Episode 292

Published on:

1st Nov 2023

Episode 292: Doshia Woods, Positive Culture, Practice, and Life Circumstance

Guest: Doshia Woods, University of Denver Head Coach

University of Denver head coach Doshia Woods joins the Basketball Podcast to share insights on creating a positive culture, practice, and life circumstances. 

Doshia Woods is the head coach of the University of Denver women’s basketball team. Woods has spent 20 years on the sidelines at various institutions, including 10 years as an assistant coach at Tulane University. She is known for her positive coaching style and her ability to create a winning culture within her team. Woods is the first-ever African American head coach for the University of Denver women’s team and is currently the only Black Division I women’s basketball head coach in Colorado. Under her leadership, the University of Denver women’s basketball team has shown significant progress and growth.

The Topeka, Kansas, native has been a guest on various podcasts about leadership and team culture. A featured speaker for the 2021 The Power of Positive Summit presented by Jon Gordon, Woods discussed her transition from assistant to head coach. Additionally, Woods serves on various committees including the University of Denver athletics department DEI, DU’s Black Community Advisory Board, and Tulane University Alumni Council for the school of professional advancement. 

An active member of the WBCA (Women’s Basketball Coaches Association) she has participated as a speaker for multiple roundtables and panels at the national convention, while also serving on committees within the WBCA.


1:00 - The Act of Discovery

3:30 - Two Quotes

5:00 - Successful Winning on the Court

9:00 - Three-Point Philosophy

12:30 - Game Conditions

15:00 - Green Light Shooter

18:00 - Progressive Coaching

21:00 - High Energy

25:15 - 26:25 - Hoopsalytics New AD

26:25 - Cueing

28:00 - Music at Practice

31:00 - Getting To The Point

33:30 - value of Adaptability

35:30 - Reflecting Back as Assistant

39:00 - Evaluating Feedback

41:30 - Missing Layups

43:00 - Positive Culture

46:30 - University of Denver

48:00 - Conclusion

Doshia Woods’ Bio:

Bio: https://denverpioneers.com/staff-directory/doshia-woods/417

Twitter: https://twitter.com/doshwoods

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