Alex Wood (American football)

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Alex Wood
Sport(s) Football
Current position
Title Head coach
Team Florida A&M
Conference MEAC
Record 6–18
Biographical details
Born (1955-03-14) March 14, 1955 (age 62)
Massillon, Ohio
Playing career
1975–1977 Iowa
Position(s) Running back, special teams
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1978 Iowa (GA)
1979–1980 Kent State (WR)
1981 Southern Illinois (DB)
1982–1984 Southern (DC)
1985–1986 Wyoming (WR/TE)
1987–1988 Washington State (TE)
1989–1992 Miami (FL) (RB)
1993–1994 Wake Forest (OC/QB)
1995–1998 James Madison
1999–2002 Minnesota Vikings (QB)
2003 Cincinnati Bengals (WR)
2004 Arizona Cardinals (OC)
2006–2007 Arkansas (QB)
2010 Miami (OH) (WR)
2011–2014 Buffalo (OC/WR-QB)
2014 Buffalo (interim HC)
2015–present Florida A&M
Head coaching record
Overall 31–42

Alexander Von Wood (born March 14, 1955) is a college football coach, currently the head coach at Florida A&M University. He was the head coach for James Madison University between 1995 and 1998.[1] He compiled a 23–22 overall record. He won two national championships as an assistant coach at the University of Miami in 1989 and 1991.

Wood played for the Iowa Hawkeyes from 1975 to 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 life[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.

Coaching tree[edit]

Assistant coaches under Alex Wood who became NCAA head coaches:

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
James Madison Dukes (Yankee Conference) (1995–1996)
1995 James Madison 8–4 6–2 T–2nd (Mid-Atlantic)
1996 James Madison 7–4 5–3 T–5th (Mid-Atlantic)
James Madison Dukes (Atlantic 10 Conference) (1997–1998)
1997 James Madison 5–6 3–5 10th (Mid-Atlantic)
1998 James Madison 3–8 2–6 T–10th (Mid-Atlantic)
James Madison: 23–22 16–16
Buffalo Bulls[n 1] (Mid-American Conference) (2014)
2014 Buffalo 2–2 2–2 3rd (East)
Buffalo: 2–2 2–2
Florida A&M Rattlers (Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) (2015–present)
2015 Florida A&M 1–10 1–7 T–8th
2016 Florida A&M 4–7 4–4 T–5th
2017 Florida A&M 1–1 0–0
Florida A&M: 6–18 5–11
Total: 31–42


  1. ^ Wood served as interim head coach after Jeff Quinn was fired during the season.


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