College of Charleston, Wojcik reach settlement agreement
CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The College of Charleston and Doug Wojcik have reached a settlement regarding the former head basketball coach's dismissal from the program, according to attorneys.
A statement released by Bland Richter, LLP Attorneys at Law, who represents Wojcik, states the two sides have settled their dispute following a review.
"After a full review of the facts relating to the allegation of physical abuse made by a player, the College made no finding of physical abuse, but concluded physical contact occurred that was offensive to the player," the statement reads.
The amount of the settlement will not be released, according to attorney Ronald Richter.
Wojcik was fired from his position as the College of Charleston head basketball coach on August 2, five weeks after it was reported that the school had performed an internal investigation into allegations that he was verbally and physically abusing his players. The former coach denied the accusations.
College of Charleston President Glenn McConnell said Wojcik was being terminated effective immediately for just cause, pursuant to the terms of his contract. That contract had three years remaining with an annual salary of $400,000.
After a disastrous coaching search that saw the college's top two finalists - Wofford head coach Mike Young and former player Anthony Johnson - remove themselves from the race, College of Charleston hired Clemson assistant coach Earl Grant for the head coaching gig.
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