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Bruins football search over with hire of Woodward

Brentwood High School announced Michael Woodward accepted the position of  head varsity football coach April 29.

Woodward has coached since 1997 at both the high school and college level - the last seven years as the head football coach at Antioch High School. He led the Bears to the state playoffs five times and advanced to the second round twice.

He served not only as the head coach but also spent time as the offensive, defensive and special teams coordinator during his tenure. In 2012, he was named the Metro Coach of the Year and District 12-AAA Coach of the Year.

Woodward received his Bachelor’s of Science in Math Education with a minor in Sport Studies from the University of Evansville, a Master’s of Science in Health and Human Performance from Austin Peay State University and another master’s from Arkansas State in Educational Theory and Practice. He currently teaches math and weight training.

His coaching career began at Austin Peay as a graduate assistant, coaching wide receivers and tight ends while assisting in coordinating the passing game each week. While at the school he coached All-American wide receiver Vince Tweddell.

He is very familiar with the Williamson County schools having served as the offensive coordinator at Centennial. At Ravenwood he coached the quarterbacks, running backs and outside linebackers. While at Ravenwood the football team won a state championship and had a Mr. Football finalist in quarterback T.C. Jennings.

In 2007 he coached another Mr. Football finalist, defensive lineman Michael McAdoo while at Antioch. In his seven years as a head coach 16 players have signed to full or partial scholarships.

Woodward is married to Audrey Woodward, currently a teacher at Antioch High School.                                      

Posted on: 4/29/2013


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