READ: Statement by CofC President Glenn McConnell on termination of Doug Wojcik

College of Charleston President Glenn McConnell released a statement Tuesday afternoon announcing the termination of Men's Head Basketball Coach Doug Wojcik. Here is the complete statement:

I am writing today to let you know I have made the decision to terminate Head Men's Basketball Coach Doug Wojcik's employment at the College of Charleston for just cause, pursuant to the terms of his contract, effective immediately.

You may have read media accounts or seen or heard information from other sources about the allegations regarding Mr. Wojcik. I want you to know, however, that the College of Charleston does not publicly discuss or comment on the specifics of personnel matters, unless there is a significantly compelling or legally mandated reason to do so.

As president, my highest priorities include the safeguarding of our College community, the preservation and enhancement of the College's excellent reputation, and the creation of a campus environment in which all students, faculty, staff, volunteers, friends and guests feel welcome, safe and respected.

I greatly appreciate your patience and understanding while the College works to find the best path forward for the men's basketball program. Effective immediately, Athletics Director Joe Hull is responsible for the men's basketball program.

I'm confident that our basketball program, and all our athletics programs, will continue to exemplify the high standards and outstanding reputation of the College, and I, along with other members of this administration, am dedicated to this end.

Thank you for all you do for the College of Charleston.

A spokesman for CofC said there would be no other official College statements concerning this matter at this time.

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