Morehead State basketball coach Sean Woods, who was suspended in November from an incident that caused a school investigation, is now facing more than just a school investigation.
Woods was charged with misdemeanor battery in Indiana on Tuesday, according to a report from WKYT in Lexington, Kentucky. The report states an incident took place Nov. 19 in which two Morehead State players told a Morehead State police officer that Woods assaulted them during a game at Evansville.
NEW: Morehead St. Head Coach Sean Woods has been charged w/ Battery following a halftime fight in a locker room with players here in EVV.— Blaine Fentress (@blainefentress) December 13, 2016
NEW: The fight took place at halftime between Morehead St and Evansville at Ford Center. Charges were filed here. Woods has been suspended.— Blaine Fentress (@blainefentress) December 13, 2016
According to court documents, Malik Maitland told police that Woods backhanded him in the chest during halftime, causing pain.
Soufiyane Diakte told police Woods shoved him twice during the game - once during a timeout and and once in the locker room.
Woods was suspended with pay during the school's investigation. Woods was also suspended a game by the school nearly five years ago for belittling a player during a game against his alma mater, Kentucky.
Assistant coach Preston Spradlin will serve as the interim coach in Woods' absence. After starting the season 2-2, the Eagles have lost four straight.