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screen-shot-2016-12-07-at-12-43-20-pmA great coach Sean Woods, and a good friend of the site, It’s no coincidence that the most successful era in more than 50 years of Colorado College men’s lacrosse has occurred during Sean Woods’ tenure as head coach.

During his first five seasons, the Tigers posted a combined record of 59-23, good for a .719 winning percentage, and won 10 or more games every year. CC also earned four consecutive appearances in the NCAA Division III Men’s Lacrosse Championship, including last year when it played host to the program’s first-ever postseason home game and rallied to defeat Whittier College, 11-10, in overtime.

At the same time, Colorado College extended its possession of the Locker-Stabler Cup, a travelling trophy awarded to the winner of the CC-Whittier regular-season showdown, to six years running.

In three seasons competing in the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference, Woods guided the Tigers to a 17-0 league mark and a pair of tournament championships.

He was named the 2013 SCAC Coach of the Year by his conference peers after Colorado College claimed the league’s postseason crown with a 24-2 victory over Southwestern University. CC also claimed the 2014 league championship with a 13-7 win at Southwestern.

Woods, who serves on several NCAA and Intercollegiate Mens Lacrosse Coaches Association (IMLCA) committees, previously spent five years as the head coach at Mars Hill College in North Carolina, posting an overall ledger of 51-24.

His teams won three Deep South Conference championships (2009, 2010 and 2011), and he was named conference Coach of the Year three times (2007, 2009 and 2010).

In 2011, Mars Hill finished with an 11-4 record and was ranked ninth nationally in the LaxPower Division II polls. The Lions also were ranked third among NCAA Division II schools in scoring offense and fourth in margin of victory. A year earlier, in 2010, they went 10-4 under Woods and were ranked ninth nationally as well as in the top 10 offensively and defensively.

Woods started his coaching career at Brown University, where he was an offensive assistant and goalie coach during the 2002 and 2003 seasons. He helped lead the Bears to a second-place Ivy League finish in 2002.

In 2004 Woods joined the staff at Division III power Washington College in Chestertown, Md., where he served as offensive coordinator and recruiting coordinator. During his tenure at Washington, the team posted a 41-13 record and made appearances in the NCAA Division III Final Four in 2004 and quarterfinals in 2006.

Woods graduated from Hartwick College in Oneonta, N.Y., in 2001 with a bachelor’s degree in anthropology. He was a four-year letter winner and won Hartwick’s Coaches Award his senior year. He is a native of Newport, R.I.

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In the full podcast for our Premium family, We hear Coach explain why and how he has changed his practice plans since we last spoke in 2013. There is a lot of interesting thoughts here, and some great drills, can’t wait to try his “Virginia Drill,”

In the Audio Preview, This is for all Free Members simply log in… … listen to Coach Sean Woods describe how he addressed the need for his team to be better “finishers” inside, I think you will love it!

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This in his own words, then check out the article for more details, for the corresponding article click here…

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