LYNCHBURG – Brookville High School football coach Jeff Woody is leaving the program and heading north to take the same position at Monticello High School in Charlottesville.
He will sign the necessary paperwork Friday afternoon and will have an introductory news conference at 3 p.m. He said he will inform the Brookville players of his decision today (Thursday) at 2:10 p.m.
Woody, a 2001 graduate of Hampden-Sydney College, has turned down job offers in the past couple of years from Louisa County and Charlottesville. Upon his decisions to return to Brookville, he coached the Bees to 28 straight wins and back to back state championships in 2011 and 2012. He also led them to the 2008 state title game, a 50-46 loss to James Monroe.
In the past three seasons, Brookville is 40-2 and overall, in eight years at Brookville, Woody had an 81-22 record. Along with the two state titles, he led the Bees to four Seminole District championships and five Region III Division 3 championships.
Woody, who began as an assistant coach in 2001, said he plans to take his spread offense up Route 29. That offense averaged 42 points a game in 2012.
Woody has coached a number of Division One college players including Logan Thomas (Virginia Tech), Zach McCray (Virginia Tech), Devin Bolling (Wake Forest), and Korren Kirven (Alabama).
Monticello last won a state championship in 2007 when they defeated Richlands 35-22 at Liberty University. The Mustangs went 10-3 last season, losing to Kettle Run in the playoffs.
Brookville athletic director Larry Kidd has already begun his search for Woody's replacement. Sources have informed ABC 13 Sports that current assistant Jamar Lovelace is one candidate. Lovelace played for Woody during Woody's first year at Brookville but Lovelace, who coached defensive backs, could join Woody at Monticello.
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Other coaching duties Woody has held at Brookville:
-He was the head JV baseball coach for four years
-He was the head JV football coach for two years
-He was an assistant wrestling coach for one year