|Born||February 24, 1903|
Fort Worth, Texas
|Died||February 22, 1998 94) (aged|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|1935–1940||Arkansas State Teachers|
|1958–1967||New Mexico A&M / State|
|1935–1941||Arkansas State Teachers|
|1936||Arkansas State Teachers|
|Administrative career (AD unless noted)|
|1958–1967||New Mexico A&M / State|
|Head coaching record|
|Overall||203–94–14 (college football)|
116–50 (college basketball)
|Accomplishments and honors|
4 AIC (1936–1938, 1940)
3 Border (1942, 1946, 1960)
| College Football Hall of Fame |
Inducted in 1989 (profile)
Warren Brooks Woodson (February 24, 1903 – February 22, 1998) was an American football, basketball, and baseball coach and college athletics administrator. He served as the head football coach at Arkansas State Teachers College, now the University of Central Arkansas, (1935–1940), Hardin–Simmons University (1941–1951), the University of Arizona (1952–1956), New Mexico State University (1958–1967), and Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas (1972–1973), compiling a career college football record of 203–94–14 in 31 seasons. He was also the head basketball coach at Arkansas State Teachers from 1935 to 1941 and at Hardin–Simmons in 1945–46, tallying a career college basketball mark of 116–50. Woodson won an additional 52 football games at junior college level and 18 high school football games. He was inducted to the College Football Hall of Fame in 1989.
Woodson received a degree from Baylor University in 1924, majoring in Bible and history, and a degree from Springfield College in 1926, majoring in physical education. He coached four sports at Texarkana College from 1927 to 1934 and, in three of the same years also coached three sports at a nearby high school.
He then moved on to Arkansas State Teachers College (now University of Central Arkansas) in Conway from 1935 to 1940. In his second year, his team had a perfect 8–0 season. Won 2000 Elijah Pitts Award (named after the Conway, Arkansas, native and Green Bay Packer legend) for Conway athletic lifetime achievement.
Woodson accepted the head coaching job at Hardin–Simmons University in 1941. During World War II, Woodson served for three years as a lieutenant commander in the United States Navy. The Hardin-Simmons football program was canceled from 1943 to 1945. After Woodson returned, his 1946 team went unbeaten with an 11–0 record. His 1948 team was in three bowls: the Grape Bowl on December 4, a 35–35 tie with College of the Pacific; the Shrine Bowl December 18, a 40–12 victory over Ouachita Baptist; and Camellia Bowl December 30, a 49–12 victory over Wichita.
Woodson coached at the University of Arizona from 1952 to 1956 and at New Mexico State University from 1958 to 1967. His 1960 team went 11–0. He was head coach at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas from 1972 to 1973 and later was consultant at New Mexico Highlands.
Woodson coached players who won the national rushing title nine times:
Woodson died of colon cancer on February 22, 1998, at his home in Dallas, Texas.
|Arkansas State Teachers Bears (Arkansas Intercollegiate Conference)(1935–1940)|
|1935||Arkansas State Teachers||4–3|
|1936||Arkansas State Teachers||8–0||1st|
|1937||Arkansas State Teachers||8–1||1st||L Charity|
|1938||Arkansas State Teachers||7–1||1st|
|1939||Arkansas State Teachers||5–2–2|
|1940||Arkansas State Teachers||8–1–1||1st|
|Arkansas State Teachers:||40–8–3|
|Hardin–Simmons Cowboys (Border Conference)(1941–1951)|
|1943||No team—World War II|
|1944||No team—World War II|
|1945||No team—World War II|
|1948||Hardin–Simmons||6–2–3||3–2–1||5th||T Grape, W Shrine, W Camellia|
|Arizona Wildcats (Border Conference)(1952–1956)|
|New Mexico A&M / New Mexico State Aggies (Border Conference)(1958–1961)|
|1958||New Mexico A&M||4–6||1–3||4th|
|1959||New Mexico A&M||8–3||2–2||T–3rd||W Sun|
|1960||New Mexico State||11–0||4–0||1st||W Sun||19||17|
|1961||New Mexico State||5–4–1||2–1||3rd|
|New Mexico State Aggies (Independent)(1962–1967)|
|1962||New Mexico State||4–6|
|1963||New Mexico State||3–6–1|
|1964||New Mexico State||6–4|
|1965||New Mexico State||8–2|
|1966||New Mexico State||7–3|
|1967||New Mexico State||7–2–1|
|New Mexico State:||63–36–3||9–6|
|Trinity Tigers (NCAA College Division / Division II independent)(1972–1973)|
|National championship Conference title Conference division title or championship game berth|
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