ASU names receivers coach and recruiting coordinator

January 13, 2012

JONESBORO - Arkansas State head coach Gus Malzahn announced Friday that Casey Woods, who was a part of seven bowl teams at Tennessee and Auburn over the past nine years, has been named the Red Wolves' wide receivers coach and recruiting coordinator.

Woods comes to A-State after spending the past three seasons as Auburn's Director of Offensive Quality Control, working closely with Malzahn during that time. He was a part of three bowl teams at Auburn, including the 2010 squad that won the BCS National Championship. During his tenure at Auburn, the Tigers also competed in the 2009 Outback Bowl and 2011 Chik-fil-A Bowl.

Prior to Auburn, he served as a graduate assistant coach at Tennessee during the 2008 season, working with wide receivers.

Woods was a three-year letterman at Tennessee from 2003-07, playing in 40 career games while also working two seasons as a player volunteer coach. He played in three bowl games and was a member of three 10-win teams. He was team captain of the 2007 Tennessee team that won the SEC East and Outback Bowl.

A native of Starkville, Miss., Woods earned bachelor's degrees in both psychology and political science from Tennessee in 2006. He received his master's degree in sport psychology from Tennessee in 2007. He is pursuing further graduate work in sport psychology.


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