MOREHEAD, Ky. (WTVQ) – Morehead State University suspended its head men’s basketball coach with pay Tuesday, effective immediately.
In a release, the school said the suspension of Sean Woods resulted from complaints received by MSU, which launched an internal investigation.
The school did not disclose the nature of the complaints.
It’s Woods’ second suspension since joining MSU five seasons ago. In 2012, MSU suspended the coach for one game following an incident during the Morehead State game versus UK at Rupp Arena involving then MSU guard Devon Atkinson.
Assistant Coach Preston Spradlin will serve as head coach until the investigation is complete, according to MSU.
Here is the statement from Morehead State University in its entirety:
Morehead State University officials announced today (Tuesday, November 22) 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.”