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Sean Woods, then the men's basketball coach at Mississippi Valley State, paces the sideline during a game against Southern on Feb. 15, 2010. Woods, who led Valley to a Southwestern Athletic Conference championship in his fourth and final season with the Delta Devils in 2011-12, will be introduced as Southern's new coach Thursday.

Southern will introduce Sean Woods as the school's new men's basketball coach at 1 p.m. Thursday at the F.G. Clark Activity Center, the school confirmed Wednesday night.

Woods will replace former coach Morris Scott, who was officially under the interim tag as the Jaguars' head coach this season.

It is unclear whether Scott or the rest of last season's coaching staff will remain with the school. Scott did not respond to The Advocate when requested for comment late Wednesday night.

Woods, who served as an assistant coach at Stetson University in Deland, Florida, last season, led Mississippi Valley State to Southwestern Athletic Conference regular-season and tournament championships as head coach in 2012, his fourth and final season leading the Delta Devils.

In the 2011-12 season, Valley compiled a 17-1 record in SWAC play under Woods, who later was named the SWAC's Coach of the Year.

Woods, 48, also received the Ben Jobe National Coach of the Year Award in 2012 — an honor given annually to the most outstanding minority men's basketball coach in Division I.

Woods left Valley to become head coach at Morehead State from 2012-16. Before joining Stetson as an assistant for one season in 2017-18, Woods composed a 77-70 record at Morehead State.

Woods, a former four-year player at Kentucky in 1988-1992, has compiled a 127-150 record as a head coach at Mississippi Valley State and Morehead State.