|Born||December 20, 1953|
|Position(s)||Quarterback, defensive back|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|1978||North Alabama (DB)|
|1979–1982||Iowa State (WR)|
|1983||Appalachian State (OC/QB/RB)|
|1994||New York Jets (OA)|
|1999–2002||Mississippi State (OC/QB)|
|2019–present||North Carolina (assistant)|
|Head coaching record|
|Tournaments||2–2 (NCAA D-I-AA playoffs)|
|Accomplishments and honors|
|2 SoCon (1986–1987)|
|3× Southern Conference Coach of the Year (1985–1987)|
Phillip Perry "Sparky" Woods (born December 20, 1953) is an American football coach. He is a senior adviser for football team at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Woods served as the head football coach at Appalachian State University from 1984 to 1988, the University of South Carolina from 1989 to 1993, and the Virginia Military Institute (VMI), from 2008 to 2014.
Woods attended Oneida High School, where he is still currently in the Hall of Fame. He holds the record for the most interceptions in a season. He played quarterback and defensive back at Carson–Newman College before graduating in 1976.
When coaching at South Carolina, a song about Woods entitled "Sparky Rock" was released on cassette tape.
On November 24, 2014, it was announced by VMI that Woods' contract would not be renewed by Athletic Director Dave Diles. The announcement came less than a day after a 45–25 loss to arch rival The Citadel, ending a 2–10 season for the Keydets. In seven seasons, Woods compiled a 17–62 record at VMI, including a mark of 9–32 in conference play.
Head coaching record
|Appalachian State Mountaineers (Southern Conference) (1984–1988)|
|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|
|South Carolina Gamecocks (NCAA Division I-A independent) (1989–1991)|
|South Carolina Gamecocks (Southeastern Conference) (1992–1993)|
|1992||South Carolina||5–6||3–5||4th (Eastern)|
|1993||South Carolina||5–6||2–6||T–4th (Eastern)|
|VMI Keydets (Big South Conference) (2008–2013)|
|VMI Keydets (Southern Conference) (2014–present)|
|National championship Conference title Conference division title or championship game berth|
Assistant coaches under Woods who became college head coaches:
- Donnie Kirkpatrick: Chattanooga (2000–2002)
- Carroll McCray: Austin Peay (2003–2006), North Greenville (2012), Gardner-Webb (2013–present)
- Tommy West: Chattanooga (1993), Clemson (1993–1998), Memphis (2001–2009)
Woods is a superfan of the rock band Night Ranger. 
- "VMI News Release on Hiring". Archived from the original on February 14, 2008. Retrieved February 13, 2008.
- "Woods Contract Not Extended as VMI Head Football Coach". VMIKeydets.com. November 24, 2014. Retrieved November 25, 2014.
- John, O'Connor (February 20, 2015). "Ex-VMI coach Woods joins UR staff, Fisher promoted to offensive coordinator". Richmond Times-Dispatch. Retrieved September 15, 2016.
- Anderson, Reggie (January 10, 2019). "Sparky Woods joins UNC staff". WLTX. Retrieved March 26, 2019.
- Final poll standings are from The Sports Network Archived April 29, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.