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College of Charleston Fires Basketball Coach Accused of Mistreating Players

The College of Charleston said on Tuesday it had fired Doug Wojcik, its head men’s basketball coach, who had been accused of verbally abusing and threatening players, The Post and Courier reported.

The college had started two investigations into Mr. Wojcik’s actions as coach. The first resulted in a 50-page report containing allegations that Mr. Wojcik had lashed out at players and threatened them. The second was ordered by Charleston’s new president, Glenn F. McConnell.

In a written statement, Mr. McConnell said the coach had been fired “for just cause,” but he did not address the allegations, saying the college does not comment on personnel matters.

Mr. Wojcik’s lawyer said in a statement to the newspaper that the college had not made a good-faith effort to reach an agreement. He added that the college had become “desperate to invent a reason” to fire his client.

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