Denver women’s basketball announced the hiring of Doshia Woods to guide the program. Coach Woods comes to DU as an experienced assistant from Tulane University. Other stops included the University of Missouri, Oregon State, New Mexico State, and Western Illinois.
Known as an excellent recruiter, Coach Woods coached the Green Wave for 10 seasons in New Orleans. Tulane experienced six twenty-win seasons during her time on staff along with seven postseason berths. Woods also held a variety of other assistant coaching responsibilities as well.
In a taped interview with Athletic Director Karlton Creech, Woods emphasized an up-tempo style with a focus on sound defense as she guides DU women’s hoops. In May, she received her Masters in kinesiology from Tulane University.
This marks the first head coaching role for Coach Woods. Her Twitter account reflected the many friends and fans she has cultivated over the years.
Tulane ✈️ Denver! @doshwoods is headed to Denver to be the head coach!
"This is a tremendous opportunity for Doshia! I am so grateful for her commitment to our program over the past 10 years and her Tulane family couldn’t be happier for her."
— Tulane Women's Hoops (@GreenWaveWBB) July 21, 2020
Coach Woods told DenverPioneers.com, “My experiences, preparation, and hard work during my career have prepared me for this opportunity. I look forward to getting started. Today is a great day to be a Pioneer.”
Coach Woods’ experience, energy, and passion will be a welcome addition to Denver women’s hoops. Due to the timing of the hire, Woods will have an abbreviated practice period to introduce her coaching philosophy to this year’s squad.