Thursday's multi-sport college and local roundup: Cited for abuse, Wojcik might lose CAA basketball job at Charleston

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Men’s basketball:

The Colonial Athletic Association might be losing a head coach soon.

The College of Charleston’s investigation of embattled Doug Wojcik exposed dozens of examples of him lashing out at players with obscenities, personal attacks and physical threats, The Post and Courier reported, and he could lose his job.

The 50-page report was compiled with input from 12 players, 10 of them anonymous. Wojcik is painted as a "Jekyll and Hyde" character who bullies and demeans players, disparages the value of their education and tells some they’ll never amount to anything in life. He was suspended without pay for August, docked a month’s pay ($33,000) and has agreed to undergo counseling.

“I’m sincerely remorseful and apologize to those I’ve hurt. I’ve already started making amends,” Wojcik told The Post and Courier via email.


Virginia’s Brian O’Connor was named the American Baseball Coaches Association’s Atlantic Region Coach of the Year. This marks the third time O’Connor has earned this distinction from the ABCA; he also received it in 2009 and 2011). The award is voted on by the head coaches of the region’s 38 schools, along the East Coast from Virginia to Florida. ...

Old Dominion’s Chris Finwood, who grew up in Hampton, was named the East Region Coach of the Year. He led ODU to a 36-26 record and an NCAA tournament at-large berth, the program’s first bid since 2000.


The Yorktown Independence Day 8K, scheduled to start at York High, was canceled because of a weather forecast affected by Hurricane Arthur.

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