Men’s basketball assistant Carrawell leaving Marquette for Duke


Photo by Brian Georgeson

Chris Carrawell (center) hugs junior Matt Heldt after a Marquette win. Carrawell spent four years at Marquette.

Men’s basketball assistant and former Duke player Chris Carrawell is heading back to his alma mater to take an assistant coaching job under Mike Krzyzewski, per ESPN’s Jeff Goodman. The move comes after former Duke associate head coach Jeff Capel took over as head coach at the University of Pittsburgh.

Carrawell has been with Marquette head coach Steve Wojciechowski since he arrived in Milwaukee in 2014. Wojo was a longtime assistant at Duke from 1999 to 2014. He and Carrawell worked on the same staff from 2007 to 2011, during which time Carrawell served as outreach coordinator, head graduate assistant, assistant video coordinator and assistant strength and conditioning coach.

After 2011, Carrawell left to become an assistant coach in the NBA Development League for the Springfield Armor before arriving at Marquette in 2014 as Wojo’s first hire as head coach.

Carrawell played under Krzyzewski from 1996-2000 and was named the ACC Player of the Year and first team All-American his senior season.