Boston College Basketball Names Bill Wuczynski Assistant Men's Basketball Coach

Ron Chenoy-US PRESSWIRE

Wuczynski joins the Boston College staff after six seasons with Jim Christian at TCU and Ohio.

On Thursday, Boston College announced that it has hired Bill Wuczynski as assistant coach for the men's basketball team. "Billy Wu" has spent the last six seasons on Christian's staffs at TCU and Ohio.

"I couldn't be more excited to have Bill with us at Boston College," Christian said. "We have been together for six years and he is one of the best teachers of the game that I have been around. He is also one of the hardest workers in the country both on and off the court. Bill's passion for teaching and developing talent is something that will impact this program going forward."

Wuczynski is known for his work with guards; most notably Ohio's D.J. Cooper. Cooper was named the 2013 MAC Player of the Year and earned AP All-America Honorable Mention. Christian's new assistant will be able to mentor a pretty good one at BC with Olivier Hanlan's announcement that he'll return to the Heights for his junior season.

Prior to joining Christian's staff in Fort Worth in 2008, Wuczynski made assistant coaching stops at Florida International (2005-08), Loyola-Chicago (2002-05) and his alma mater UNLV (2001-02). He began his career as the Director of Operations for the Rebels from 1997-2001.

Wuczynski was reportedly in the mix to replace Christian as the head coach at Ohio. The Bobcats instead tabbed North Dakota State's Saul Phillips as Christian's successor in Athens.

The hires of Spinelli and Wuczynski leaves Christian with one assistant coaching spot to fill -- rumored to be current Rhode Island assistant and former Boston College director of basketball operations Preston Murphy -- as well as the Director of Basketball Operations role.

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