Sherwood Named Head Coach at Xavier University
Dec. 14, 2009
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Woody Sherwood, who was named assistant head coach for the Hoosiers at the start of the 2009 season, was named head coach of the women's soccer program at Xavier University recently. Sherwood spent the last three seasons on the Indiana staff and helped the Hoosiers to a 31-24-6 overall record in that span.
"I'd like to thank (head coach) Mick Lyon," Sherwood said, "and the IU administration for allowing me the opportunity to come to IU three years ago. It has been a wonderful work environment, and I will truly miss this fine university. "
In his first year, Sherwood and the Hoosiers went 13-7-3 and advanced all the way to the Sweet Sixteen (Third Round) of the NCAA Tournament, the furthest in school history. Kristin Arnold scored 10 goals that year, including eight in conference play to set a new school record. After Indiana won eight games in 2008, Sherwood helped put Indiana in the top 25 for six weeks this past season as they got off to the best start in school history (6-0).
"It is has been a true pleasure working with Woody these past three years," Indiana head coach Mick Lyon said. "He has given tirelessly to the University and the players have all felt the benefit of his time and effort, both in his coaching and his counsel. I want to thank him publicly for being not only a great coach for IU but a true ambassador of the women's soccer program and I wish him all the success in the word at his new position of Head Coach for Xavier University women's soccer."
The 2009 season was his 16th year as a college soccer coach with nine of those coming in the state of Indiana. Prior to the three years at Indiana, he spent a year at Louisville as an assistant after spending the six years before that as the head coach at Butler University. There, he was named 2002 Horizon League Coach of the Year and had a 63-64-10 record.
Sherwood was a four-year letterwinner on the Xavier soccer team and earned his Bachelor's Degree in Psychology in 1991 and his Master's Degree in Sport Administration in 1995 from Xavier.
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