Woodruff Steps Down From Lady Royals, Named Head Coach at Bucknell

Trevor Woodruff stepped down from Scranton after winning 113 games in four seasons and leading the Lady Royals to four straight Landmark Conference titles and an NCAA Final Four appearance this past season.
Trevor Woodruff stepped down from Scranton after winning 113 games in four seasons and leading the Lady Royals to four straight Landmark Conference titles and an NCAA Final Four appearance this past season.
Trevor Woodruff

 

The University of Scranton announced on Thursday that Trevor Woodruff, head women's basketball coach, has stepped down from the Lady Royals after four seasons to accept the same position at Division I Bucknell University.

During his four seasons at Scranton, Woodruff compiled a remarkable 113-10 overall record, winning 91.8 percent of the games he coached.  During that time, the Lady Royals went 53-6 in Landmark Conference games for a .898 winning percentage.

Woodruff led Scranton to four Landmark Conference championships and the Lady Royals won at least two games in the NCAA Tournament all four years, highlighted by a Final Four appearance this past season.  Scranton also reached the Elite 8 in 2016, Woodruff's first year, and made the Sweet 16 in 2017 and 2018.

In his four seasons, Woodruff coached three WBCA All-Americans Sarah Payonk (2016, 2017), Alexix Roman (2016), and Bridgette Mann (2018, 2019) and three Landmark Conference Players of the Year: Payonk (2016), Mann (2018), and Makenzie Mason (2019) along with the 2018-19 Landmark Conference Defensive Player of the Year, Emily Sheehan.

Woodruff also mentored three players who were named the Mid-Atlantic Region Player of the Year by d3hoops.com: Payonk (2016), Mann (2018), and Mason (2019) with Mann also claiming Rookie of the Year honors from the site in 2016. The Lady Royals, who totaled seven All-Region picks from d3hoops.com, also racked up 12 All-Landmark Conference honors during Woodruff's stint including eight First Team selections.

 "I want to thank the entire Scranton community for four incredible years," said Woodruff.  "My family is grateful for the opportunity we were given and we are proud of what the program was able to accomplish. I would especially like to thank Presidents Quinn, Keller, and Pilarz, and Director of Athletics Dave Martin, for entrusting me with one of that nation's premier Division III programs.  I wish nothing but the best for the Lady Royals moving forward."

Woodruff takes over a Bucknell program that went 28-6 last season and set a program record for wins while claiming its second Patriot League championship in the last three seasons in the 2018-19 campaign. The Bison were edged by No. 22 Florida State in the first round of NCAA Tournament, 70-67.  

"We're happy for Coach Woodruff and thank him for his four years leading our women's basketball program," said Director of Athletics Dave Martin.  "His record speaks for itself. The four Landmark Conference championships, two Sweet 16's, an Elite Eight and a Final Four under his guidance have only added to the program's rich history. And more importantly, he recruited and led a group of outstanding young women during his time coaching the Lady Royals."

A search to find Woodruff's replacement will begin immediately.

"The University is committed to finding the best candidate for the job," said Martin.  "The tradition and success of the women's basketball team here at Scranton makes this job one of the best in NCAA Division III and our aim is to hire a coach who will continue to win on the court and develop outstanding well-rounded women off the court."

--LADY ROYALS--