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Marquette parts ways with coach Steve Wojciechowski

Feb 27, 2021; Storrs, Connecticut, USA; Marquette Golden Eagles head coach Steve Wojciechowski (left) watches from the sideline during the second half against the Connecticut Huskies at Harry A. Gampel Pavilion. UConn won 80-62. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

Marquette parted ways with men’s basketball coach Steve Wojciechowski on Friday.

The Golden Eagles finished 13-14 in his eighth season on the bench in 2020-21, including 8-11 in the Big East.

Wojciechowski, 44, finishes his tenure with a 128-95 record and two NCAA Tournament berths (2017, 2019).

“After a thorough evaluation of our program over the last week, which included multiple conversations with Steve, I concluded that now is the right time for a new leader of our storied program,” athletic director Bill Scholl said in a statement released by the university. “I’m confident that our history of success and our commitment to developing young men who are leaders on and off the court will attract the highest caliber of coaching talent.

“I want to thank Steve for his dedication to our student-athletes, and for how he represented our men’s basketball program and the university. We wish Steve, Lindsay, Jack and Charlie nothing but the best in the future.”

This was the first head coaching position for the former Duke point guard. Wojciechowski was an assistant on Mike Krzyzewski’s Blue Devils staff from 1999-2014.

Former Marquette associate head coach Dwayne Killings left earlier this week to become the head coach at Albany.

–Field Level Media