Alex Wood (American football)

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Alex Wood
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1955-03-14) March 14, 1955 (age 59)
Massillon, Ohio
Playing career
1975–1977 Iowa
Position(s) Running back, special teams
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1978
1979–1980
1981
1982–1984
1985–1986
1987–1988
1989–1992
1993–1994
1995–1998
1999–2002
2003
2004
2006–2007
2010
2011–
Iowa (Gr. Asst)
Kent State (WR)
Southern Illinois (Sec.)
Southern (DC)
Wyoming (WR/TE)
Washington State (TE)
Miami (FL) (WR)
Wake Forest (OC/QB)
James Madison
Minnesota Vikings (QB)
Cincinnati Bengals (WR)
Arizona Cardinals (OC)
Arkansas (QB)
Miami (OH) (WR)
Buffalo (OC/WR)
Head coaching record
Overall 23–22
Statistics
College Football Data Warehouse

Alex Wood (born March 14, 1955) is a college football coach, currently the offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach at Buffalo, and was the head coach for James Madison University between 1995 and 1998.[1] He compiled a 23–22 overall record. He is also the only American football coach to have coached for both the University of Miami and Miami University.[citation needed] He won championships with both teams (national champions 1989, 1991 at Miami; and a MAC championship at Ohio).

Wood played for the Iowa Hawkeyes from 1975–1977 as a running back and special teams player. He graduated from Iowa in 1979 with a degree in secondary education and social studies. He also began his coaching career as a student assistant at his alma mater in 1978. He has over 30 years in coaching experience at both the college and National Football League (NFL) ranks.[2]

Personal[edit]

Wood, from Massillon, Ohio, played football and wrestled at Massillon Washington High School. He and his wife, Rosa, have three children – Jerrel, Alex and Natalie.

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs Rank#
James Madison Dukes (Yankee / A-10) (1995–1998)
1995 James Madison 8–4 6–2 T–2nd (Mid-Atlantic)
1996 James Madison 7–4 5–3 T–5th (Mid-Atlantic)
1997 James Madison 5–6 3–5 10th (Mid-Atlantic)
1998 James Madison 3–8 2–6 T–10th (Mid-Atlantic)
Total: 23–22
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title
Indicates BCS bowl, Bowl Alliance or Bowl Coalition game. #Rankings from final Coaches' Poll.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rivals.com Alex Wood - James Madison football
  2. ^ Miami University RedHawk Football Alex Wood