Mike Woodson Archive

Woodson eager to begin implementing new defensive philosophy at Indiana

Indiana fans had a love-hate relationship with the pack line defense. When the pack line was effective, the Hoosiers could play with and beat any team in the Big Ten. In Archie Miller’s second season, the Hoosiers swept Michigan State ...

Early in his tenure, Mike Woodson’s personality is driving Indiana’s culture

In between recruiting calls, film sessions and staff meetings, Mike Woodson cleared some space in his busy schedule to spend time on the golf course. In past years, it has been a way for him to connect with his former ...

Video: Mike Woodson talks recruiting plans, upcoming workouts, defensive style of play and more

Indiana coach Mike Woodson addressed the media Wednesday morning for more than 20 minutes and addressed a variety of topics. Woodson discussed the program’s recruiting plans for this summer, what he hopes to accomplish when the team begins workouts next ...

Mike Woodson isn’t afraid to adapt coaching philosophies, embrace a modern style of play

By the end of his introductory press conference, Mike Woodson made it clear that embracing a modern style of play at Indiana would be a priority. Woodson, who turned 63 years old in March, spent his playing career at Indiana ...

The story of Mike Woodson’s unlikely season and what it says about the man leading Indiana basketball

A few days after he was hired, Mike Woodson talked to an old friend. On the other end of the phone was a familiar voice, Dr. Henry Feuer. They talked about their families and Feuer congratulated Woodson on his new ...

After two busy weeks, Mike Woodson wants to keep building momentum

Mike Woodson doesn’t like to wait around. “It’s just my nature,” he says. This much became apparent when he arrived in Bloomington the same afternoon that he was hired at Indiana. The following day, he was already meeting with players. ...

News and notes from Mike Woodson’s interview with Don Fischer

Indiana’s new head coach Mike Woodson sat down in an exclusive interview with play-by-play voice Don Fischer that aired Tuesday night on IU basketball’s Facebook page. Here are some notes from their conversation: – Woodson opened by saying that returning ...

POTB 364: Breaking down the Mike Woodson hire with Ryan Corazza

Podcast on the Brink is back for a new episode with host Alex Bozich of Inside the Hall. The show is currently available weekly. On this episode, Bozich is joined by Inside the Hall co-founder Ryan Corazza to discuss the hiring of Mike ...

Five takeaways from Mike Woodson’s introductory press conference

Mike Woodson was introduced Monday morning as the 30th head men’s basketball coach at Indiana University. In a lengthy news conference, both Woodson and athletics director Scott Dolson took questions from the media and also discussed the future of the ...

Mike Woodson to earn an average of $3 million annually on six-year contract, Thad Matta to earn $400,000 annually

Indiana’s memorandum of understanding that it reached with coach Mike Woodson on Sunday will pay him an average of $3 million in annual compensation. The deal is for six years. According to the terms of the deal, Woodson will be ...

‘One big family’: Mike Woodson’s vision to unite Indiana’s past with the future

It was exactly two weeks ago that IU athletic director Scott Dolson laid the groundwork for what he was looking for in the next head coach at Indiana. A key component was the ability to connect Indiana’s illustrious, but fading ...

Transcript: Mike Woodson introductory press conference

Mike Woodson was introduced as Indiana’s 30th head coach in program history on Monday morning and here’s a full transcript of his comments to the media. Transcript via ASAP Sports: MIKE WOODSON: Thanks for coming out. Before I even open ...

Video: Mike Woodson introduced as Indiana’s new men’s basketball coach

Mike Woodson was announced as the 30th head men’s basketball coach at Indiana University today by Athletics Director Scott Dolson. Here’s the full press conference, via IU Athletics on Zoom: