Woody Introduced as New Coach of Mustangs

Jeff Woody didn't mince words Friday afternoon at Monticello High School.

"I'm not used to losing. I've won 28 games in a row. And I want to keep that rolling," Woody told the crowd who gathered to meet him in the auditorium at Monticello.

Woody was introduced as the third football coach in the school's 15-year history on Friday afternoon. Because of family reasons -- his wife works as a nurse at the UVa Medical Center -- Woody made the decision to leave his alma mater, Brookville High School in Lynchburg.

"Sometimes it's time to roll the dice," Woody explained on Friday. "And every arrow pointed in this direction."

Woody spent the last eight seasons as head coach of the Bees, going 81-22 with four district titles. Brookville has finished 14-0 each of the past two seasons, capping off both years with Division 3 state championships.

Woody coached nine Division I scholarship players at Brookville, including current Virginia Tech quarterback Logan Thomas. On Friday, Woody met with a handful of his new players.

"They know. They'll know. They heard it today," Woody said. "The goal is to be the best we can possibly be, and the best team in the state of Virginia. And hopefully that means 14-0. But that's easier said than done."

Woody -- who played wide receiver in college at Hampden-Sydney -- plans to bring the no-huddle offense that averaged 42 points per game at Brookville last season. He said Friday that he thinks his new players will find the schemes "fairly easy."

"It may look complex at this point in time, but they'll find it to be very easy," he said. "And I hope that it blows their minds, how easy it is and how successful we can be."

And Woody doesn't plan on wasting any time getting to work with his new team.

"Monday. We'll be here Monday," he said. "They start lifting at four, I'll be here in time. The sooner I can get in here, the more my pain will be eased. And obviously the anxiety builds, knowing there's a job to do. And Monday will ease some pain, if you will."

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