After four total years as an assistant under Mike Young, Jay McAuley has been elevated to head coach at Wofford. McAuley had been the Terriers’ associate head coach the last two seasons and was part of the 30-5 campaign that concluded last month.
“When we began the search process six days ago, we thought Jay McAuley would be a good choice,” AD Richard Johnson said Sunday. “As we progressed through the process, it became clear that he was a great choice. He has been a valuable member of the coaching staff at Wofford and has great experience with coaches such as Chris Holtmann and Niko Medved. We are excited to have him lead our team.”
Young left Wofford for Virginia Tech earlier this month after 17 seasons with the Terriers, including five NCAA Tournament appearances (two of which came with McAuley on staff). McAuley inherits a roster without two-time SoCon POY Fletcher Magee, but should see four of this year’s top six scorers back in action.
“I am truly honored to be the next men’s basketball coach at Wofford College,” McAuley said in a release. “While this is a new and exciting chapter for both my family and the Terrier faithful, the mission remains the same: recruit and graduate first-class student-athletes, showcase an exciting brand of basketball, and win championships.”
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