NCAA Basketball

San Jose State Reportedly Names Boise State Assistant Dave Wojcik Head Coach

Kelley L. Cox-USA Today Sports

According to a report from, the San Jose State Spartans will name Boise State assistant Dave Wojcik as their new head coach.

The Spartans fired George Nessman following a 9-20 season overall. Nessman was just 86-161 in his career at San Jose State.

As for Wojcik, he comes to San Jose State after spending three seasons as an assistant coach at Boise State under Leon Rice. The Broncos qualified for the NCAA Tournament this season by way of an at-large bid, but were ousted in the First Four round by No. 13 LaSalle.

Wojcik has had prior assistant coaching stints at both Wake Forest and Tulsa. He joined the Demon Deacons staff in 2009 after four seasons at Tulsa. Dave’s brother Doug Wojcik was the head coach of the Golden Hurricanes during his time there. Doug is now at the College of Charleston.

Believe it or not, San Jose State actually started the 2012-13 season at 9-6 overall. The Spartans then lost 14 consecutive games following a Jan. 8 win over New Orleans. Wojcik will certainly have his work cut out for him considering San Jose State will be losing one of the nation’s premier scorers in senior James Kinney.

Chris Cunningham and D.J. Brown are scheduled to return for their senior and junior seasons, respectively. This will of course give Wojcik something to work with in terms of looking ahead to the 2013-14 season.

San Jose State has not qualified for the NCAA Tournament since 1996 and the Spartans are a combined 0-3 all-time within the Big Dance.


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