Duke aide meets with Marquette

Mar. 31, 2014 @ 08:55 PM

One year after sending longtime assistant coach Chris Collins off to his first head-coaching position, Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski may be losing another trusted aide.

Steve Wojciechowski, who has been at Duke almost continuously since 1994, interviewed for Marquette’s vacant head-coaching position on Monday, sources said.

The Golden Eagles have been looking for a head coach since Buzz Williams left to become Virginia Tech’s head coach on March 22.

ESPN reported Tennessee head coach Cuonzo Martin, fresh of taking the Volunteers to the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16, interviewed for the job on Sunday. He had reportedly returned to Knoxville, Tenn., on Monday to meet with Tennessee officials.

The 37-year-old Wojciechowski played for guard for the Blue Devils from 1994-98, serving as team captain his senior season in 1997-98.

Following his graduation, Wojciechowski spent time in 1998 playing professional basketball in Poland before returning to Duke. He spent 1999 as an intern in the Duke Management Company and as a sideline analyst for the Duke Radio Network's coverage of the Blue Devil basketball program.

He joined Krzyzewski’s staff for the 1999-2000 season and has been on Duke’s coaching staff ever since. Until this season, Collins worked alongside Wojciechowski on the Blue Devils bench.

But Collins, also a former Duke player, moved into his first head coaching job with Northwestern one year ago this week. Both Collins and Wojciechowski have worked with the U.S. Olympic teams in 2008 and 2012 when Krzyzewski coached them to gold medals.

Former UCLA coach Ben Howland, Martin and Wojciechowski are the three candidates Marquette has considered for the job.

Interim athletic director Bill Cords is running the Marquette search.