From the Athletic Director: Fall 2017

From the Athletic Director

Dear Woodward Community,

The fall of 2017 brought numerous accomplishments to our football, cross country, softball, volleyball, and cheerleading teams. From region championships to state playoff runs, I am proud of our fall student-athletes for maintaining pride and integrity—not only for themselves but also as representatives of our school and community—while rising to the challenge of tough competition throughout the season.

I invite you to read about the fall season and some of our truly talented student-athletes and coaches throughout this War Eagle Watch website. In addition to recaps of every varsity fall sport, our wrap-up highlights senior varsity volleyball player Lauren Harrison, who was rewarded with Under Armour All-American honors at the conclusion of the season after the team advanced to the state semifinals. We’ve also featured a Q&A with varsity wrestling coach Jeff Ragan, who came to Woodward as one of the top Division I coaches in the country.

I hope that reading about these wonderful accomplishments in athletics brings you as much pride for Woodward as it brings me. I continue to be amazed by what our young athletes accomplish and am extremely grateful to the talented team of coaches we are fortunate to have here at the Academy. I hope you all have a wonderful holiday season and look forward to our winter and spring seasons. Go War Eagles!


Jose Fernandez, Ed.D., Athletic Director


Woodward Academy Athletic Directors