Steve Woodberry

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Steve Woodberry
Steve Woodberry.jpg
Woodberry coaching a game in December, 2014.
Wake Forest Demon Deacons
Position Assistant coach
League Atlantic Coast Conference
Personal information
Born (1971-10-09) October 9, 1971 (age 47)
Wichita, Kansas
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight 198 lb (90 kg)
Career information
High school Wichita South (Wichita, Kansas)
College Kansas (1990–1994)
NBA draft 1994 / Undrafted
Playing career 1994–2006
Position Guard / Forward
Coaching career 2006–present
Career history
As coach:
2006–2012 Missouri State (assistant)
2012–2014 Tulsa (assistant)
2014–present Wake Forest (assistant)
Career highlights and awards

Steve Woodberry (born October 9, 1971) is a retired American basketball player who played professionally in the Australian National Basketball League and also in Europe. He played as a point guard, shooting guard and small forward. He is currently an assistant coach at Wake Forest University.

Playing career[edit]

Woodberry was born in Wichita, Kansas and attended Wichita South High School. He played on two state title teams and was named Kansas Naismith Player of the Year as a senior in 1990.[1]

He then played college basketball with the Kansas Jayhawks and was a part of two Final Four teams at Kansas in 1991 and 1993. Woodberry was named to the second team All-Big Eight in both his junior and senior season.

In 1994 Woodberry won a championship in the Swiss league with Belinzona and then moved to Australia where he played for the Gold Coast Rollers in 1995. In his first season in Australia, Woodberry averaged 24.5 points, 7.4 assists and 7.6 rebounds per game. However, he suffered a training accident and was forced to return to Kansas for intensive training and recovery.

Woodberry returned to Australia in 1996 to play for the Brisbane Bullets. With the Bullets he was the NBL Most Valuable Player in 1999[2] and was named in the All-NBL First Team in 1998 and 1999. He then played a single season with the Sydney Kings in 2000. During the 1996–97 season, Woodberry played for the Quad City Thunder of the Continental Basketball Association, averaging 9.9 points in 30 games.[3]

Woodberry subsequently spent two seasons playing professionally in Lithuania for Zalgiris Kaunas, which won a Lithuanian championship in 2001 when he was voted the league's Import Player of the Year. He later signed for the Athletic Union of Constantinople in Athens, Greece (2002-2003), but ended season in Lithuania BC Lietuvos Rytas, then joined Jamtland in Sweden (2004) and Honka Espoo in Finland (2004), before retiring as an active player in 2006.

Coaching career[edit]

Woodberry was an assistant basketball coach at Missouri State from 2006 to 2012.[1] He left in 2012 to become an assistant to fellow Kansas alum Danny Manning at Tulsa.[4] He then followed Manning to Wake Forest in 2014.[5]

Career statistics[edit]

  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  PIR  Performance Index Rating
 Bold  Career high

Note: The EuroLeague is not the only competition in which the player participated for the team during the season. He also played in domestic competition, and regional competition if applicable.


2000–01 Žalgiris 12 12 33.8 .432 .438 .750 4.8 2.8 1.6 .3 11.9 13.8
2001–02 Žalgiris 14 14 31.2 .496 .333 .696 4.5 3.1 1.4 .1 12.5 15.1
2002–03 AEK Athens 1 0 17.0 .667 .000 .500 1.0 2.0 .0 .0 5.0 6.0
Career 27 26 31.9 .468 .389 .711 4.5 2.9 1.4 .2 12.0 14.2


  1. ^ a b "Steve Woodberry". Missouri State Bears. Retrieved 2012-06-16.
  2. ^ NBL MVP winners
  3. ^ 1997–98 Official CBA Guide & Register, page 307
  4. ^ "Bears' Assistant Steve Woodberry Headed To Tulsa". 2012-04-07. Retrieved 2012-07-15.
  5. ^ "Woodberry, Ballard and Bauman Join Basketball Staff". 2014-04-16. Retrieved 2014-04-16.

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