6 CofC coaching candidates interviewed

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) - The College of Charleston is inching closer to naming its next head basketball coach.

Sources close to the search say all six candidates for the position have been interviewed, but no recommendation will be made to President Glenn McConnell yet.

Anthony Johnson, who had his interview Monday, is probably the favorite to get the job.

But there are several other strong names in the final list, including Wofford head coach Mike Young and Earl Clark.

ESPN is reporting that three former head coaches who are currently assistants in other programs round out the list?: North Carolina State's Bobby Lutz, University of Virginia's Ritchie McKay, and U-Conn's Karl Hobbs.

While many think Johnson has the best shot to get the offer, sources say it's still too early to call it a done deal.

The College has scrambled to replace Doug Wojcik, who was fired after a month of near-silence from the administration and an investigation into accusations that Wojcik verbally abused players.

Former president George Benson agreed to a one-month, unpaid suspension for Wojcik, but then left office and handed the entire problem to McConnell.

Wojcik was two years into a five-year contract and stood to make more than $1 million if the College terminated him without cause. Wojcik and his attorney said after the College cut ties with Wojcik that they would seek a buy-out as stipulated in his contract.