Itta Bena, Ms – Mississippi Valley State University announced today that Sean Woods would take over the helm of the Delta Devils’ basketball program and serve as the university’s 12 men’s basketball head coach.Â Woods, a former college basketball standout atÂ Kentucky, comes to Valley after serving two seasons at TCU as director of basketball operations and then assistant coach.Â Prior to his time at TCU Woods spent one year serving as an assistant coach at Texas A&M Corpus Christi and before that at High Point where he began his college coaching career assisting in game and practice preparation, player development and scouting.Â 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.Â Â Â Woods, who led the Wildcats in assists in each of his three seasons, ranks fifth onÂ UKÂ ’s all-time assist list with 482, and his No. 11 jersey was retired by the school and hangs in the Rupp Arena rafters.Â 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 fromÂ 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 theÂ University ofÂ Kentucky Athletic Hall of FameÂ as a charter member. Woods is married to the former Dashaynia Morones and has two children, Martiese and DeSean.Â