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Head Basketball Coach, Rodney Woods

It is with great pleasure that the National High School Athletic Coaches Association announces the upcoming induction of Wayne County High School Boys’ Basketball Coach Rodney Woods into the NHSACA National Hall of Fame. This year’s induction ceremony for the Class of 2018 will take place at the National High School Athletic Coaches Association’s national convention at the Ramkota Hotel in Sioux Falls, SD in June.  This year’s class includes thirty coaches from eighteen states across the nation. Coach Rodney Woods was selected for this national honor by his state’s high school coaches’ association. 

This selection was based on longevity, service to high school athletics, honors, and other specific state criteria. The National High School Athletic Coaches Association is the oldest coaches association in the nation formed by coaches, for coaches and has honored coaches from across the nation with induction into the NHSACA National Hall of Fame since 1996.  Coach Rodney Woods will now be added to this illustrious list of coaches in honor of his outstanding career.

Since 1989, the Wayne County Cardinals have made nine trips to the state Sweet Sixteen under Coach Rodney Woods. In 1989, the Cardinals were named state runner up. During his 32 years at Wayne County, the basketball teams have earned nine regional titles and 19 district titles. Woods has been named Kentucky Coach of the Year two times and 12th Region Coach of the Year 11 times. To date, Coach Woods has an amazing record of 671 winning games overall at Wayne County. During his entire 41 years of coaching, he has an astounding
record of 881 winning games.

“Woods has had a huge impact on the athletic programs at Wayne County Schools, especially the boys’ basketball program. We are very grateful for his contributions to our athletes. Everybody that has played for him has become a better person, as well as a better player,” said Wayne County Athletic Director Kevin Jones.

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