Pitt men’s basketball names Matt Woodley special assistant coach

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Pitt Head Coach Kevin Stallings continues to add to his coaching staff with the addition of Matt Woodley as new special assistant coach. TPN File Photo

By Mackenzie Rodrigues | Assistant Sports Editor

The Pitt men’s basketball team continues to increase its ranks, but this time it’s with a new coach instead of a new player. Head coach Kevin Stallings announced Monday the addition of Matt Woodley as a special assistant coach.

Woodley’s position requires him to assist with game preparation, practice plans, scouting and the team’s everyday operations.

“[Woodley] has a terrific basketball mind and will be a tremendous addition to our staff,” Pitt head coach Kevin Stallings said in a press release. “His experience at the collegiate level and in the pro ranks will be invaluable to our staff program as we build a winning culture.”

Previously, Woodley spent the last three seasons with the NBA Development League’s Iowa Energy. After being named head coach for the 2016-17 season, Woodley was fired midway through the season.

Woodley also spent three seasons as head coach of the men’s basketball team at Truman State, a Division II university. He went 38-44 while coaching the Bulldogs.

He is joining assistant coaches Tom Richardson, Kevin Sutton and Sam Ferry. Ferry joined the staff in April, replacing former Pitt assistant Jeremy Ballard.

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