Monday, July 10, 2017

Coach Wojcik is gone

"Men's Basketball Head Coach Dave Wojcik Resigns" -- SJSU athletics.

This isn't passing the smell test but until more is known...

Now it's time to go with Rodney Tention as the head coach on a three-year contract. He, Mike Lepore and Tyler Ojanen brought the current roster together and deserve the opportunity to coach these players now that the corner is seemingly being turned.

A national recruiting search seems exciting because it's full of the dreamy unknown -- like a Christmas present under the tree -- but Tention, Lepore and Ojanen have worked for and deserve the opportunity.

Do it now and restore focus on getting the players and program better. Tention played at USF and has coached at Skyline College, Notre Dame de Namur and Stanford so he has knowledge and relationships throughout the area.

Tention's coaching bio:
  • 1988–1989 Skyline CC assistant
  • 1989–1991 South Florida assistant
  • 1991–1994 College of Notre Dame assistant
  • 1994–1997 College of Notre Dame
  • 1997–2005 Arizona assistant
  • 2005–2008 Loyola Marymount
  • 2008–2011 Stanford assistant
  • 2011–2015 San Diego assistant
  • 2015–present San Jose State assistant
Jon Wilner on Tention's hire at Stanford: "...He played for USF and coached at the College of Notre Dame. He knows the Bay Area, he’s a good recruiter, and he knows many former Stanford players/staffers, so he might have a clue about how the school works. (The ex-Cardinal players/staffers speak well of him, by the way.)"

1 comment:

  1. 5 wins in his 3rd year at LMU? This program needs to keep the momentum keep going up.