Homer E. Woodling

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Homer E. Woodling
Sport(s) Basketball, baseball, track, tennis, golf
Biographical details
Born (1902-02-23)February 23, 1902
Logansport, Indiana[1]
Died September 14, 1984(1984-09-14) (aged 82)
Westlake, Ohio[2]
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1929–1941 Fenn College
1952–1953 Fenn College

Homer Eugene "Woody" Woodling (February 23, 1902 – September 14, 1984) was an athletics coach and administrator at Fenn College—now Cleveland State University. Woodling served two stints as the head men's basketball coach at Fenn College, from 1929 to 1941 and again from 1952 to 1953. He also coached the Cleveland State baseball, track, tennis and golf teams. Woodling served as Cleveland State's athletic director until 1966. He was the only athletic director that Fenn College had. He served in that position from 1929 to 1965 when Fenn College became Cleveland State. He was inducted into the Cleveland State Hall of Fame in 1975.

Woodling Gym on the Cleveland State campus is named after him. It is home to volleyball, wrestling, and fencing.

Personal life[edit]

Woodling was born to Charles Elwood Woodling and Elizabeth Beatrice Woodling (née Cotner). He married Frances R. Pinnell.[3]

Head coaching record[edit]

Men's basketball[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Fenn College (1929–1941)
1929–1930 Fenn College 5–5 N/A
1930–1931 Fenn College 8–7 N/A
1931–1932 Fenn College 7–7 N/A
1932–1933 Fenn College 4–6 N/A
1933–1934 Fenn College 5–11 N/A
1934–1935 Fenn College 5–12 N/A
1935–1936 Fenn College 4–11 N/A
1936–1937 Fenn College 8–9 N/A
1937–1938 Fenn College 6–10 N/A
1938–1939 Fenn College 3–13 N/A
1939–1940 Fenn College 4–11 N/A
1940–1941 Fenn College 4–11 N/A
Fenn College (1952–1953)
1952–1953 Fenn College 2–15 N/A
Fenn College: 65–127

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion