Rachel Wojdowski
Rachel  Wojdowski

Hometown:
Pittsburgh, Pa.

High School:
Bethel Park

Position:
Assistant Coach

Birthdate:
07/29/1982

Alma Mater:
NYU '05



07/05/2016

Dan Burt Receives Contract Extension

Head Women’s Basketball Coach Secured Through 2023-24

12/06/2015

Szamosi, Lass Lead @DuqWBB Past Buffalo 79-62

Duo combines for 40 points, Burt gets 50th career win

12/06/2015

Szamosi, Lass Lead @DuqWBB Past Buffalo 79-62

Duo combines for 40 points, Burt gets 50th career win

12/06/2015

Szamosi, Lass Lead @DuqWBB Past Buffalo 79-62

Duo combines for 40 points, Burt gets 50th career win

12/06/2015

Szamosi, Lass Lead @DuqWBB Past Buffalo 79-62

Duo combines for 40 points, Burt gets 50th career win

03/21/2016

#9 Duquesne vs. #1 UConn

#9 Duquesne falls to #1 UConn 97-51 in the second round of the NCAA women's basketball tournament in Storrs, CT (USATSI)







Rachel Wojdowski joined the Duquesne women's basketball staff in 2010 and is in her fourth season as assistant coach after serving a director of basketball operations during the 2011, 2012 and 2013 seasons. During her time on the Bluff in both positions, Duquesne has won 139 games. Under her tenure as defensive coordinator the Dukes have been at the top of the league in field goal percentage defense and rebounding each season. Wojdowski also serves as lead international recruiter, where she has brought some of the top players from Hungary, Estonia, Serbia, Norway Spain and Canada to the Bluff.

Wojdowski has coached 11 All-Conference performers including the 2016 A-10 Co-Player of the Year April Robinson, the 2016 Sixth Woman of the Year Deva'Nyar Workman, the 2013 Defensive Player of the Year Jocelyn Floyd and the 2011 Rookie of the Year Wumi Agunbiade.

Professional development has been a part of Wojdowski's success at Duquesne as she has coached eight players sign professional contracts overseas.

In August 2015, Wojdowski was invited to participate in the first-ever Women's Basketball Coaches Association's Center for Coaching Excellence leadership program for assistant coaches..

She joined the women's basketball staff after a successful five-year professional playing career overseas which included stops in Bulgaria, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany and Holland.

Wojdowski joined the Dukes' team as a walk-on for the 2001 season, but transferred to UNC Wilmington where she played under current Duquesne head coach Dan Burt. After leading the Seahawks to a 22-6 season in 2003.

She opted to finish her collegiate career at New York University. In her two years at NYU, Wojdowski led the Violets to a 46-9 record. Her junior season, She was the 2004 University Athletic Association Player of the Year and was named to UAA First-Team All-Conference while leading NYU to the NCAA Division III Sweet 16 with a 23-4 record. She was named to the 2004 NCAA Division III Third-Team All-American. During her senior season, she led NYU to the ECAC Metro championship with a 23-5 overall record. She repeated the UAA First-Team All-Conference feat the following year while being named NYU Kodak All-American.

Her 16.4 points per game is still second best in program's 92-year history.

In 2012 she was named to the University Athletic Association 25-Year Team and in 2015 she was inducted into the NYU Hall of Fame.

A 2000 graduate of Bethel Park High School, Wojdowski averaged 17.6 points and 10.7 rebounds per game and led the Black Hawks to a 19-9 record during her junior season in 1998-99. She missed the majority of her senior season after an ACL tear. In 2011, she was inducted into Bethel Park Athletic Hall of Fame.

Wojdowski started her coaching career as an assistant coach at Peters Township High School. In 2010, she help the Indians reach a berth in the WPIAL semifinals, which included a first round upset of traditional AAAA powerhouse Oakland Catholic.

Wojdowski's father, Jack, was a three-year varsity player for the Dukes from 1971-73 and led DU to a 57-17 record and an appearance in the 1971 NCAA Tournament during his time on the Bluff.

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