Sparky Woods
Sparky Woods
Woods coaching during a game


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Overall coaching record


Phillip "Sparky" Woods is the 30th all-time head football coach at the Virginia Military Institute. He was previously an assistant coach at 9 different schools, and also for the New York Jets of the NFL. He was a head coach for Appalachian State and South Carolina University. He is in his 3rd season at VMI, and holds a 9-24 record.

Playing CareerEdit

Woods was a graduate of Carson-Newman College in 1976 and played quarterback and defensive back in his 4 years there.

Coaching CareerEdit

VMI is Woods' 3rd team head coaching for. First, he coached Appalachian State from 1984-89, posting a 38-19-2 overall record there. Next, he went to South Carolina, where he was the head of the Gamecocks from 1989-93. He was announced as VMI head coach in 2008, and, in his 3rd year, has a 9-24 overall record.

Woods was the assistant at Tennessee, Kansas, North Alabama, Iowa State, Appalachian State, Memphis, Virginia, Mississippi State, Alabama, and the New York Jets.

VMI Head Coaching RecordEdit

Year Overall Conference Standing
2008 4-7 2-3 T-3rd
2009 2-9 1-5 6th
2010 3-8 2-4 T-4th
Totals 9-24 5-12


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