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Morehead State gives Sean Woods contract extension through 2020

Morehead State Coach Sean Woods talked to his team during a timeout in their Ohio Valley Conference game against Eastern Kentucky on Feb. 11, 2016, in Morehead.
Morehead State Coach Sean Woods talked to his team during a timeout in their Ohio Valley Conference game against Eastern Kentucky on Feb. 11, 2016, in Morehead.

Following a 23-win season and a trip to the College Basketball Invitational finals, Morehead State men’s basketball coach Sean Woods had his contract extended through the 2019-20 season.

“This extension means a lot to me. It shows that (Athletics Director) Brian (Hutchinson) and (University President) Dr. (Wayne D.) Andrews appreciate the work that we’ve been doing since I got here,” Woods said in a statement released by the school. “It shows that they believe in our plan, and this is a major commitment to Morehead State men’s basketball.”

Woods has compiled a 75-63 record in his first four seasons at Morehead State. That’s more wins in his first four seasons than any coach in program history.

During his short stint, he has led the Eagles to two 20-win seasons. Prior to his arrival, the Eagles had just five 20-win seasons.

The Eagles’ run to the College Basketball Invitational Finals marked the program’s first-ever trip to a national postseason championship game, and their four postseason wins marked the most in school history.

“Results are a direct result of effort and of following our plan,” Hutchinson said. “I give tremendous credit to Sean and the staff under his direction for our basketball success.”

Woods said he is excited to build on the success he has already orchestrated.

“This extension shows that I’m here for the long haul and that I’ve bought in to what is going on here at Morehead State,” he said. “We are committed to creating a culture of excellence, both on and off the court, and that shows with the players and everyone associated with the program.”

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