Kameron Woods was named the eighth head coach in Oklahoma City Blue history on Sept. 23, 2022. Woods just completed his first season as assistant coach for the Thunder, and his fourth season with the organization overall.
He spent the 2020-21 season as a player development coach for the Oklahoma City Thunder and worked for two seasons as an assistant coach for the Thunder’s G League affiliate, the Oklahoma City Blue.
Woods served as Head Coach of the Thunder’s 2022 Summer League team where he led Oklahoma City to a record of 5-3 during summer league competition in Salt Lake City and Las Vegas.
He previously played as a forward for the Blue for two seasons and appeared in 99 games (43 starts) during his tenure. A Butler University product, Woods finished his four-year collegiate career as the second-leading rebounder in the school’s history with 956 rebounds. He led the Bulldogs in blocked shots in all four seasons.
Woods and his wife, Shakira, reside in Oklahoma City with their three children.
ASSISTANT COACHING STAFF
Darnell Foreman enters his second season as an assistant coach with Blue and third with the organization following his stint as a performance analyst for the Thunder during the 2020-21 season.
The New Jersey native played four years at the University of Pennsylvania, earning All-Ivy Honorable mention his senior year (2017-18), before playing two seasons in Germany with Uni Baskets Paderborn and Ehingen Urspring.
Sam Newman-Beck returns to the Oklahoma City Blue for his second season as an assistant coach with the organization.
Newman-Beck previously served as the Head Coach of the Iowa Wolves, the Minnesota Timberwolves G League affiliate, during the 2019-20 and 2020-21 seasons. He spent eight seasons with the Timberwolves organization (2010–2018) as a coaching associate/video scouting director. Newman-Beck began his coaching career with the Boston Celtics as a video intern/associate in 2009. Prior to his NBA experience, Newman-Beck played college basketball at Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts, graduating in 2009.
Seth Jackson enters his first season as an assistant coach with the Blue and his second year with the organization after he served as a performance analyst with the Thunder during the 2021-22 season.
Jackson brings four years of basketball experience to the bench after holding roles as the Director of Scouting & Analytics at George Washington University (2020-21), assistant coach at McKendree University (2018-2020) and as a video coordinator and operations intern at the Grand Rapids Drive.
The Richmond, Va. native played professionally overseas with BC Balkan in Bulgaria (2015-16) and with Vllaznia Shkodra in Albania (2016-17) after a four-year colligate career at Truman State University. Jackson was a four-time All-Conference honoree, was named the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) Freshman of the Year in 2011-12 and capped his career ranked third on the Bulldogs’ all-time scoring list with 1,655 points.
Daniel Dixon enters his first season with Thunder organization after spending the 2021-22 season as a video coordinator for the Charlotte Hornets.
The Great Falls, Va. product played in three G League seasons from 2017-2020, which included stints with the Maine Red Claws, Northern Arizona Suns and Windy City Bulls. Dixon made 91 career appearances (35 starts) and averaged 10.6 points, 3.9 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 27.7 minutes per game.
Dixon played college basketball at William & Mary and graduated as part of the program's winningest class with 77 victories over his four seasons. He earned First Team All-CAA and NABC All-District honors as a senior (2016-17) and finished his career third in program history in three-pointers made (241) and 14th in scoring (1,355).