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Posted by CMike on 17 October 2012 - 05:23 AM
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Posted by MWCaroni on 28 January 2013 - 04:33 AM
The Spartans WBB team has a winning conference record for the first time in eons. Too bad the Men's team (3-6, 9-11) can't make the same claim.
Posted by SJSUSpartan04 on 29 March 2013 - 02:06 PM
San Jose, Calif.—Dave Wojcik (WOE-jick) brings more than two decades of coaching experience including 11 postseason appearances as he accepts the San Jose State University head men’s basketball coaching position. Spartan Athletics Director Gene Bleymaier made the announcement.
“My family and I are thrilled and excited for this great opportunity,” said Wojcik. “I am honored to have the responsibility of taking San Jose State into the Mountain West, one of the best basketball conferences in the nation.
“My staff and I will bring in quality student-athletes who will represent San Jose State and the San Jose community with pride. I think the Spartan fans will be excited with how we play.”
Wojcik comes to San Jose State after spending the past three seasons as the associate head coach at Boise State under head coach Leon Rice. The Broncos received an at-large bid to this year’s NCAA Tournament and recorded the 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 (2010-11) to the Mountain West (2011-12). In 2011, the team finished second in the WAC, played in the conference tournament championship game and reached the semifinals of the College Basketball Invitational. Moving to the Mountain West in 2012, the Broncos finished tied for fourth with San Diego State.
“Dave is one of the most well-rounded coaches in the profession. He can recruit, he can coach and he relates well to his players. He has played an integral role in building this program the last three years, and his commitment and contributions were a big part of us getting to the NCAA Tournament this season. This is a terrific hire for San Jose State,” stated Rice.
The new Spartans’ head coach agreed to a five-year contract with San Jose State. He replaces George Nessman, who coached the team for the past seven seasons.
While this is his first head-coaching job, Wojcik has an extensive resume as an assistant coach at successful basketball programs. He started his coaching career in 1991-92 under Lefty Drisell at James Madison and 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. He helped coach the Greyhounds to the team’s first NCAA Tournament appearance and MAAC title in 1994.
After the success at Loyola, Wojcik followed Prosser to Xavier in 1994, where he spent four seasons as an assistant. The team reached the NCAA Tournament twice and won 59 games in two years. He coached James Posey, a 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 boy’s 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 won back-to-back Conference USA Tournament title games and the inaugural College Basketball Invitational in 2008 and reached the second round of the 2009 NIT.
He spent the 2009-10 season at Wake Forest University under Gaudio where he coached Ishmael Smith, a current member of the Milwaukee Bucks and Al-Farouq Aminu, the eighth-overall selection of the 2010 NBA draft by the Los Angeles Clippers and currently with the New Orleans Hornets.
“We are very pleased to have attracted a person of Dave’s background and experience to San Jose State University,” stated Bleymaier. “He will be a tremendous asset to our basketball program and to the community.”
As a collegiate player at Loyola in Baltimore, Md., Wojcik 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.
A press conference to introduce Wojcik to the Spartan community will be held on Tuesday, April 2, at 11:30 a.m., at the Simpkins Stadium Center Gold Room, located on Seventh Street just north of Spartan Stadium. Parking will be available across the street in the Park & Ride lot.
Posted by SJSUSpartan04 on 13 March 2013 - 09:26 AM
Posted by MWCaroni on 17 January 2013 - 09:11 PM
DENVER (AP) -- Brett Olson and Chris Udofia each scored 15 points and Denver shot 56.3 percent from the field in a 73 - 37 rout over San Jose State on Thursday night.
Denver (10-7, 6-1 WAC) was 8 of 19 from beyond the arc, was a perfect 11 for 11 from the free-throw line and dished out 22 assists as a team. The Pioneers held San Jose State to just 28 percent shooting and forced 12 turnovers.
The Pioneers dominated this game from the outset and with Royce O'Neale's 3-pointer to put Denver up 3-0 just 42 seconds into the game, the Pioneers never trailed again, leading 34-18 at halftime and outscoring the Spartans 39-19 in the second half.
O'Neale finished with seven points, 10 rebounds and five assists.
San Jose State (9-8, 3-3) didn't have a player in double figures with LaVanne Pennington and Chris Cunningham each scoring eight points to lead the Spartans.
For those who are naive enough to believe that Nessman is finally turning things around...well think again. The women's team at the 55+ gated community down the street from me scores more than 37 points in all of their games.
