Steve Woodberry
Steve Woodberry

Wichita, Kan.

Assistant Coach

Alma Mater:
Kansas '94

Phone: (417) 836-5250

 Steve Woodberry starts his sixth season at Missouri State in 2010-11, having joined the Bears' coaching staff during the summer of 2006.

 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 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 from 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 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 is a native of Wichita, Kan., and was a Wichita South High teammate of 1991-95 Bears' standout Johnny Murdock. He played on two state title teams at South and was named Kansas Naismith Player of the Year as a senior in 1990. He and his wife, Bianca, have three children -- sons Shaylen and Sherron and daughter Sanaa'. He also has two other children, Steven and Kaylen.

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