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August 18, 2014

Source: Wolfpack's Lutz interviews with College of Charleston

Top NC State men's basketlball assistant Bobby Lutz is a candidate for the opening at College of Charleston. Lutz has been Mark Gottfried's top assistant with the Wolfpack for the past three years.

N.C. State men’s assistant basketball coach Bobby Lutz interviewed for the top job at College of Charleston on Sunday, according to an N.C. State source.

Lutz, who was the coach at UNC Charlotte for 12 years and led the 49ers to the NCAA tournament five times, has been Mark Gottfried’s top assistant with the Wolfpack for the past three years.

College of Charleston fired coach Doug Wojcik, a former North Carolina assistant, on Aug. 5 after investigating allegations of verbal and physical abuse of players and athletic department staff.

Lutz is one of six candidates for the job, according to ESPN, with former College of Charleston player Anthony Johnson considered to be the front-runner for the opening.

Lutz also was in the running for the Appalachian State job in March. He went 218-158 at Charlotte from 1998 until 2010 and is the winningest coach in school history.

Joe Hull, a former executive with the Wolfpack Club, is the athletics director at College of Charleston.

Wojcik, who was an assistant to Matt Doherty at UNC from 2000 to ’03, went 38-29 in two seasons with the Cougars.

They haven’t made the NCAA tournament since 1999.

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