Posted by MWCaroni on 24 September 2013 - 06:56 PM
Posted by MWCaroni on 30 December 2012 - 11:26 AM
Posted by MWCaroni on 26 January 2013 - 11:54 PM
Make that tied for 7th place (with Texas State). The Spartans lost their fifth straight WAC game tonight, this one at home to UT-Arlington 66-47. And this was supposed to be an easier season in the WAC. Good job Nessie.
WAC Standings (as of 01-27-13)
Louisiana Tech 9-0 -- 18-3
New Mexico State 7-2 13-8
Denver 7-2 11-8
Utah State 6-3 14-5
Texas-Arlington 5-4 10-8
Idaho 4-5 8-11
San Jose State 3-6 9-11
Texas State 3-6 7-14
Seattle 1-8 6-13
UTSA 1-8 5-14
Posted by MWCaroni on 15 March 2013 - 10:21 PM
The two teams that finished the season tied at the top of the WAC (LA Tech and Denver) are not in the finals. The WAC may not get more than one team in March Madness, but the winner of this game is guaranteed to go.
Posted by MWCaroni on 09 March 2013 - 09:08 PM
Well Sparta, they did it. SJSU finished off the regular season with 13 straight losses, the latest was a 90-67 drubbing at home to an equally lousy Texas State. The good news is that this incredibly long losing streak should finally put an end to the 7 years of bad Nessman coached teams. The Spartans do have a tournament game to play against UTSA @ 8:30 on Tuesday in Las Vegas...if anyone still cares. http://www.wacsports...SH_AD_ID=874842
Team-Conference-Overall-Home-Away-W L Pct.-W L Pct.-Streak W L-W L
Louisiana Tech 16 2 .889 26 5 .839 Lost 2 14 0 12 5
Denver 16 2 .889 21 8 .724 Won 10 13 2 8 6
New Mexico St. 14 4 .778 21 10 .677 Won 2 15 1 6 9
Utah St. 11 7 .611 21 9 .700 Won 2 14 4 7 5
UT-Arlington 11 7 .611 17 12 .586 Lost 2 7 7 10 5
Idaho 7 11 .389 12 17 .414 Won 2 6 8 6 9
Texas St. 5 13 .278 10 21 .323 Won 1 4 11 6 10
San Jose St. 3 14 .176 9 19 .321 Lost 13 5 9 4 10
UT-San Antonio 3 14 .176 8 21 .276 Lost 2 3 9 5 12
Seattle 3 15 .167 8 21 .276 Lost 2 5 12 3
Posted by MWCaroni on 11 January 2013 - 05:24 PM
Celebrate our Military Bowl Champions at the Event Center on January 24th.
Join Spartan Men's Basketball in celebrating our Military Bowl Champions! 2012 Spartan Football rose to a historic level capped with a Military Bowl Victory, 11 wins and consensus #21 ranking. Thursday, January 24th join us for photos with the Military Bowl Trophy, autographs from members of the Military Bowl team and a special halftime tribute to one of the greatest teams in Spartan history.
Posted by cody93225 on 18 November 2013 - 01:54 PM
I just got into Grad School at San Jose State, and I will begin attending in the spring semester. The university where I got my bachelors degree did not have a football program and lacked any real fun activities to do around campus. Needless to say, I am very excited to go to a school that has a FBS football program and look forward to attending games next season. Can anyone give me the run down on San Jose? Cool places to go (bars, fun activities, etc). Places students gather for football, unique clubs or activities to get involved with. I am from Southern California and don't know my way around the bay. Therefore, any insider information is appreciated.
Posted by MWCaroni on 05 November 2013 - 03:58 PM
Thank goodness this game was an exhibition because our new Coach Wojcik has started off even worse than Nessman...if you can believe that craziness. Nessie's teams didn't win many games, but at the very least they found a way to beat the D2, D3 & NAIA teams they played. Ugh.
Posted by Sparty4life on 12 March 2013 - 09:25 PM
I have heard Nessman will be gone by weekend.
Also have heard from two trusted sources that Rick Croy (Head Assistant at St. Mary's) is going to be interviewed.
St. Mary's success is unreal the last 5-6 years - Croy finishing 3rd season at SMC. Croy is young, from Bay Area, and sounds like an guy who will have some opportunities this year. Has experience at several schools and had unreal success as Head Coach at Citrus College --- bio states they were 92-9 and won state title in 2008. Called a buddy of mine who knows him who said he is next in line for SMC job if Bennett takes USC job.
Sounds like a guy who is on the up and has the passion / fire / leadership to lead our Spartans.
Would be interested to know if anyone else has heard this same info. I think there will be several DI jobs open on west coast this year... we need to make the right hire this time around!