Truman State University announced the hiring of Matt Woodley as the Head Men’s Basketball Coach. Woodley is the 11th head coach in the program’s history and comes to Truman following nine years of Division I coaching experience and two seasons at Waukee (Iowa) High School.

Woodley played for Drake (Iowa) University in 2000, for three seasons for the Bulldogs. He was a starter in every game played and ended his career as the program’s all-time leader in steals and second in three-pointers. He twice earned honorable mention honors from the Missouri Valley Conference and was the team MVP his senior season.

While an assistant at Denver and Middle Tennessee State, Woodley supervised the men’s basketball academic programs. Woodley then spent three seasons as an assistant coach at Washington State University for head coach Tony Bennett from 2006-09. During his stint at the school, the Cougars advanced to three consecutive postseason appearances, including the NCAA “Sweet 16” in 2008.

“Matt Woodley is a great hire for Truman State University,” said University President Troy Paino. “I believe his success as a student-athlete and coach as well as his personal achievements make him a great fit for our institution. We are excited to welcome Matt and his wife, Jennifer, to the Truman and Kirksville communities.”