Former NCAA Division II All-American Nicole Woods enters her second season as an assistant coach with the Stetson women's basketball team in 2012-13. She also serves as the program's recruiting coordinator.
On the court Woods works with the guards and post players. Off the court she is responsible for film breakdown and scouting, community relations, academic counseling for five players, and oversight of team managers and interns. She is also the director of the Stetson University Girls Basketball summer camps.
During her first season on Head Coach Lynn Bria's staff in 2011-12, Woods helped guide the Hatters to a school record 23 victories, a trip to the Atlantic Sun Conference Championship game, and the program's first appearance in the WNIT. The Hatters also set a school record with 10 consecutive victories from Dec. 8 through Jan. 12, and ranked as high as #18 in the CollegeInsider.com Top 25 Mid-Major poll. Woods coached Victoria McGowan, who was voted the Atlantic Sun Conference Player of the Year after leading the league in points, steals, and assists in 2011-12.
Woods arrived at Stetson in the summer of 2011 after two seasons as a graduate assistant coach at Southern Illinois University, where she worked under Missy Tiber, Woods' head coach from her playing days at Belmont Abbey College. At SIU Woods was responsible for team travel, video exchange, team game day operations, oversight of team managers, and she served as the director of summer camps. She assisted with film breakdown, scouting, and community relations, and graduated in 2011 with a Master's Degree in Public Administration.
Woods played for four seasons at Belmont Abbey, where as a senior she was selected as an NCAA Division II Bulletin Second Team All-America honoree. That season she nearly led the entire nation in scoring, averaging 24.1 points per game, finishing less than .01 ppg behind the national leader. Woods also averaged 7.7 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game on 45 percent field goal shooting and 80 percent free throw shooting en route to the Carolina-Virginia Athletic Conference Player of the Year award.
As a junior Woods ranked third in the nation with an average of 8.1 assists per game.
Woods graduated from Belmont Abbey in 2006 with a degree in Accounting and Business Management. She finished her career with 1,641 points (fourth all-time at the school), and was later named to the all-time CVAC squad.
From 2007-08 Woods played professionally in England for the Nottingham Wildcats in 2007-08, where she led the team in assists and ranked second in scoring.