Morehead State coach resigns after investigation, charges, abuse allegations

After multiple allegations of abuse from his players, Sean Woods has resigned from his post as Morehead State men's basketball coach, a source told CBS Sports' Gary Parrish on Thursday afternoon.

The news was first reported by FanRag's Jon Rothstein.

Woods, who endearingly made his name leading "The Unforgettables" while playing at Kentucky in the early 1990s, was just recently charged with battery against his own players.

The charges stemmed from allegations of physical confrontations made by Woods against current Eagles players Malik Maitland and Soufiyane Diakite. Maitland's father also came forward this week, alleging Woods head-butted his son last season. This corresponds with reports that Woods was involved in a locker-room fight during halftime of one of Morehead State's games last season.

Woods was hit with a misdemeanor battery charge after allegedly hitting Maitland on Nov. 19 -- in a game against Evansville -- forcefully with the back of his hand.

With the school holding an investigation amid the allegations, Woods had been serving a suspension since mid-November. Woods' head-coaching career in D-I began in 2008 at Mississippi Valley State. He took that program to the NCAA Tournament in his fourth season, then accepted the Morehead State job. Woods averaged 19 wins per season the last four years with the Eagles.

Morehead State is 2-7 this season and has not won since Woods' suspension began. The Eagles play at home Saturday vs. East Tennessee State, which just won at Mississippi State on Wednesday night.

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Sean Woods' disturbing coaching behavior has led to his end at Morehead State. USATSI
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