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 season, including a runner-up finish at the Westminster Christian Holiday Classic in Miami, Florida and wins over state-ranked Henry County High School, Salem High School, and North Clayton High School.
The War Eagles benefited from the energy of some fresh faces as the War Eagles dressed 5 freshmen and sophomores during the 2016-2017 campaign. The War Eagles finished the season as the No. 3 seed in the region tournament only to be upset by a surging Druid Hills team.
Despite the frustration of an early end to the season, the War Eagles are grateful for the contribution of their seniors and look forward to a very bright future!
2016 – 2017 Woodward Academy Varsity Boys Basketball Team
Anthony Thomas, Head Coach (seven years)
Coach Thomas’s boys basketball team won the region championship in 2012 as well as region runner-up in 2011 and 2015. Other team achievements include: state qualifier, 2011, 2013, 2014, and 2015; Elite Eight, 2013; and Sweet Sixteen, 2011 and 2015. Coach Thomas played basketball for Woodward Academy as a student between 1994 and 1998 and for Furman University between 1998 and 2002. He was named to the Woodward Academy Athletic Hall of Fame in 2015.