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Former Kentucky Star Sean Woods Named Head Coach At Southern

A behind-the-basket shot of Rupp Arena during a game.

LEXINGTON, KY - NOVEMBER 14: A general view of the Kentucky Wildcats game against the Grand Canyon Antelopes at Rupp Arena on November 14, 2014 in Lexington, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Another former Kentucky star has gotten a new head coaching job this offseason. Former Wildcats point guard Sean Woods has been hired at Southern.

Woods, who graduated from Kentucky in 1992, is the second UK alum to be tabbed for a head job recently. Walter McCarty was hired at Evansville. This will be the third head-coaching job of Woods' career.

He previously coached at Mississippi Valley State from 2008-12 and Morehead State from 2012-17. Woods spent this past season as an assistant coach at Stetson.

Woods reached the NCAA Tournament at MVSU in 2012 and the CBI twice at Morehead State in 2014 and 2016.

He was officially introduced at Southern this afternoon.

Woods, of course, will forever be remembered in Kentucky lore for hitting the shot that gave the Wildcats the lead in the 1992 East Regional Final against Duke. Christian Laettner's buzzer-beater ruined the afternoon for UK fans but Woods' heroics will live on.

He and classmates Richie Farmer, John Pelphrey and Deron Feldhaus were dubbed “The Unforgettables” after the 1991-92 season. They helped lead the Wildcat program off probation and back to prominence.