Martina Wood is set to begin her second season as an assistant coach with the Bucknell women's basketball team. She joined the Bison after spending two seasons as a graduate assistant at Kansas while earning a master’s degree in communication studies.
With her coaching duties involving the post players, Wood helped guide junior Claire DeBoer to a First Team All-Patriot League selection, and freshman Kaitlyn Slagus to 2016 Patriot League Rookie of the Year honors in her first season as an assistant with the Bison.
During her two seasons with the Kansas women’s basketball team, Wood had numerous duties including work during practice and workouts, scouting and academic progress. The Jayhawks won 28 games over those two seasons, including 11 in the highly competitive Big 12, and totaled six All-Big 12 selections. Included in those honorees was Chelsea Gardner, a two-time All-America Honorable Mention and second round draft pick of the WNBA’s Indiana Fever.
Wood was a five-year player, including one redshirt season, at North Carolina, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in communication studies in 2010. She saw significant time for the national power Tarheels, playing in 93 games, including nine as a starter. She was on back-to-back Final Four teams and helped win three Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) championships.
Following her collegiate playing career, Wood went on to play professionally for teams in Norway, Greece, Lebanon, Ukraine and Jordan. She also built up her basketball resume by working camps at Rutgers, Penn State and North Carolina.