Posted: 10:46 am Thursday, August 21st, 2014

Cremins being considered as Charleston interim 

By Ken Sugiura

Georgia Tech coaching legend Bobby Cremins, seen here at McCamish Pavilion just prior to the building's opening in 2012, may come out of retirement to take an interim job at the College of Charleston. (JOHNNY CRAWFORD/AJC)

Georgia Tech coaching legend Bobby Cremins, seen here at McCamish Pavilion just prior to the building’s opening in 2012, may come out of retirement to take an interim job at the College of Charleston. (JOHNNY CRAWFORD/AJC)

 

Bobby Cremins may be getting back in the game. The Georgia Tech coaching legend is being considered as an interim coach at the College of Charleston after its Aug. 5 firing of coach Doug Wojcik, according to multiple reports.

In a text message Thursday morning, the 67-year-old Cremins declined comment, writing that he would “glad to talk” once a decision is made.

After resigning from Tech in 2000, following a 19-year tenure in which he became the school’s winningest coach and led the Yellow Jackets to three ACC tournament titles, Cremins coached at Charleston 2006-12, but took a medical leave of absence in January 2012 and retired after the season. He later cited exhaustion and anxiety as the reasons for his absence. After retiring, Cremins took on an unofficial role as a goodwill ambassador for Tech at the invitation of coach Brian Gregory. He also serves on the NCAA’s committee on infractions.

The Post and Courier in Charleston, S.C., reported that the school’s search committee is strongly considering alumnus and former NBA player Anthony Johnson, but has concerns about his lack of coaching experience. A possible solution is to bring in Cremins as the interim while Johnson serves on his staff as a “coach in waiting.” Cremins is open to returning, according to a cbssports.com report citing multiple unnamed sources.

Wojcik was fired after allegations of verbal and physical abuse towards players and athletic department staff. Wojcik, coincidentally, was considered for the Tech job that ultimately went to Gregory.

8 comments
LostGoat
LostGoat

tech never should have forced him out----he would have won 2-3 titles at tech

GMAB
GMAB

A great show of respect for Coach Cremins. " GO JACKETS "

juvenal
juvenal

class act, esp considering he never needed the money........ 

razorjackets
razorjackets

I live in Charleston, and he's also somewhat of a legend here.  I'm a CoC fan now too, in large part due to Bobby's involvement.  If he takes this role, it will be a struggle due to lack of talent and recruiting pipeline right now.   He is a great recruiter though, so maybe he could get a few good players to CoC (a great place) and then hand it over.   Regardless, I hope this works out well.

CT_Jacket
CT_Jacket

I worked in The Technique sports department during some great basketball seasons and his foray into accepting/rejecting the SC job.  He always made time for us.  He was always great with the students and he had/has great love for Tech.

POAD2014
POAD2014

Great....Take one last ride Bobby.