Bobcats hire Woods as defensive coordinator

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Texas State Football

Texas State formally announced its hiring of Chris Woods on Thursday as its new defensive coordinator and inside linebackers coach.

Woods is replacing former defensive coordinator Randall McCray, who spent two years with the Bobcats before taking a job as an assistant special teams coach with the Arizona Cardinals.

Woods is becoming Texas State’s new defensive coordinator after spending three years as a defensive specialist at Oklahoma, where the Sooners won three consecutive Big 12 titles and made two appearances in the College Football Playoffs.

Woods spent three seasons as the defensive coordinator at Holmes Community College in Goodman, Mississippi before joining the Sooners’ staff in 2015. He was also Columbia’s defensive coordinator and linebackers coach for one season.

Woods served as defensive line coach and special teams coordinator at Bryant College from 2008-2010. In 2010, the Bulldogs finished 7-4. Woods’ defense led the Northeast Conference scoring defense and ranked second in passing and total defense in 2009.

Woods was an assistant at Harvard in 2007 as linebackers and special teams coach. He was the head coach at Stonehill College for three years and was named the AFCA Region II Coach of the Year and Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Coach of the Year in 2003.

Texas State begins spring football on March 20 and is set to play its annual spring game on April 14 at 3 p.m.

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