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Sparky Woods
Sport(s)Football
Current position
TitleHead coach
TeamVMI
ConferenceBig South
Record13–42
Biographical details
BornOneida, Tennessee
Playing career
1973–1975Carson–Newman
Position(s)Quarterback, defensive back
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1976
1977
1978
1979–1982
1983
1984–1988
1989–1993
1994
1995–1996
1997–1998
1999–2002
2003–2006
2008–present
Tennessee (assistant)
Kansas (assistant)
North Alabama (assistant)
Iowa State (assistant)
Appalachian State (assistant)
Appalachian State
South Carolina
New York Jets (assistant)
Memphis (assistant)
Virginia (assistant)
Mississippi State (assistant)
Alabama (assistant)
VMI
Head coaching record
Overall76–88–5
Tournaments2–2 (NCAA D-I-AA playoffs)
Statistics
College Football Data Warehouse
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
2 SoCon (1986-1987)
Awards
Kodak Region II Coach of the Year (1986)
3x Southern Conference Coach of the Year (1985-1987)

Phillip "Sparky" Woods (born December 20, 1953) is an American football coach and former player. He is currently the head coach at the Virginia Military Institute. Woods served as the head coach at Appalachian State University from 1984 to 1988 and at the University of South Carolina from 1989 to 1993.

Playing careerEdit

Woods attended high school at Oneida high school, where he is still currently in the hall of fame. He holds the record for the most interceptions in a season. Woods played quarterback and defensive back at Carson–Newman College before graduating in 1976.

Coaching careerEdit

Woods was named the 30th head coach at VMI on February 13, 2008.[1] Before arriving at VMI, Woods had over 30 years of college and professional coaching experience.

Head coaching recordEdit

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs TSN[2]#
Appalachian State Mountaineers (Southern Conference) (1984–1988)
1984 Appalachian State 4–7 2–5 7th
1985 Appalachian State 8–3 6–1 2nd 12
1986 Appalachian State 9–2–1 6–0–1 1st L NCAA Division I-AA First Round 6
1987 Appalachian State 11–3 7–0 1st L NCAA Division I-AA Semifinal 2
1988 Appalachian State 6–4–1 4–3 4th
Appalachian State: 38–19–2 25–9–1
South Carolina Gamecocks (Independent) (1989–1991)
1989 South Carolina 6–4–1
1990 South Carolina 6–5
1991 South Carolina 3–6–2
South Carolina Gamecocks (Southeastern Conference) (1992–1993)
1992 South Carolina 5–6 3–5 4th (East)
1993 South Carolina 5–6 2–6 T–4th (East)
South Carolina: 25–27–3 5–11
VMI Keydets (Big South Conference) (2008–present)
2008 VMI 4–7 2–3 T–3rd
2009 VMI 2–9 1–5 6th
2010 VMI 3–8 2–4 T–4th
2011 VMI 2–9 2–4 T–5th
2012 VMI 2–9 1–5 6th
VMI: 13–42 8–21
Total: 76–88–5
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title

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