Huggins stays at Cincy; Wojcik to WVU?

Cincinnati head coach Bob Huggins announced today that he will remain with the Bearcats, turning down a lucrative offer from West Virginia, his alma mater. Does this leave UNC assistant coach Doug Wojcik as one of the top remaining candidates for the vacant position in Morgantown?

Huggins was WVU's top choice, but now he's staying at Cincinnati, and Florida assistant John Pelphrey, another top candidate, was named the head coach at South Alabama on Friday.

West Virginia interviewed Georgetown assistant Ronny Thompson on Feb. 26, and today's Morgantown Dominion Post listed Tennessee Tech head coach Jeff Lebo, former Iowa State and Chicago Bulls coach Tim Floyd and Duke assistant Johnny Dawkins as other candidates.

WVU athletic director Ed Pastilong was in Chapel Hill on Feb. 27 to watch Wojcik, a West Virginia native, coach a UNC JV game. Wojcik interviewed for the position the following day.

"We're going to talk to two or three assistants, and he's right there," Pastilong told the N&O that day. "In the references he had from [UNC coach Matt] Doherty and [athletics director] Dick Baddour, and the fact that he coached in the Big East with Doherty [at Notre Dame], I felt I had to come talk to him. So far, I can't say enough about him."

Wojcik played high school ball under current Wake Forest head coach Skip Prosser. He concluding a record-breaking playing career at Navy in 1987, and was an assistant coach for the Midshipmen for nine years. He then joined Matt Doherty's staff at Notre Dame before heading to Chapel Hill after one year in South Bend.

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