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Steve Woodberry
  Steve Woodberry

Position:
Assistant Basketball Coach

Experience:
Second Year


12/10/2012

DANNY MANNING AND MATILDA MOSSMAN RADIO CALL-IN SHOWS TONIGHT

Mossman Call-In show airs at 6:30 p.m., Manning Call-In Show begins at 7 p.m. from Charlie Mitchell's

12/03/2012

DANNY MANNING AND MATILDA MOSSMAN RADIO CALL-IN SHOWS TONIGHT

Mossman Call-In show airs at 6:30 p.m., Manning Call-In Show begins at 7 p.m. from Charlie Mitchell's

Steve Woodberry was named an assistant basketball coach at The University of Tulsa in April 2012. Before coming to Tulsa, Woodberry coached six seasons at Missouri State, having joined the Bears' coaching staff during the summer of 2006.

In his tenure at Missouri State, Woodberry was a part of five winning seasons including three 20-win campaigns and three post-season tournaments, including two NITs. The Bears posted a 26-9 record and advanced to the second round of the 2011 NIT. The year before, Missouri State posted an overall 24-12 record in 2009-10 and was crowned champions of the Collegeinsider.com postseason tournament. That team won 13 more games then the previous season to match the fifth-best turnaround in the nation, according to the NCAA.

Woodberry was instrumental in the recruitment of three-time first-team Missouri Valley Conference performer Kyle Weems. Five players at Missouri State that Woodberry coached went on to play professionally, while one player earned Academic All-America honors.

He played on four NCAA Tournament teams and two Final Four teams at the University of Kansas from 1990 to 1994 for Jayhawks' head coach Roy Williams. Kansas posted a record of 27-8 record when Woodberry was a freshman and reached the NCAA title game where the Jayhawks lost to Duke.

Kansas won 27 of 32 games in 1991-92 and reached the NCAA second round. The Jayhawks went 29-7 when he was a junior and returned to the Final Four, losing to North Carolina in the semifinals. When Woodberry was a senior, Kansas went 27-8 and got to the NCAA Sweet 16. Woodberry's KU career also included three Big 8 regular-season, one league tourney and one Preseason NIT title.

Woodberry averaged 10.1 points per game and won Big 8 second team all-conference honors by the Associated Press, Big 8 coaches and Big 8 players as a junior despite not being a regular starter. He repeated second team selection from AP and the coaches as a senior and the players voted him to the all-league first team.

He was KU's MVP and top defensive player as a senior, leading the team in scoring with a 15.5 average. Woodberry finished with 1,240 points for his 138-game Kansas career, as the four teams on which he played with the Jayhawks were a combined 110-28.

After a brief time with the NBA's Indiana Pacers following his days at KU, Woodberry began a six-year professional playing stint in Australia. He was the league's Most Valuable Player one year and was an all-league selection on two other occasions. Woodberry then played three seasons in Lithuania and then saw action in Greece, Finland and Sweden before retiring as an active player in 2005.

Woodberry, a native of Wichita, Kan., played on two state title teams at Wichita South High School and was named Kansas Naismith Player of the Year as a senior in 1990.

Woodberry earned his bachelor's degree in economics in 1994 from the University of Kansas. He and his wife, Bianca, have three children -- sons Shaylen and Sherron and daughter Sanaa'. He also has two other children, Steven and Kaylen.