|Sean Woods leaves Mississippi Valley for Morehead State|
Sean Woods, who has spent time with five Division I men’s basketball programs and led Mississippi Valley State to the 2012 NCAA Tournament, has been named head coach at Morehead State University.
Woods will be formally introduced during a press conference on Monday.
“I am very pleased to welcome Sean as the new head men’s basketball coach at Morehead State University,” said Dr. Wayne D. Andrews, MSU president. "I believe that Coach Woods' experience, character and integrity will help us continue the momentum that our basketball program has achieved in recent years. I have no doubt that he will be an outstanding leader for our young men.”
“We are very excited to add Sean and his family to the Morehead State athletics family,” said Brian Hutchinson, MSU director of athletics. “Sean is a strong leader and tireless worker. We were impressed with his energy, character, vision and professionalism throughout the interview process.”
Woods led Mississippi Valley State to 50 overall wins and 44 Southwestern Athletic Conference victories the past four years. The 2011-12 Delta Devils finished 21-13 overall, 17-1 in the SWAC, won the conference tournament and advanced to the school’s fifth-ever NCAA Tournament.
Woods led the Delta Devils on a 17-game win streak (second in the nation) and won the SWAC Tournament for the first time since 2008. MVSU advanced to the NCAA Tournament, where they fell to Western Kentucky.
The Delta Devils finished with 21 wins – the most since the 2003-04 season when MVSU finished 22-7 under Lafayette Stribling.
MVSU improved by 14 overall wins and 10 conference victories from his first season to his fourth. Woods was recognized as the 2011-12 SWAC Coach of the Year and earned the prestigious Ben Jobe Award, which honors the top minority coach in NCAA Division I men’s college basketball.
Prior to accepting the head job in Itta Bena, Miss., Woods spent time on the coaching staffs at TCU (2006-08), Texas A&M Corpus Christi (2005-06) and High Point (2003-05).
Woods succeeds Donnie Tyndall, who accepted the head job at Southern Mississippi in late April and becomes the second MVSU basketball coach to leave Itta Bena since the end of the season. Former MVSU women's head coach Nate Kilbert left last week to become head coach at Arkansas-Pine Bluff.
Courtesy Morehead State Athletic Communications
|Last Updated ( Sun May 13, 2012 - 10:23am )|