March 30, 1999
NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Doug Wojcik, an assistant basketball coach the last nine years at the Naval Academy, has joined Matt Doherty’s Notre Dame basketball coaching staff as an assistant coach.
A former basketball player and captain at Navy, Wojcik coordinated recruiting for Navy and head coach Don DeVoe in addition to working with the Mids’ perimeter and post players. Among the Navy players he worked with was Hassan Booker, a two-time all-conference selection who won the ’98 Chip Hilton Award presented by the Basketball Hall of Fame to a player who demonstrates personal character both on and off the court.
A 1987 graduate of the Naval Academy, Wojcik served as captain for the Middies as a senior in 1986-87. He helped Navy participate in the NCAA tournament three straight years, including an ’86 East Regional final appearance against eventual Final Four runnerup Duke. He then served as an assistant coach on Navy teams that played in the NCAA tournament in ’94, ’97 and ’98. He has played a part in every conference title won by Navy and in six of the 11 NCAA bids received in Academy history.
The Wheeling, W.Va., native still holds Navy records for most assists in a game (14), season (251) and career (714), setting the single-season mark as a junior. He started every game at point guard for three seasons, helping Navy to a 26-6 record as a sophomore followed by marks of 30-5 and 26-6 his final two seasons. Teammate David Robinson turned over his ’86 Colonial Athletic Association MVP award to Wojcik, citing his unselfish play and leadership qualities.
Wojcik previously attended the Naval Academy Prep School in Newport, R.I., where he served as captain of the ’83 squad.
After graduating from Navy, Wojcik served as a temporary duty ensign in the basketball office before attending Surface Warfare Officer School in Newport, R.I. He was assigned to the USS W.S. Sims out of Jacksonville, Fla., where he served as first lieutenant and boilers officer for two years.
His brother David is an assistant basketball coach at Loyola College under his high school assistant coach Dino Gaudio. Doug’s high school head coach was current Xavier head coach Skip Prosser.
Wojcik is married to the former Lael House, a 1990 Naval Academy graduate who earned letters in basketball and track.