Sean Woods begins his second season with the TCU men's basketball program and his first season as an assistant coach.
In August of 2006, TCU coach Neil Dougherty announced the hiring of Sean Woods as the Horned Frogs' director of basketball operations. Last spring, Woods was promoted to one of the Frogs' assistant coaches.
Woods, a former college basketball standout at Kentucky, comes to Fort Worth after serving one season as an assistant coach at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.
Woods began his collegiate coaching career as an assistant at High Point, where he assisted in game and practice preparation, player development and scouting, and also helped coordinate on- and off-campus recruiting efforts. During that season, he helped the Panthers corral the top-ranked recruiting class in the Big South.
Prior to his time at High Point, he served as an assistant coach at North Broward Prep in Coconut Creek, Fla., where he helped direct the team to a district championship and a second-place regional tournament finish during the 2002-03 season.
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.
Woods, who scored 21 points in the contest, banked in an improbable running 10-footer with 2.9 seconds left to give the Wildcats a 103-102 advantage before Christian Laettner's buzzer-beater propelled the Blue Devils to the Final Four and the 1992 national title. Woods earned a spot on the 1992 NCAA All-East Regional team for his efforts.
Woods, who led the Wildcats in assists in each of his three seasons, ranks fifth on UK's all-time assist list with 482, and his No. 11 jersey was retired by the school and hangs in the Rupp Arena rafters. 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.
"We are very excited to have Sean on our staff," Dougherty said. "He has a tremendous background, having played at Kentucky, where he had exposure to some of the best coaches in the game. Sean is great with young people and the team is very excited to have him on board."
After graduating from Kentucky 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 the University of Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame as a charter member. Woods is married to the former Dashaynia Morones and has two children, Martiese and DeSean. Martiese is a sophomore guard for the Horned Frogs.