Marquette University announces change in leadership of men’s basketball program
National search for next head coach begins immediately
Marquette University Vice President and Director of Athletics Bill Scholl today announced a change in leadership of the Marquette men’s basketball program. Steve Wojciechowski has been relieved of his duties as head coach after seven seasons.
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,” said Scholl. “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. I want to thank Steve for his dedication to our student-athletes, and for how he represented our men’s basketball program and the university. We wish Steve, Lindsay, Jack and Charlie nothing but the best in the future.”
Wojciechowski went 128-95 (.574) in seven seasons as head coach at Marquette, including two NCAA tournament appearances, with a BIG EAST Conference record of 59-68 (.465). The Golden Eagles went 13-14 this season.
The transition costs and obligations related to the change in coaching leadership will be paid for entirely by Intercollegiate Athletics.
Marquette University men’s basketball has a rich tradition of success, with 33 NCAA tournament appearances, including 16 Sweet Sixteen, seven Elite Eight and three Final Four appearances. In 1977, Marquette won the NCAA national championship under the legendary Al McGuire.
The university will begin a national search for the next head men’s basketball coach immediately.