PHILADELPHIA - Penn men's lacrosse head coach Mike Murphy has announced that he will be keeping on Chris Wojcik as an assistant coach. Wojcik originally joined the Penn men's lacrosse staff in the summer of 2008, and spent the 2009 season with the Quakers. This year, he will serve as the program's offensive coordinator and recruiting coordinator.
"I am extremely excited to keep Coach Wojcik on staff," said Murphy. "He is a tireless worker, a terrific recruiter, and has a great mind for the game. He will play a crucial role in everything we do. We are lucky to have someone with his experience, particularly within the Ivy League, and someone who develops such a strong rapport with the players."
"I would like to thank Mike Murphy for his confidence in me, and the opportunity to continue coaching at Penn," said Wojcik. "Mike and I share a vision for Penn lacrosse, and we believe in the administration's commitment to the lacrosse program. I want to thank Brian Voelker for providing me with the opportunity to assist him at Penn this past year, and his contributions and the progress the program has made over the course of his tenure. I am looking forward to building on my association with the program, and giving my best to the players."
Penn went 5-8 overall last year, including a 2-4 mark in the Ivy League.
Prior to his arrival at Penn, Wojcik spent six years as an assistant lacrosse coach at his alma mater, Harvard. He was the program's recruiting coordinator from 2005-07. As the Crimson's offensive coordinator in 2006, he helped spearhead their run to an NCAA berth.
Wojcik spent the 2008 season at Bowdoin College. The Polar Bears were picked ninth in the NESCAC prior to that season, but went 12-7 overall and advanced to the conference's championship game for the first time in program history. Bowdoin earned its first NCAA postseason appearance, winning a first-round game before falling to NESCAC rival Middlebury in the second round.
A two-sport star at Harvard, Wojcik captained the Crimson's soccer and lacrosse teams his senior year. He finished his All-America lacrosse career with 89 goals and 45 assists for 134 points.