Morehead State University officials announced today that head basketball coach Sean Woods has been suspended with pay, effective immediately.
“Resulting from complaints received, the institution has begun an investigation involving the head basketball coach. While we continue through the formal process, we believe it is prudent to suspend the coach until the investigation is finished,” said Brian Hutchinson, director of athletics. “Assistant Coach Preston Spradlin will serve as head coach in the interim until the investigation is completed. We have full confidence in Preston and his ability to lead our student-athletes both on and off the court. Since this is an ongoing process, we will be unable to comment further until this comes to a conclusion.”
Woods, who has been the head coach at Morehead State since 2012 , has compiled a 77-65 record during his tenure (including 2-2 this season). The former Kentucky standout also spent four seasons as the head coach at Mississippi Valley State (50-80). Woods received a contract extension this past June that would keep him at the school through the 2019-20 season.
More on this story and the investigation as it develops.