Interview: Wrestling with Coach Ragan

“People say to me, ‘you went from being one of the top Division I coaches in the country, a professor at a college, to teaching Middle School kids and coaching youth wrestling?’ and I always tell them ‘this is where I can do the most good.’” Jeff Ragan could have coached at any number of…

Winter 2016-17

From the Athletic Director Dear Woodward Community, Every season, I am reminded of what is truly great about Woodward Academy athletics when I observe the strong character and sportsmanship exhibited by our student-athletes. The winter 2016-2017 season was no exception, and I am pleased to report that our varsity basketball, swimming and diving, wrestling, and…

Boys Swim & Dive

The boys swimming & diving team finished the 2016-17 season with an impressive 7-1 dual meet record. The team also recorded a 2nd place finish at the annual Atlanta Kickoff Classic and a 4th place finish at the 45-team Metro City Championships in January. Individually, ten members of the squad (Emanuel Abdul-Salaam, Neal Allen, Grant…

Girls Basketball

The 2016-2017 girls basketball season ended a little quicker than the War Eagles would have liked, with a loss in the first round of region tournament play, but the overall experience was an enjoyable one. The girls improved their individual skills, gained more confidence in themselves and each other, and, most importantly, grew together as…

Clay Target

The Clay Target team had an excellent 2016 campaign, finishing 2nd in the 2016 Clay Target State Championship.  Woodward was led by sophomore Turner Kurzweg (3rd), senior Carter Haydon (7th), and sophomore Finn Gosch (9th) in the High Overall competition to make up Woodward’s overall score at the State Championship. In addition to those three,…

Interview: Basketball Player Brennan McDaniel

Senior basketball player Brennan McDaniel is moving on to the University of Chicago this fall after putting together two excellent years at Woodward as both a student and an athlete. How does it feel to be wrapping up your final year at Woodward, both as a student and as a basketball player? I am truly…

Interview: Swim Coach Danielle LeFevers

2008 Woodward graduate Danielle LeFevers just wrapped up her first year as the head swimming coach at Woodward, and she talked with us about some of her takeaways from the year.   After graduating in 2008, how did it feel to come back to Woodward as a teacher and a coach? Returning to Woodward to…

Girls Swim & Dive

The Woodward girls swim team showed incredible improvement throughout the season, defeating North Atlanta, Pace Academy, Walker High School, and Westminster. At the Metro City Championships, the girls came in 7th place overall, with Woodward’s medley relay and 400 free relay both finishing in the top 10. Individually, Alissa Cook (200 IM), Nora Singh (100…

Boys Basketball

The War Eagles were led by 1st team All-Region selection Julian Cameron, All-Region honorable mention selection Brennan McDaniel, and 2016 All-Region point guard Hunter Falconer. The three seniors were joined by Grant Sullivan and Ben Wilkinson to form a strong group of leaders for the young War Eagles. Woodward finished with 14 wins on the…

Wrestling

The Woodward wrestling team continued to make huge strides this season towards becoming one of the top wrestling programs in Georgia.  In addition to having a very respectable 29-6 dual meet record this season, the team qualified for the State Dual Championships in Macon, finishing in the top 5 in AAAA.  After a successful state…