Ron Wojcik out after 10 years as Hoosac Valley girls basketball coach

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After 10 years and nine championships, Ron Wojcik and his staff will not be back to coach the Hoosac Valley girls basketball team for the 2020-21 season.

Multiple sources indicated to The Berkshire Eagle on Tuesday afternoon that Wojcik, along with assistants Bob LeClair and Steph Curry, would not be coaching the team next year.

Wojcik's 10-year tenure at Hoosac Valley was, in a word, outstanding. It's hard to top winning seven Western Massachusetts championships, and winning one state championship on the court and a co-championship this year. The Hurricanes had been scheduled to play St. Mary's of Lynn in a rematch of the 2019 Division III state championship game. That game was scrubbed because of the coronavirus pandemic, and the Hurricanes were named co-state champions.

In 10 seasons at Hoosac, Wojcik was 192-49. In six of those seasons, the Hurricanes finished with 20 or more wins.

Hoosac went 13-8 and 14-8 in Wojcik's first two seasons, before making the school's first appearance in a girls' basketball championship game in two decades in 2013. That year, Hoosac knocked off top-seeded Drury in the Division II final, after beating reigning champion Palmer and second-seeded Hampshire Regional.

It was the only Division II championship for Hoosac, as the Hurricanes moved to Division III the next year.

Wojcik guided the Hurricanes to championships in 2014, 2014, 2016 and 2017. The run was stopped in 2018, when Wahconah beat Hoosac in the quarterfinals. Hoosac went on to win Western Mass. titles in 2019 and this year.

The only time Hoosac did not make it to the state championship game after winning Western Mass. was in 2013, when Nashoba won in the state Division II semifinal.

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