SJSU names new men's basketball coach

SJSU names new men's basketball coach
March 29, 2013, 3:00 pm
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Dave Wojcik signed a five-year deal with San Jose State on Friday after three seasons as an associate coach with Boise State. (AP IMAGES)

After winning just nine games in each of the past new seasons, the San Jose State men's basketball program fired its head coach almost two weeks ago. 

Friday, the program found its new man -- Dave Wojcik, who signed a five-year deal with the school.

Wojcik spent his last three seasons as the associate head coach at Boise State, where he helped coach the team to an at-large NCAA tournament bid in this year's tournament and the school's second 20-win season in three years. 

“My family and I are thrilled and excited for this great opportunity,” Wojcik said in a press release from SJSU. “I am honored to have the responsibility of taking San Jose State into the Mountain West, one of the best basketball conferences in the nation. 

“My staff and I will bring in quality student-athletes who will represent San Jose State and the San Jose community with pride.  I think the Spartan fans will be excited with how we play.”

This will be the first head coaching job for Wojcik, who replaces George Nessman after a 86-161 record over seven seasons. 

He held assistant coaching positions at James Madison, West Liberty State College, Loyola University, Xavier, U.S. Naval Academy, Dayton, University of Tulsa and finally Wake Forest before heading to Boise State. 

“We are very pleased to have attracted a person of Dave’s background and experience to San Jose State University,” SJSU Athletics Director Gene Bleymaier said in the release.  “He will be a tremendous asset to our basketball program and to the community.”

 

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