Saturday, December 22, 2012

WVIAC Football: Fairmont State picks Woodman as new Falcons’ football coach

FAIRMONT,  West Virginia —  Jason Woodman has been named the 18th head football coach at Fairmont State, Director of Athletics Rusty Elliott announced today. Woodman, a 2002 Fairmont State graduate, returns to his alma mater with extensive success at the Division I and Division II levels.

Woodman will be formally introduced as the head coach at a press conference on Saturday, Dec. 22, at 1 p.m. at the Feaster Center. The press conference will be webcast live on

“We are very excited to welcome back Jason Woodman to his alma mater,” Elliott said. “Jason is a great, young coaching talent who has worked for some of the best in the business and he has already had a lot of great experiences during his career.”

He spent the previous two seasons as the offensive coordinator at Bowie State where Bulldogs set several school records and has ranked among the best in the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA).

Prior to his stint at Bowie State, Woodman worked for two years at Concord as the wide receivers coach and special teams coordinator and helped resurrect the Mountain Lion program.

Woodman began his college coaching career with three seasons at Louisiana State University (2004-2006) under head coaches Nick Saban and Les Miles. Woodman worked as a graduate assistant under Jimbo Fisher, then the Tigers’ Offensive Coordinator.

When Florida State hired Fisher in 2007, Woodman followed to Tallahassee to work under legendary head coach Bobby Bowden.

The following year, Woodman was hired at California University (Pa.). With Woodman as running backs coach, the Vulcans went 13-1, winning their first outright Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference championship and setting a school record for wins in a season while helping the Vulcans to the national semifinals.

Woodman and his wife, Kari, have four children, sons Taner, Knox and Brodi and daughter Kinleigh.


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