With the search for a new basketball coach at the College of Charleston entering its third week, former Cougars guard Anthony Johnson and Wofford coach Mike Young have emerged as the finalists for the job. The search committee interviewed six candidates before submitting the names of Johnson and Young to College of Charleston President Glenn McConnell, multiple sources have confirmed. The Spartanburg Herald reported Thursday night that Young was among at least two finalists for the position. Johnson, who has been a leading candidate for the vacancy since the search committee first met earlier this month, was confirmed as the other candidate by multiple sources within the Cougars' athletic department on Monday. "The recommendation from the search committee is on the president's desk," one source said. "It's his decision." Doug Wojcik was fired on Aug. 5 for "just cause" after two independent investigations uncovered allegations of verbal and physical abuse of players and athletic department staff members. In addition to Johnson and Young, the other candidates interviewed were Clemson assistant coach Earl Grant, University of Connecticut assistant coach Karl Hobbs, former UNC Charlotte coach Bobby Lutz and Virginia assistant coach Ritchie McKay.
Anthony Johnson, Mike Young finalists for College of Charleston basketball position
The Post and Courier | Aug 27