Doug Wojcik unlikely to survive details of abuse at Charleston

Doug Wojcik is under fire for allegations of verbal abuse.  (USATSI)
Doug Wojcik is under fire for allegations of verbal abuse. (USATSI)

It's becoming increasingly unlikely that Doug Wojcik will survive Charleston's investigation into his alleged verbal abuse of players and ever coach another game for the Cougars, multiple sources told on Thursday.

Exactly how his tenure will end seems to be the only real question.

Sources told that Wojcik does not intend to just up and resign and essentially forfeit the remaining $1.2 million on his contract, and it's unclear if Charleston can fire him for cause. Still, sources said both sides realize, deep down, that the 50-page report published by The Post and Courier newspaper on Thursday is too ugly in places for Wojcik to recover professionally, meaning the most likely scenario has Wojcik reaching some sort of settlement to leave or Charleston simply attempting to fire him for cause and letting lawyers handle the details later, if neccessary.

Either way, the report is seen as the beginning of the end.

"Doug's already telling people he knows he's done," one source told

The 50-page report features input from 12 players and nine different staff members, most of whom paint Wojcik as a "bully" who consistently berated players during tirades laced with obscenities, personal attacks and physical threats. There's one allegation of Wojcik calling a player a "fag." There's another allegation of Wojcik saying he doesn't care if a certain player dies. There's another allegation of Wojcik telling a walk-on that he would "rip his [expletive] throat out," and even Wojcik admits in the report that the mother of guard Canyon Barry once called Wojcik "Mike Rice" at a booster club function. Rice, of course, is the former Rutgers coach who was fired last year for physically and verbally abusing players.

"I'm sincerely remorseful and apologize to those I've hurt," Wojcik told The Post and Courier. "I've already started making amends and working on correcting my actions."

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