Ernie Woods' basketball expertise and knowledge is highly recognized both on the national and international levels. His passion for teaching has led to a strong commitment to player development. He is the recipient of the prestigious Bellevue Bicentennial Outstanding Educator Award, and is currently a member of the United States Basketball Academy's Advisory Board.
Woods had an outstanding collegiate basketball career at Washington State University. Until his retirement, Woods was a teacher and coach for 35 years. He is the coach with the best winning record in the history of Washington State community college basketball. His Bellevue teams won two northwest championships, seven regional championships, and fifteen conference titles. He received basketball's "Coach of the Year" honor seven times, and was selected as the 1977 Basketball Clinician of the year by the United States Pacific Air Force.
Beyond his college coaching career, Woods has met the challenge of working with Australian, Brazilian, Chinese, German, Swedish, Spanish, Venezuela, Korean, and Japanese national and professional teams.
He has scouted for various NBA and WNBA teams, and produced playbooks for the Raptors, Nuggets, Sonics, Wizards and Fever. In addition, he was a consultant and master coach for Adidas International's coveted Superstar Camps.
Woods has long been active in computer technology and its application to basketball as chief designer/advisor to CyberSports, Dynasport, and SportsSoftware. He is also a consultant to Microsoft's Xbox, NBA Inside Drive.
What the Coaches Say:
"Ernie is the most organized basketball coach in America."
- Dale Brown, Head Coach LSU Retired.
"The best defensive player I ever coached."
- Marv Harshman, Basketball Hall of Fame.
"A truly outstanding teacher of the game. A coaches' coach"
- Paul Westphal, Head Coach Sacramento Kings
"One of the most analytical minds in basketball."
- Bruce O'Neil, President, United States Basketball Academy