One of the first moves that new coach Steve Wojciechowski made after being hired at MU was adding Chris Carrawell as an assistant coach. Carrawell was a teammate of Wojo’s at Duke and was ACC Player of the Year in 2000. A native of St. Louis, Mo., Carrawell worked in various capacities in the Duke program[’07-'11] and for the past three yrs
as an assistant coach with the Springfield Armor, an affiliate of the Brooklyn Nets, of the NBA Development League. There, he worked with former MU player Darius Johnson-Odom.
Once hired at MU, Carrawell spent 15 hour days calling high coaches in the State of Wisconsin and driving up to meet them. The objective was to try to build relationships with HS and AAU coaches who were involved with the WI HS class of’15, perhaps the strongest and deepest class in the state’s history.
Here is part 1 of my interview with Coach Carrawell from Media Day.