A highly-successful women's head basketball coach from within the West Virginia Conference is moving to Bluefield State College to succeed Tom Jessee as head coach of the Lady Blues. Carey Woods, whose Davis and Elkins Lady Senators were in the thick of the WVIAC championship battle last season, will take over a BSC program that has posted a 177-85 mark during the past nine seasons under Jessee. After coaching BSC to four WVIAC championships and NAIA national tournament appearances twice, Jessee submitted his resignation earlier this year to move to Florida, where his wife will complete her medical residency requirements after her recent graduation from the West Virginia School for Osteopathic Medicine and he will continue coaching. The Lady Blues posted a 17-win campaign last year, and return several veterans including guards Jennifer Douglas, Wendy Black, and Deneeka Burs, along with baseline players Shelley White and Leslie Roberts. Woods will also serve as BSC Director of Intramurals and head coach of the men's and women's tennis teams.