A new addition to the Augustana women's basketball program, Maurice Woods begins his first year as a part time assistant coach. Woods, long-time friends with head coach, Bobbi Endress, is a tremendous fit for the Vikings.
A 2001 graduate of the University of Dubuque, where he earned his Bachelor's degree in sociology with a concentration in criminal justice, Woods is a native of Rock Island. He played under legendary head coach Duncan Reid for the Rocks. While at Dubuque, Woods became friends with Endress and current Viking assistant Mark Beinborn.
Woods was connected with the Spartans' men's basketball team, both as a player and a student-assistant coach. He was also involved in many other activities during college including the Student Athletic Advisory Committee, Diversity Council, Mission Statement Team, and Earth Summit and was awarded the Leadership Award in 1997. While in college, Maurice worked as an account coordinator for Accredited Temporary Assignment. His work there included coordinating sales, marketing, and recruiting functions along with essentially guiding and handling the personnel.
After graduating from the University of Dubuque, Woods worked as a juvenile probation officer, a substitute teacher, and a pre-loader for UPS in a period of just over a year. Following these brief jobs, he was a case manager for the department of corrections in Kansas City, Missouri from June of 2002 through July of 2004. A few months later, Woods returned to a previous job he held in 2001 as a Youth Supervisor at Arrowhead Ranch in Coal Valley, Illinois where he managed personal relations with clients.
He decided to enroll in graduate school at Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa where he is finishing his degree.