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Suspended Morehead men’s head basketball coach Sean Woods has resigned his position


Morehead State head basketball coach Sean Woods, a former standout player at Kentucky, has resigned his position, according to a statement from MSU athletics director Brian Hutchinson.

Woods, who played on UK’s “Unforgettables” team in 1992, has been suspended with pay since Nov. 22. Morehead has not won a game since the suspension began.

Multiple media outlets have reported that Woods is facing a misdemeanor battery charge in Indiana after being accused by two of his players of assault during a game at the University of Evansville.

Woods, who played on UK's "Unforgettables" team in 1992, has been suspended with pay since Nov. 22. Morehead has not won a game since the suspension began (MSU Athletics Photo)

Woods, who played on UK’s “Unforgettables” team in 1992, has been suspended with pay since Nov. 22. Morehead has not won a game since the suspension began (MSU Athletics Photo)

Hutchinson released the following statement Thursday regarding the men’s basketball program.

“Morehead State University has been involved in an extensive administrative review resulting from an incident reported to the institution by members of the men’s basketball team. The investigation was conducted independently from the department of athletics.

Effective immediately, men’s basketball head coach Sean Woods has resigned his position.

While some information is and will be a matter of public record, our process was internal and not informed by any other proceedings. With the resignation of Sean Woods, it is critical we use our energy and resources to ensure our student-athletes can thrive in the environment we provide them.

Coach Preston Spradlin will continue as the interim head coach this season, and the staff will stay in place for the remainder of the season as well. We will begin the process to conduct a national search for the head coach position.

I particularly want to thank our student-athletes for their patience and cooperation during this time. While disappointed in what brought us here today, I believe in the resiliency of our team and know they will continue to dedicate themselves to their utmost. We have four games remaining before conference play begins, and we expect to be competitive leading into the postseason.”

From staff, MSU reports


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