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Sean Woods gets gig as head coach

JACKSON, Miss. — Former Texas Christian University assistant Sean Woods was chosen as the head basketball coach at Mississippi Valley State University on Tuesday.

Woods replaces James Green, who left earlier this year to become the new coach at Jacksonville State in Alabama.

Woods, a former college basketball standout at Kentucky, served two seasons at TCU as director of basketball operations and then assistant coach. Before his time at TCU, Woods spent one year as an assistant coach at Texas A&M Corpus Christi.

The former guard, now 38, led the Wildcats in assists in each of his three seasons, and he ranks fifth on the school's career list at 482. He capped his career as a member of ”The Unforgettables,“ the team that completed UK's transition from scandal-ridden program to participant in the epic NCAA Tournament East Regional finals against Duke in 1992.

The two other finalists for the MVSU job were Texas Southern assistant Lacey Reynolds, a former head coach at Grambling State, and Harvey Wardell, an assistant at Tougaloo College.

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