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[UPDATE: 5/12: We finally have more than mysterious “sources” to go with. WKYT says Morehead State athletic director Brian Hutchinson has confirmed that Woods will be named the next head coach.]

Multiple organizations are citing “sources” that Sean Woods is set to become the new head coach at Morehead State University. is reporting that the school will hold a press conference on Monday to announce the hire.

First thing you need to know about this hire: This news was broken after 5:00 p.m. on a Friday of a holiday weekend. If you ever want to bury a news story, perfect time to do so. Maybe that’s just coincidence. But given a lot of people had their hopes up for Butler assistant Matthew Graves, or even current Morehead assistant Wade O’Conner, the timing has to be considered somewhat suspect. I doubt this is going to be a popular hire.

As I stated earlier, I felt Woods was the 3rd choice of the so called finalists. Woods does have Kentucky roots as an ex-Kentucky Wildcat, and this past season led Mississippi Valley State to the NCAA Tournament.

While obviously a bit of a letdown with one of the top assistants in the nation’s name floating around…I still feel like this is a positive hire. He’s proven he can win at the low-major level, and his history in the Bluegrass State make him a great fit for Morehead State.

Woods will also have the distinction of being the first African American basketball coach in Morehead State history.

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OVC Ball
Compiling all OVC non-conference games

2016 Football Standings

OVC Overall
Jacksonville State 7-0 10-2
UT Martin 6-2 7-5
Tennessee Tech 5-3 5-6
Tennessee State 4-3 7-4
Eastern Illinois 4-4 6-5
Murray State 4-4 4-7
SEMO 3-5 3-8
Eastern Kentucky 2-6 3-8
Austin Peay 0-8 0-11

2016-17 Basketball Standings

OVC Overall


Belmont 15-1 23-7
Morehead State 10-6 14-16
Jacksonville State 9-7 20-15
Tennessee State 8-8 17-13
Tennessee Tech 8-8 12-20
Eastern Kentucky 5-11 12-19


UT Martin 10-6 22-13
SEMO 9-7 15-18
Murray State 8-8 16-17
Austin Peay 7-9 11-19
Eastern Illinois 6-10 14-15
SIUE 1-15 6-24