Woodson Added to FB StaffMarch 4, 2009
By CSU Sports Information
CHARLESTON, S.C. Ė Charleston Southern Head Football Coach Jay Mills has announced the addition of Marcus Woodson to his staff for 2009. The four-year defensive backs coach at Millsaps College will assume the same position at CSU.
At Millsaps, Woodson also served as the defensive coordinator for the junior varsity squad, and was in charge of recruiting in Mississippi, Florida, and the southern parts of Alabama and Louisiana.
Last season, three of his four defensive backs earned first-team all-conference honors as the defense led the League in pass break ups with 75. In 2007, the Majorsí defense ranked second in the country in pass efficiency defense (81.6 ypg), fifth in scoring defense (11.9 ppg) and eighth in turnovers gained (36). In 20 games over the course of the 2006 and 2007 seasons, Milllsaps had 38 interceptions, including 10 returns for touchdowns.
Since 2005, Woodson helped a total of nine players gain All-Conference recognition. In addition to league honors, Woodson also helped coach Marcus Harris, who was named to Don Hansenís Football Gazette All-American Team as an Honorable Mention and was thrice named to D3football.comís National Team of the Week in 2006, while Ray Kline was tabbed D3football.com All-South Region Second Team in 2007.
The Mississippi native attended Moss Point high school where he not only stood out as an honor roll student, but also contributed on the football field as well. During his high school career, Woodson helped lead his team to a pair of state championships and was selected to play in the Bernard Blackwell Classic and the Mississippi high school all-star game. He also earned all-region, all-coast and all-state recognition after his senior season from the Biloxi Sun-Herald.
At the college level, Woodson was a two-year starter for Ole Miss and was selected for the Senior Leadership Unity Council. He started 18 games before a knee injury ended his career in 2003. He graduated from Ole Miss with a B.S. in political science with an emphasis in criminal justice and a minor in English.