When Buzz Williams departed Marquette to become the new head coach of men’s basketball at Virginia Tech, it left a pretty big hole to fill in college basketball. While Marquette may not be a top tier job, it is a good job and is certainly worthy of a good coach. A lot of speculation began, and of course Shaka Smart was in the mix at some point. So who would Marquette nab to be the successor to Williams, who was an assistant with the Golden Eagles when he won the job?
Duke’s own Steve Wojciechowski. That is who. Wojo gets his first head coaching gig after being on the Duke bench since 1999.
Most excited for this move are all current and future frontcourt players for Duke, as they will not have to deal with the floor slapping, former point guard trying to teach them post up moves.
Best of luck to Wojo and Marquette. This is a head scratcher to me, as I think Marquette could have drawn someone with experience running a program versus someone who has experience being a glorified drama professor.