Woods still a constant presence with WSN softball program
Published 1:58 pm Wednesday, April 11, 2007
By BY BRUCE HIXON – SPORTS EDITOR
Ed Woods has seen countless players come and go through the W.S. Neal Lady Blue Eagles softball program. He has also seen the head coaching position be a revolving door.
Woods' presence as an assistant coach is the one constant the program has seen over the past 13 years.
W.S. Neal played slow-pitch softball until it switched to fast-pitch in 2001.
Woods said the other key thing for softball is summer play.
during the summer. We haven't had a lot of that within our program,” said Woods. “Players at the good programs play a lot during the summer. It's a good way for the kids to keep getting better. (W.S. Neal) coach (Scott) Robinson and I are looking at trying to get a summer camp going for our girls this year to help them out some.”
Robinson's presence within the program for a second season is a rarity for Woods during his tenure. In fact, when Robinson was hired as W.S. Neal's head coach in the fall of 2005, he was the fourth coach for the program that year alone.
Woods said one person he is proud of is current Jefferson Davis Community College freshman catcher Erika Davis.
Woods, a 1979 W.S. Neal High School graduate who coached at Boykin prior to his return to his alma mater, said he enjoys the assistant coach's role.