Morehead State coach Sean Woods has been suspended for Monday’s game against Norfolk State as a result of his behavior in Wednesday’s loss to Kentucky in which he shoved point guard Devon Atkinson after Atkinson walked off the floor upon fouling out.
“He will be suspended for Monday night’s game against Norfolk State,” Morehead AD Brian Hutchinson said in a statement. “This will allow Coach Woods to consider his action and behavior, and allow him time to contemplate the appropriate way to conduct himself with his players and on the sideline.
“As we move beyond this incident, our focus will be on the continued development of each student-athlete and of a team capable of contending for an Ohio Valley Conference championship. This will be accomplished in an environment characterized by hard work, constructive criticism and mutual respect.”
Said Woods: “My behavior during Wednesday night’s game was inappropriate and unacceptable. I am truly sorry.
“I value the opportunity I have been given as the head men’s basketball coach at Morehead State. I am passionate about the young men on our team and the opportunities we have together. I care for them deeply. “