Duke assistant coach Steve Wojciechowski is interviewing for the head coach position at Marquette, a source close to the situation confirmed Monday. Wojciechowski, 37, did not return a call for comment.
Yahoo! Sports was the first to report that Wojciechowski was interviewing with the Big East school. Wojciechowski, who graduated from Duke in 1998, has been on Mike Krzyzewski’s staff since the 1999-2000 season and helped win two national championships during his 15 years on the Blue Devils’ bench. He was promoted to associate head coach in summer 2008 and took over as the top assistant when Chris Collins left to become head coach at Northwestern prior to this past season.
According to the most recent U.S. Department of Education’s equity in athletics data, Marquette spends more on men’s basketball ($10.7 million). That’s more than most programs, including Indiana ($10.2 million) and North Carolina ($7.8 million).
The Golden Eagles have previously hired candidates with little or no head coaching experience—their past coach, Buzz Williams, who left after six years to take the Virginia Tech job earlier in March, coached one season at New Orleans before coming to Marquette as an assistant. Before that, Tom Crean, the current Indiana head coach, had spent 20 years as a Division-I assistant before taking his first head coach at Marquette.
In Williams’s six seasons, Marquette made five NCAA Tournament appearances. According to Yahoo! and ESPN, Tennessee's Cuonzo Martin and University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s Brian Wardle, a Marquette alum, are also in the running.