Coach Sean Woods suspended as Morehead State investigates complaints

Morehead State basketball coach Sean Woods has been suspended with pay, effective immediately, while the school investigates complaints it has received.

"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," Morehead State athletic director Brian Hutchinson said.

"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, 46, played at Kentucky from 1988 to 1992. He was the head coach at Mississippi Valley State from 2008 to 2012, before being hired by Morehead State, where he replaced Donnie Tyndall.

In his first season, Woods was suspended for a game for shoving a player. Woods was 75-63 in his first four seasons and received a contract extension this past offseason through the 2019-20 campaign. The Eagles are 2-2 this season and will play at Pittsburgh on Friday.