American Football Database
Jeff Woodruff
Current position
TitleHead coach
TeamAndress HS (TX)
Biographical details
Born (1957-02-22) February 22, 1957 (age 65)
Ravenna, Ohio
Alma materKent State University, 1979
Playing career
Position(s)Quarterback, punter
Head coaching record
Overall9–34 (college)

Jeff Woodruff (born February 22, 1957) is an American football coach, currently the head coach at Andress High School in El Paso, Texas. He was the head coach at Eastern Michigan University, the assistant head coach and tight ends coach at the University of Texas at El Paso, and the head coach of Oaks Christian School in Westlake Village, California.

Coaching career

A quarterback and punter at Kent State University, Woodruff began his coaching career at his alma mater as a graduate assistant and tight ends coach in 1979. He joined the University of Washington staff in Seattle as a graduate assistant under head coach Don James in 1980, then moved to the University of Nevada in 1983 for a season as the secondary coach and recruiting coordinator. Woodruff returned to the UW staff in 1984 as quarterbacks coach as the Huskies won the Orange Bowl; the undefeated 1991 team won a second consecutive Rose Bowl and shared the national title. He succeeded Keith Gilbertson as the Huskies' offensive coordinator in 1992 under James and continued in 1993 under new head coach Jim Lambright.

After leaving the Washington program in January 1994, Woodruff moved to Arizona and was the head coach at Cholla High School in Tucson, then joined the University of Arizona staff as an assistant in 1998 under head coach Dick Tomey.[1]

Woodruff was hired as head coach at Eastern Michigan University in 2000 and compiled a 9–34 (.209) record in four seasons. The Eagles posted a 3–8 record in his first season, which turned out to be the best of his tenure. Following a 38–10 loss to Central Michigan in 2003 on November 1, athletic director Dave Diles, Jr. fired Woodruff and stated, "Jeff Woodruff has helped develop our program with quality young men, but the team is not on the competitive level that we felt should be after four years."[2]

After Eastern Michigan, Woodruff was hired by UTEP as tight ends coach for the Miners in 2004 under head coach Mike Price, and was elevated to assistant head coach in 2007.

Head coaching record


Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Eastern Michigan Eagles (Mid-American Conference) (2000–2003)
2000 Eastern Michigan 3–8 2–5 5th (West)
2001 Eastern Michigan 2–9 1–6 6th (West)
2002 Eastern Michigan 3–9 1–7 7th (West)
2003 Eastern Michigan 1–8 0–5 6th (West)
Eastern Michigan: 9–34 4–23
Total: 9–34
Indicates BCS bowl, Bowl Alliance or Bowl Coalition game.

Coaching tree

Assistant coaches under Jeff Woodruff who became NCAA head coaches:


  1. 2002 EMU Football Game Program
  2. Runk, David (November 4, 2003). "Eastern Michigan fires football coach Jeff Woodruff". Daily Sentinel. Associated Press ((Pomeroy, Ohio)): p. B6.