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Woods Receives National Recognition

MSU Athletics

Sean Woods, who begins his second year at Morehead State, is 14th on Hoop Scoop Online's national list of up-and-coming men's college basketball coaches.  Woods has 10 seasons of Division I coaching experience and has been a head coach the past five.

"I am grateful to be part of such a prestigious list. The success I've enjoyed over the years has been a by-product of terrific student-athletes, assistant coaches and support staff.  We have all of that going for us at MSU, which is why I'm excited about the 2013-14 season,” said Woods.

Woods guided Morehead State to a 15-18 overall record and 8-8 Ohio Valley Conference mark in 2012-13, despite inheriting a program with just four scholarship players (and six overall).  The Eagles also made their eighth straight OVC Tournament appearance in his first campaign.

Woods led Mississippi Valley State to 50 overall wins and 44 Southwestern Athletic Conference victories from 2008-12.  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.

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.

"Our goal each year is to win an OVC championship and play in the NCAA Tournament. We have some very talented student-athletes who have been working extremely hard, which makes me think that goal will be a reality in the very near future.  It should be an enjoyable year,” added Woods.