Tray Woodall joined the St. Bonaventure men's basketball coaching staff in Summer 2019 and has helped the Bonnies to 35 victories and an Atlantic 10 championship in his first two seasons with the program.
During his time with the Bonnies, he has been instrumental in the development of guards Kyle Lofton and Jaren Holmes, each of whom were named Atlantic 10 All-Conference following the 2020-21 season. He also recruited Jalen Adaway who was a key part of Bona's 2021 Atlantic 10 Championship squad, earning A-10 All-Tournament Team honors during his first season with the team.
A star player during his collegiate days at Pitt, Woodall joined the Bonnies after spending two years on the coaching staff at Robert Morris. Woodall earned a promotion to assistant coach for the 2018-19 season after spending the previous year as director of basketball operations. In his final year at Robert Morris, Woodall helped the Colonials finish with an 18-17 overall record including an 11-7 mark in the Northeast Conference and a first round victory in the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament (CIT).
"We're excited to welcome Tray into our program," Schmidt said. "He is a tremendous addition to our staff. The numbers he put up as a player with Pitt speak for themselves and since his transition to coaching, he has been key to successful programs both at Robert Morris and IUP. He is a rising star in the coaching ranks and we couldn't be happier to have him with us. He's going to make a great impact on our players immediately."
A native of Paterson, N.J., by way of the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn, N.Y., Woodall previously spent the 2016-17 campaign as an assistant coach at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. In his first year coaching, Woodall helped guide the Crimson Hawks to an overall record of 28-4 (.875), including a mark of 21-1 (.955) in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference while IUP advanced to the second round of the 2017 NCAA Division II Tournament after winning the PSAC West regular season title.
A 2013 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology and a minor in communications, Woodall went on to a professional career that saw him play in Turkey, Greece and Kosovo, and Mexico. He earned a Turkish Cup championship during his professional career as well.
While at Pitt, Woodall appeared in 139 career games including 75 starts as the Panthers' point guard. He produced averages of 8.0 points, 4.2 assists and 2.4 rebounds per game while shooting 41.6 percent from the field. Woodall concluded his career with totals of 1,108 points, 580 assists and 116 steals. He is one of seven players in program history to eclipse career totals of 1,000 points and 500 assists. During his Pitt playing career he helped the Panthers to three NCAA Tournaments, including a No. 1 seed in 2011 and No. 3 seed in 2010, as well as a CBI championship in 2012. The Panthers also won the 2011 Big East regular season championship during a season that saw the conference send a tournament record 11 teams to March Madness.
A 2008 graduate of St. Anthony High School in Jersey City, N.J., where he lettered four seasons for head coach Bob Hurley, he guided St. Anthony to a perfect 32-0 record, No. 1 national ranking and national championship by USA Today. In three seasons, his St. Anthony teams lost just three games.