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Posted by Tom on 2014/8/29 9:51:45 (410 reads) News by the same author

Truman State University men's basketball coach Matt Woodley has resigned his position at the Kirksville school, in order to take an opening with the Iowa Energy, a team in the NBA's Development League.

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Woodley was 38-44 in three years at Truman State, helping the Bulldogs in the transition from the MIAA to the GLVC (Great Lakes Valley Conference). Truman was beginning to experience success in its new league, finishing second in the GLVC West a season ago, with a 20-7 record.

In a You Tube audio clip provided by the university, Woodley indicated a pull from the professional game brought him to the decision to leave TSU.
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The NBA's Memphis Grizzlies have an affiliation with the Iowa Energy, based out of Des Moines. The Des Moines Register reported today that Bob Donewald, Jr. has been hired as head coach of the Energy. With the new school year just underway at Truman State, a search for Woodley's replacement will begin immediately.

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