Chris Wojcik Out at Harvard

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According multiple reports, Chris Wojcik will not return as the men’s head lacrosse coach at Harvard in 2020. Wojcik’s tenure comes to an end after a 2018 and 2019 season in which the Crimson failed to make the Ivy league tournament and went winless in the moth of April. The Crimson finished 5-8 and 1-5 in the Ivy League this season. 

Wojcik is a Harvard alum having played lacrosse and soccer for the Crimson, graduating in 1996. He started his coaching career at Harvard as an assistant from 2005-2006 where he was the offensive coordinator for two of those seasons in addition to being the recruiting coordinator.

Prior to returning to Harvard as the head coach, Wojcik spent time as an assistant at DIII Bowdin in 2008 and then was an assistant at Penn from 2009-2010 where he was the offensive coordinator and recruiting coordinator. 

Since taking over as the head coach in 2011, Wojcik led the team to a share of the Ivy League regular season championship and an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament in 2014. The past two seasons have not been pretty as the Crimson have struggled, going winless in April for two straight seasons and failing to make the Ivy League tournament.  

Even with great recruiting classes that included players such as star-studded attackman Devin Dwyer Wojcik just wasn’t able to get it done. More recently Wojcik was able to land players like Kyle Salvatore in 2017, and in 2018 faceoff man Austin Madronic and midfielder Isaiah Dawon. 

Wojcik ended his tenure at Harvard with an overall record of 65-65, right at the .500 mark. 

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