JACKSON, Tenn. - 4/20/2006 - Katie Woodruff, the Union University Lady Bulldog basketball assistant coach for the past five seasons, has resigned her position effective at the end of May.
Woodruff has accepted position of Program Director at WinShape Camp for Girls in Rome, Georgia.
“Katie has a gift for discipleship and has a passion to work with young people,” says Union head coach Mark Campbell. “She has left a big hole to fill at Union but God will continue to use her in her ministry to young women. I am grateful for the time she has given to the women’s basketball program. Katie will be missed.”
During her five seasons at Union, she helped lead the Lady Bulldogs to Back-to-Back NAIA National Championships (2005, 2006), three TranSouth regular season titles, two TranSouth tournament titles, and a five-year record of 167-23 (.879).
As a player at John Brown University in Arkansas, she was an All-Conference performer on the court while participating in the Sooner Athletic Conference. She ranks second in all-time scoring at JBU with 1,642 points. Woodruff also ranks first in free-throws made, second in steals, and third in assists in a career during her time at JBU.
After graduating from John Brown University in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology, Woodruff worked for one season as a volunteer assistant coach at the College of the Ozarks. In 1998, Woodruff began her graduate work at the University of Arkansas in recreation management. She served as the program coordinator for Arkansas Athletes Outreach’s "Champions of Character" program which taught public school children, as well as, Univ. of Arkansas athletes character development training through school assemblies and small group discipleship. In addition to her responsibilities at the university, Woodruff taught physical education to children in kindergarten through fifth grade at a local elementary school.
Just prior to coming to Union in 2001, Woodruff worked for K-Life, Inc. a para church ministry with an emphasis on discipleship to junior high and high school students.
Woodruff is the daughter of Adela Kisch of Fayetteville, Ark. and Walter Ray Woodruff of Fayetteville, Ark.
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