Doug Wojcik not recruiting this week

Updated: July 8, 2014, 5:45 PM ET
By Andy Katz | ESPN.com

Embattled College of Charleston coach Doug Wojcik will not be on the road recruiting when the period starts Wednesday for college coaches, the school announced Tuesday.

Wojcik was recently under investigation for verbally abusing his players during his first two years at the school.

The school issued a statement to media who requested one saying Wojcik had meetings he would be attending to in Charleston this week. The statement said assistant coaches would "engage in recruiting activities during the week of July 6.''

The school said it would have no further comment on whether or not Wojcik would recruit later in the month or if he was suspended from recruiting.

The investigation of Wojcik, which was detailed in a 50-page report, found that he likely verbally abused players, using threatening, degrading and profane language in dealing with the team -- including using a homophobic slur against one player. Wojcik denied using the slur against the player in the report.

Wojcik's attorney, Scott Tompsett, said that Wojcik cooperated with the investigation and accepted the subsequent sanctions levied by the school, which included a suspension without pay for the entire month of August and a mandate for long-term counseling and monitoring. Tompsett said last week that Wojcik was not planning to resign

"He has three years remaining on his contract, and he intends to fulfill that contract," Tompsett said in a statement provided to ESPN.com last Saturday. "Coach Wojcik very much wants to be the head men's basketball coach at the College of Charleston."

Sources told ESPN that there is a faction within the team that wants Wojcik removed, but there are players and parents that have come out in support of the former Tulsa head coach. Wojcik has three years remaining on his contract worth a total of approximately $1.2 million.

"I'm sincerely remorseful and apologize to those I've hurt," Wojcik said in the statement. "I've already started making amends and working on correcting my actions. The College and I are grateful these concerns were brought to our attention, and every effort will be made to improve relations between myself and all members of the men's basketball program."

Wojcik came to the College of Charleston after the 2011-12 season, taking over for the retiring Bobby Cremins. The Cougars went 24-11 and reached the finals of the Southern Conference tournament championship in Wojcik's first season and were 14-18 this past season, their first in the CAA.

Information from ESPN.com's Jeff Goodman and The Associated Press was used in this report.

Andy Katz | email

Senior Writer, ESPN.com

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