Indiana University of Pennsylvania head men’s basketball coach Joe Lombardi has announced the hiring of former University of Pittsburgh guard Tray Woodall as the new assistant coach for the Crimson Hawks.
“IUP basketball is pleased and fortunate to have Travon join our staff,” said Lombardi.
Woodall comes to IUP after finishing a professional playing career where played throughout Europe, including Turkey, Greece, Kosovo, as well as in Mexico. Woodall worked out for both the Washington Wizards and Brooklyn Nets of the NBA before embarking on a career overseas.
He appeared in 139 career games, including 75 starts for Pitt where he averaged 8.0 points, 4.2 assists, 2.4 rebounds per game while shooting 41.6 percent from the field and 33.6 percent from beyond the arc.
“He was very successful as a player and I’m sure that his knowledge and ability to relate young men will have a very positive impact on all of our players,” Lombardi added.
As a junior in 2011-12, Woodall averaged 11.7 points per game while playing in all 28 games, including 27 starts. Woodall earned All-Big East third team honors as a senior after averaging 11.5 points, 5.0 assists, and 1.2 steals per game.
Prior to attending Pitt, Woodall played at perennial high school power St. Anthony’s High School in New Jersey for legendary head coach Bob Hurley.
“Playing for Hall of Fame coach Bob Hurley at St Anthony’s high school, and Jamie Dixon at Pitt has provided him with a great perspective of the game,” said Lombardi.