Woods joins Warhawks baseball staff
By By BRUCE HIXON Sports Editor
It was not a case where Jamey Woods was not enjoying his previous capacity in baseball.
When Woods got the call and a chance to join Jim Morrill's coaching staff at Jefferson Davis Community College, Woods gladly accepted.
Little did they know it then, but the paths of Woods and Morrill had crossed before.
Woods, a 1991 graduate of Eufaula High School, attended college at Alabama. After he completed his education, Woods joined the support staff at Georgia Southern where he spent four seasons. Woods has also served as the head coach at Bullock Academy in Georgia.
For the last six years Woods has been an ambassador/instructor for major league baseball.
Woods' primary role at JDCC will be working with Warhawks pitchers and catchers.
Woods said it is a tough adjustment for pitchers to make the jump from high school to college.
Woods said while the role
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for catchers is simple, it is much more difficult to execute.
the pitcher and the infielders. While we will usually call the pitches, there are times we will let the catcher make the call. He has to be able to use good judgment in what he tells the pitcher to throw in different situations," Woods said.
Woods will also do some work with JDCC batters.
Woods said the caliber of play at the junior college level has really improved in recent years.