Mississippi Valley State University

July 27, 2016


Picture of Head Men's Basketball Coach Sean  Woods
Head Men's Basketball Coach Sean Woods
Charles Lackey 2nd Floor
Sean Woods is enters his second year at the helm of the Delta Devil’s storied basketball program. A former college basketball standout at Kentucky, Woods, comes to Valley after most recently serving as director of basketball operations and then assistant coach at TCU. Woods, who also served as an assistant coach at Texas A&M – Corpus Christi for a season, began his collegiate coaching career as an assistant at High Point, where he assisted in game and practice preparation, player development and scouting, and also helped coordinate on- and off-campus recruiting efforts. During that season, he helped the Panthers corral the top-ranked recruiting class in the Big South. Prior to his time at High Point, he served as an assistant coach at North Broward Prep in Coconut Creek, Fla., where he helped direct the team to a district championship and a second-place regional tournament finish during the 2002-03 season. Woods is known to college basketball fans as one of the “Unforgettables” (along with fellow seniors Richie Farmer, Deron Feldhaus, and John Pelphrey) on Kentucky’s 1992 East Regional final team that lost to Duke in what many experts consider the greatest college basketball game ever played. Woods, who scored 21 points in the contest, banked in an improbable running 10-footer with 2.9 seconds left to give the Wildcats a 103-102 advantage before Christian Laettner’s buzzer-beater propelled the Blue Devils to the Final Four and the 1992 national title. Woods earned a spot on the 1992 NCAA All-East Regional team for his efforts. Woods, who led the Wildcats in assists in each of his three seasons, ranks fifth on UK’s all-time assist list with 482, and his No. 11 jersey was retired by the school and hangs in the Rupp Arena rafters. Over his three-year career, he averaged 8.7 points and 5.3 assists per game. During his time, he was coached by Rick Pitino, Tubby Smith, Herb Sendek and Billy Donovan. Pitino, Smith and Donovan all have won national championships as head coaches. After graduating from Kentucky in 1992, Woods played for the NBA’s Indiana Pacers and ran a popular basketball camp for collegiate and professional players for several seasons. Attendees included college and NBA standouts Derek Anderson, Tony Delk and Antoine Walker. In 2005, Woods was inducted into the University of Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame as a charter member. Woods is married to the former Dashaynia Morones and has two children, Martiese and DeSean. Martiese is a sophomore guard for the Horned Frogs.
Education - Kentucky, B.S., 1992 • Playing Experience - Kentucky, 1988-1992 • NCAA Tournament Experience - Kentucky, 1992 • Division I Head Coaching Experience - Mississippi Valley State, 2008-present • Division I Assistant Coaching/Operations Experience - High Point, 2003-05; Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, 2005-06; TCU, 2006-08