Bill Wuczynski, who has spent the last six seasons on Jim Christian's staff, is in his first season as an assistant coach at Boston College.
Wuczynski came from Ohio University where he spent the last two seasons as an assistant coach for Christian. The Bobcats went 49-22 in the two seasons he was in Athens and advanced to the postseason both years.
Ohio went 24-10 in his first season on the staff and earned a bid to the NIT. The Bobcats won the MAC regular-season title for the first time since 1994 and they tied program records with 14 league wins and seven road triumphs.
Wuczynski worked closely with the Ohio point guards. The 2012-13 squad led the nation in assists per game (17.5), ranked seventh in the country in turnover margin (+4.7) and 12th in assist/turnover ratio (1.4). The team set a program record with 594 assists on the year.
Wuczynski worked closely with guard D.J. Cooper who was an AP All-America honorable mention his senior season. Cooper became the first player from Ohio to be named MAC Player of the Year since 1995 after ranking seventh in the country in assists. He was also a Bob Cousy Award finalist.
Cooper improved his numbers dramatically from the previous season after Wuczynski arrived on campus. He improved in field goal percentage (.424 from .348), 3-point percentage (.364 from .307) and assists per game (7.1 from 5.7) with Wuczynski's training.
This past season, the Bobcats recorded 25 wins for just the third time in program history and advanced to the quarterfinals of the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament. Wuczynski worked closely with All-MAC guard Nick Kellogg, who after averaging 8.3 points per game over his first three seasons, led Ohio in scoring (15.7 ppg) while shooting a career-best 46.2 percent from the floor. Kellogg shot 39.2 percent from beyond the arc and is the MAC's all-time 3-point leader (290).
Wuczynski first joined Christian's staff at TCU where he served as an assistant coach from 2008-12. He helped lead a turnaround of the Horned Frogs program that had gone seven years without a winning season before they advanced to the postseason in 2011-12.
He was heavily involved in recruiting and worked with the forwards while at TCU. He brought in All-Mountain West guard Hank Thorns and Zvonko Buljan, the 2009 MWC Newcomer of the Year and a two-time All-MWC player. Wuczynski also mentored Amric Fields who was the Mountain West Sixth Man of the Year in 2012.
Prior to his time in Fort Worth, Wuczynski served as an assistant coach at FIU and Loyola-Chicago. While in Chicago, the Ramblers recorded 32 wins in a span of two seasons, the most in consecutive years in over a decade.
Wuczynski spent five seasons at UNLV as an assistant coach and director of operations from 1997-2002. He spent one season as an assistant coach under Max Good as well as four seasons on the support staff, including two as the director of operations, under former UNLV coach Bill Bayno. The Sporting News recognized the 1997 recruiting class as the best in the nation while the 1999 class was ranked as the second-best in the nation by Hoop Scoop. The Runnin' Rebels averaged over 20 wins per season and made four postseason appearances (two NCAA Tournaments, two NITs) with Wuczynski on staff.
Wuczynski graduated from UNLV in 1996. He and his wife, Shaunna, have two sons, Shane and Cooper.
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