SALT LAKE CITY (June 2, 2023) — The Salt Lake City Stars, the official NBA G League affiliate of the Utah Jazz, have finalized an agreement with Steve Wojciechowski (wo-ju-HOW-skee) to become the team’s new head coach. Formerly the head coach of Marquette University for seven seasons, Wojciechowski (commonly known as Wojo), becomes the Stars’ fifth head coach since the team relocated to Salt Lake City in 2016.
“The goal in our coaching search was to find a teacher with a high basketball acumen who could connect well with our players, and we have found that with Steve,” said Marquis Newman, General Manager of the Salt Lake City Stars. “We are excited to welcome a dynamic coach like Wojo and benefit from his 22 years of experience developing NBA-level talent. We look forward to having him lead our team and continue to develop the Stars program as a tool for our young players in the Utah Jazz organization.”
“I’m honored and excited to be named the head coach of the Salt Lake City Stars,” said Wojciechowski. “My family and I have lived in Park City for the last two years, so it is special that this opportunity comes in the place I have grown to love. I am looking forward to working with the Jazz and Stars staff to foster an environment of growth and development for the players in the program as we pursue a G League championship. I am eager to get started in preparation for the 2023-24 season.”
Wojciechowski, 46, began his coaching career in 1999 at Duke University, where he served as both an assistant and associate head coach under Hall of Fame Coach Mike Krzyzewski. As a member of Krzyzewski’s staff, Wojciechowski helped guide the Blue Devils to win two NCAA championships (2001 and 2010) and achieve a 441-92 record. He aided in the development of notable NBA players such as former Jazzmen Carlos Boozer and Rodney Hood, in addition to Shane Battier, Shelden Williams, Mason and Miles Plumlee, and Jabari Parker.
Most recently, he served as an assistant coach for the 2022 USA AmeriCup team that captured bronze at the 2022 FIBA AmeriCup. From 2008-2012, he was a court coach and scout for the USA Men's National Team, which won medals in both 2008 and 2012.
Before joining the Stars, the Severna Park, Md., native took his first head coaching job in 2014 with Marquette University, where he spent seven seasons (2014-2021). Under his leadership, the team earned two NCAA tournament invitations and a 124-93 record.
As a player, Wojciechowski spent four seasons at Duke (1994-98), earning several accolades including 1998 NABC Defensive Player of the Year award, 1997-98 All-ACC Third Team, and 1996-97 All-ACC Second Team honors. Throughout his four-year collegiate career, he appeared in 128 games for the Blue Devils and, while serving as a team captain his senior season, the point guard led the 1997-98 team to a 32-4 record. He still ranks in the school’s top 10 in both career assists and steals. A standout prep player at Cardinal Gibbons in Baltimore, Md., he was named a McDonald’s High School All-American in 1994.