Burlington native and veteran Wofford Terrier coach will now lead/direct the defense for the Appalachian State Mountaineers

Posted by Andy Durham on January 16, 2013 at 5:01 pm under College | Comments are off for this article

It’s been a long road from Burlington to Boone for Nate Woody and for many years many wondered, “Would he ever leave Wofford” and then if so, there was no way Woody would ever end up at another Southern Conference school….But he has….Nate Woody, with the Wofford Terriers for well over 20 years, is now on staff with the Appalachian State University football team in Boone, N.C.

Good read and head to the mountains and read on about Coach Woody below and we have a link where you can read all/read more/see all and find out what is/who is new football-wise, in the ‘High Country’, up in Boone, N.C………

from www.goasu.com:

BOONE, N.C. — After 13 successful seasons as the defensive coordinator at Southern Conference rival Wofford, coaching veteran Nate Woody has officially joined Appalachian State University’s football staff in the same capacity, head coach Scott Satterfield announced on Monday.

Woody has spent all 22 years of his collegiate coaching career at Wofford (1988-93, 1997-2012) and served as the Terriers’ defensive coordinator since 2000.

In his 13 seasons at the helm of his alma mater’s defense, Woody built one of the Southern Conference’s most successful units. Wofford led the SoCon in total defense three times under his tutelage, including twice in the last three campaigns (2010 and 2012), and produced nine all-Americans and three SoCon Defensive Players of the Year.

In 2012, the Terriers allowed just 16.6 points, 125 rushing yards and 305.9 total yards per game, good for tops in the SoCon in all three categories. Wofford ranked among the top 10 nationally in total defense two of the past three seasons — seventh in 2010 (285.9 ypg) and ninth in 2012. The Terriers also led the nation in takeaways with 41 in 2003.

Woody, 52, was a four-year starter at Wofford from 1980-83, playing two years at defensive back and two at outside linebacker. He was an honorable-mention all-American as a senior, as well as a two-time all-district honoree and served as the Terriers’ team captain in 1983. He graduated from Wofford with a B.A. in business economics in 1984.

He was born in Burlington, N.C. and spent part of his childhood in nearby Morganton, N.C. before attending high school at T.L. Hanna H.S. in Anderson, S.C. At Hanna, he was a four-sport standout (football, basketball, baseball and soccer) and played in the 1979 Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas. Woody and his wife, Rebecca, have two sons, Nicolas and Jacob.

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