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Sean Woods Resigns as Morehead State Head Coach

USA Today

USA Today

Former Kentucky Wildcat Sean Woods is stepping down as the head coach at Morehead State.  There are multiple reports that Woods has resigned, with a news conference to confirm planned for later today.

His resignation comes just two days after he was charged for misdemeanor battery in Indiana, stemming from a pair of altercations that occurred during Morehead’s November 19 game at Evansville.  Two players accuse Woods of becoming physical.  One said he was pushed multiple times, while the other said he was “backhanded” in the locker room during halftime.

Woods has been suspended by Morehead State since November 22.  Unfortunately, few are surprised considering previous events, most notably this sideline tirade when he returned to coach at Rupp Arena.


Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

22 Comments for Sean Woods Resigns as Morehead State Head Coach

  1. pastrong
    2:35 pm December 15, 2016 Permalink

    It is time for The Kelly Wells ERA at Morehead State. Please make the right choice this time..

  2. david8577
    2:50 pm December 15, 2016 Permalink

    Man, I wish I could forget these guys.

  3. Catsby80
    3:00 pm December 15, 2016 Permalink

    I’m all for tough & hard coaching, but it’s hard to watch that video the way he gets in that player’s face and pushes him around and what not. It’s almost like he was antagonizing the player. I can’t say I’m surprised to hear that he was even worse behind closed doors. There is a line between coaching/teaching and bullying. Unfortunately, it looks like Woods was more of a bully than a coach.

  4. Rise
    3:01 pm December 15, 2016 Permalink

    Every coach I ever had would be suspended. It was just part of it.

    • Laker Cat 18
      3:08 pm December 15, 2016 Permalink

      I am a coach and I have never put my hands on a player in the manner that Coach Woods did in that video. I also have 4 state championships. Coaching is a mixture of knowledge of the game and love/respect toward your players.

    • Sentient Third Eye
      3:29 pm December 15, 2016 Permalink

      Understood, but it’s a different age, for good or bad. There’s apparently no place for gravel in the snowflake era.

    • Catsby80
      3:34 pm December 15, 2016 Permalink

      There is a difference between being constructive and teaching players and just being downright abusive. Backhanding players and headbutting players is absolutely unacceptable regardless of the decade you live in. Trying to defend this behavior is ridiculous. Do what you want to your own kids, but I’ll be damned if another adult, who you I would trust my children with, is going to slap them around.

    • BigBlueMeade
      3:36 pm December 15, 2016 Permalink

      You can be tough on players and coach in a tough manner now a days, but in what world is it okay to get physical with an athlete over a game or practice? Coaching is a profession and in what other professional setting would it be okay to become physical with your subordinates? If I’m an office manager and a guy doesn’t get a spreadsheet done in time there is no scenario that I become physical with that worker. Nostalgia for violence and unnecessary abuse is sadistic.

    • Sentient Third Eye
      3:53 pm December 15, 2016 Permalink

      When I was growing up, the first question would have been, “When the coach did this, did it leave a mark?” If it did not actual physical harm, then no one would have cared. Pushing and yelling, even slapping, were not considered physical assaults. That was when you punched someone hard enough to leave a bruise.

    • Catsby80
      4:01 pm December 15, 2016 Permalink

      If I may ask… When did you grow up, Sentient?

    • Sentient Third Eye
      4:42 pm December 15, 2016 Permalink

      The late seventies into the early to mid eighties.

  5. leon singleton
    3:33 pm December 15, 2016 Permalink

    The players must be Obama;s girly boys.

  6. wildcat2012
    3:37 pm December 15, 2016 Permalink

    Classic. Once again Nick doesn’t prof read and uses planned instead of plans. Get your crap together and be a professional man

    • BigBlueMeade
      3:43 pm December 15, 2016 Permalink

      The only thing he did wrong was forget a comma. It should read “a news conference to confirm, planned later today.” He used planned because the news conference is planned for later today, not the news conference is going to reveal plans. Come on dude, quit being so hateful.

    • J-Dub421
      3:49 pm December 15, 2016 Permalink

      Classic. You used “prof” instead of proof and forgot to use a period at the end of your sentence. Try practicing what you preach.

    • THE William Hill
      3:55 pm December 15, 2016 Permalink

      Classic. Once again[,] Nick doesn’t proofread and uses []planned[] instead of []plans[]. Get your crap together and be a professional[,] man[.]

      Thats f***ng hilarious.

      Nick and Drew must have ran train on his girl. He seems mad.

      BTW, how many different names are you going to use, bruh?

  7. Tej
    3:53 pm December 15, 2016 Permalink

    Obviously, Woods has a temper problem that was a threat to his players. No school can tolerate such behavior.
    #5’s post is pretty dumb.

  8. za
    4:00 pm December 15, 2016 Permalink

    Dude’s a nut and should never work in coaching again

  9. kvltclassic
    4:09 pm December 15, 2016 Permalink

    “Back in my day you’d be a man and accept this” is the worst mentality I have ever heard. In the past people were not allowed to vote because of their skin color, people were forced to go fight in wars against their will, people were burned at stakes because someone claimed they were a witch, etc etc. The world isn’t the same place any more and for the most part that is for the better.

    • Sentient Third Eye
      4:46 pm December 15, 2016 Permalink

      I can’t disagree with anything you wrote there. At the same time, masculinity is not a disease to be eradicated, as many out-of-control fanatics in our society today may seem to think. It is something that is absolutely necessary for a healthy society, and the modern war on it has obviously left our society badly damaged.

  10. ClutchCargo
    5:26 pm December 15, 2016 Permalink

    My first thought, after hearing about this, was that the players just need to toughen up and and learn to accept hard coaching. However, if it gets to the point that you have lost the respect of your players, you’re doing it wrong. Hope he gets his stuff together and gets that anger under control.

  11. lribookend
    6:39 pm December 15, 2016 Permalink

    The days of Bobby Knight-style coaching were over many years ago. Sean needs anger-management counseling. He may do better as an assistant coach where the stress to win is much less…..