December 18, 2014

Marquette picks Duke assistant to coach basketball team

Marquette University has selected Duke assistant Steve Wojciechowski

Steve Wojciechowski / Photo - gomarquette.com

Steve Wojciechowski / Photo – gomarquette.com

as its next men’s basketball coach.  Wojciechowski was introduced at a news conference on Tuesday afternoon.

Wojciechowski takes over for Buzz Williams, who left for Virginia Tech last month.  He led Marquette to a 139-69 record and five NCAA tournament appearances in six seasons, but missed out on the tournament this year.

Wojciechowski becomes the second Krzyzewski assistant in two years to leave for a head coaching job.  Chris Collins left a year ago to take the head coaching job at Northwestern.

AUDIO: Steve Wojciechowski presser 12:43