Morehead State athletic director Brian Hutchinson announced Thursday that Sean Woods, who had been head basketball coach for four plus seasons, was resigning effective immediately. The Eagles, currently 2-7, have been without Woods the past five games due to suspension.
The suspension – and ultimately the resignation – stem from an independent investigation into claims that Woods had assaulted two Eagles players after a 11/19 game at Evansville. Then, just two days ago, Woods was charged with misdemeanor battery in Indiana as a result of those actions.
This is not the first time Woods had been in trouble at Morehead. In 2012, he was suspended one game after berating one of his players in a loss to Kentucky – where Woods played from 1988-1992. He also appeared to make contact with the player, for which he apologized.
Morehead State will move forward with assistant Preston Spradlin acting as interim head coach. The Eagles made the CBI Finals last season, finishing with a 23-14 record, but will have to battle through distractions this season in order to get back on track. Hutchinson said that a national search for the next head coach will begin after the holidays.