Dave Wojcik

Head Coach

Alma Mater:
Loyola (1991)

Dave  Wojcik


Rogers Drops 32; Spartans Outshoot UAA For A 91-87 Win

San José State had 20 or more assists in all three games at the Great Alaska Shootout.


Seniors Fuel Spartans To 76-67 Win Over San Diego

The Spartans had 21 assists to a season-low 7 turnovers.


Poise Down The Stretch Leads To 64-61 Win Over Montana

San José State outrebounded Montana 46-29 in Monday's win.


Indiana Junior All-Star & Top-Rated Power Forward Headed To SJSU

Both players averaged over 18 points per game as juniors in high school last season.


Men's Hoops Picked 11th In Preseason Mountain West Poll

San José State met with local regional and national media Tuesday at MW Men's Basketball Media Day.


San Jose State Men's Basketball vs. Princeton

San Jose State Men's Basketball vs. Princeton


Men's Basketball vs. Pepperdine

NCAA Basketball: Pepperdine at San Jose State (USATSI)

Dave Wojcik (WOE-jick) brings six conference championships and 11 postseason appearances over 23 years as he begins his third season as the San José State University head men's basketball coach.

Coach Wojcik is well known for standing by his players.

Wojcik is widely regarded as one of the most well-rounded coaches in the profession. In his coaching history, programs significantly improve each season. His winning culture is built on the foundation of hard work, energy and passion. Since his arrival at San José State, Wojcik’s has brought the same intensity and passion to building a culture of academic success. His emphasis on academic performance has helped turn around the SJSU men’s basketball program in both academic progress rate (APR), and in team GPA. The 2014-15 team saw an increase of one full grade point on the 4.0 scale. 

"I am extremely upbeat and excited about the future of this program. Our players are growing into exceptional young men and are excelling in the classroom and community. Advisors, coaches and teachers are dedicating their time everyday to provide our student-athletes with the tools necessary to compete at the highest level on the court, in the business world and as future leaders. The people of the San José State community are what truly make this place special."

Prior to accepting the head coaching position at San José State, Wojcik spent three seasons (2011-13) as the associate head coach at Boise State under head coach Leon Rice. The 2013 Broncos received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament and recorded a second 20-win season in three years and the fourth-most wins during the regular season in school history.

In three seasons at Boise State, the team moved from the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) to the Mountain West. In 2011, the Broncos finished second in the WAC, played in the conference tournament championship game and reached the semifinals of the College Basketball Invitational. In 2013, Boise State's second season in the Mountain West, the Broncos finished tied for fourth with San Diego State.

"Dave played an integral role in building this program, and his commitment and contributions were a big part of us getting to the NCAA Tournament in 2013. There is no doubt that Dave will be a terrific coach for San José State," stated Rice when Wojcik accepted the San Jose State job.

Wojcik has an extensive resume as an assistant coach at building successful basketball programs. He started his coaching career in 1991-92 under Lefty Driesell at James Madison University. Coach Driesell amassed 786 wins over his coaching career and was inducted into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame in 2007. Wojcik then was hired the next season as an assistant at West Liberty State College.

A graduate of Loyola University in Maryland, Wojcik returned to his alma mater in 1993 as an assistant to the former Wake Forest head coach, the late Skip Prosser. Prior to their arrival in Baltimore, Loyola was 2-25. That next season, Wojcik helped coach the Greyhounds to one of the top-15 turnarounds in NCAA Division I history at the time, the 1994 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Tournament title and Loyola's first NCAA Tournament appearance in its 105-year men's basketball history.

After the success at Loyola, Wojcik followed Prosser to Xavier in 1994, where he spent three seasons as an assistant. The team reached the NCAA Tournament twice, won two regular season conference championships and 59 games in two seasons. He coached James Posey, a 1999 first-round selection of the Denver Nuggets (No. 18 overall).

He returned to his alma mater in 1997 as the top assistant to current ESPN analyst Dino Gaudio. After three seasons, Wojcik took over as athletics director at Wheeling Central Catholic High School in Wheeling, W.V. He also coached the boys' basketball team to back-to-back state titles in 2002 and 2003.

Returning to the college ranks, Wojcik coached at the U.S. Naval Academy (2004) and Dayton (2005) before spending the next four seasons (2006-09) as the associate head coach at the University of Tulsa, working on the staff of his brother Doug Wojcik. The Golden Hurricane recorded an 81-53 overall record during that time, including three consecutive 20-win seasons. The team played in back-to-back Conference USA Tournament title games, won the inaugural College Basketball Invitational championship in 2008 and reached the second round of the 2009 NIT.

After building a reputation and being highly regaruded throughout the country as a player's coach, Wojcik spent the 2009-10 season at Wake Forest University under Gaudio. There, he coached Ishmael Smith, a current member of the Phoenix Suns, and Al-Farouq Aminu, the eighth-overall selection of the 2010 NBA draft by the Los Angeles Clippers who is currently with the New Orleans Pelicans.

Wojcik also was successful as a collegiate player at Loyola in Baltimore, Md. He is the only player in school history to record a triple-double with 14 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists against St. Francis (Pa.) in 1989.

Wojcik earned his bachelor's degree in education from Loyola in 1991. He and his wife, Heather, have one son, Jake.

NBA Players Coached by Dave Wojcik

Al-Farouq Aminu, F - New Orleans Pelicans, Los Angeles Clippers
Ishmael Smith, G - Phoenix Suns, Milwaukee Bucks, Orlando Magic, Golden State Warriors, Memphis Grizzlies, Houston Rockets
Brian Roberts, G - New Orleans Pelicans
Michael Hawkins, G - Boston Celtics, Sacramento Kings, Charlotte Hornets, Cleveland Cavaliers
Ben Uzoh, G - Toronto Raptors, Cleveland Cavaliers, New Jersey Nets
Torraye Braggs, F - Washington Wizards, Houston Rockets
Jerome Jordan, C - New York Knicks
Larry Sykes, F - Boston Celtics
James Posey, F/G - Indiana Pacers, New Orleans Hornets, Boston Celtics, Miami Heat, Memphis Grizzlies, Houston Rockets, Denver Nuggets

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