New BSU basketball coach hires 3 assistants

New BSU basketball coach hires 3 assistants

Credit: KTVB

Leon Rice is the new men's basketball coach for Boise State University.

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by KTVB

KTVB.COM

Posted on April 8, 2010 at 2:11 PM

Updated Monday, Nov 25 at 3:37 PM

BOISE -- Boise State men’s basketball coach Leon Rice announced the addition of three assistant coaches to his staff Thursday as Dave Wojcik, Jeff Linder and Shaun Vandiver have been hired to help new coach Leon Rice guide the Bronco program.

“I feel like we hit a home run,” Rice said. “We assembled a lot of guys that have a diverse and wide variety of connections and recruiting contacts. They’ve got complimentary skills to each other and they come from a lot of different systems. But they are all really great family guys too, which is something I feel great about. They’re going to be terrific in this community.”

Wojcik, who comes to Boise State after spending the 2009-10 season as an assistant at Wake Forest, has been named Rice’s associate head coach.  Linder joins the Broncos as an assistant coach after spending two seasons as an assistant, including one as the associate head coach, at the University of San Francisco.  Vandiver, a member of the University of Wyoming men’s basketball coaching staff for the past five seasons, also joins the Broncos as an assistant.

“My focus coming into the first part of this job was hiring a staff, because the staff can make or break a program. I feel terrific that we’re off to a great start because the three guys I wanted were the three guys we got. If we can just recruit as well as we were able to hire we’ll have something,” Rice said.

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