach in 2001 and coached the team to back-to-back state titles in 2001-02 and 2002-03.

Wojcik returned to the collegiate coaching ranks in 2003 as an assistant to Don DeVoe at the U.S. Naval Academy. After one season at Navy, he moved on to the University of Dayton to work as an assistant for Brian Gregory. The following season he was hired as associate head coach at Tulsa following his brother Doug's hire to lead the Golden Hurricane.

Wojcik played collegiate basketball at Loyola in Baltimore, Md. To date, he is the only player in school history to record a triple-double, which he did with a 14-point, 10-rebound and 11-assist performance against St. Francis (Pa.) in 1989.

In 1991 Wojcik earned his bachelor's degree in education from Loyola. He and his wife, Heather, have one son, Jake.