Assistant coach Scott Woodard will be inducted into the Western New Mexico University Athletic Hall of Fame
Scott Woodard joined the Auburn softball staff on July 8, 2013 as assistant coach. Woodard works with all aspects of the Tigers' program. Woodard previously served as assistant coach and recruiting coordinator with Clint Myers at Arizona State from 2011-13.
In four years on The Plains, Woodard has helped guide the Tigers to back-to-back Women's College World Series appearances in 2015 and 2016, to go along with four 40-plus win seasons.
Since 2013, Auburn has broken 23 records, including 17 on offense, and has had 13 All-SEC performers with direction provided by Woodard.
In just two years at ASU, Woodard helped head coach Clint Myers reach the Women's College World Series in both 2012 and 2013. Each season the team recorded over 50 wins and won twice at the 2012 WCWS against No. 12 Oregon and LSU. In Pac-12 play, the Sun Devils notched 34 wins in 48 total games. Overall, Woodard helped oversee a team that had a stellar record at home, going 40-4 in 2013 and 42-4 in 2012.
Prior to joining Arizona State in 2011, Woodard spent 15 years as the director of athletics and softball head coach at Western New Mexico University, his alma mater. While there, he restarted the softball program in 1998 and was at the helm of the club until 2011, only to return back in 2008.
Woodard coached four All-Americans at Western New Mexico and was an assistant on the 2004 NCAA West Region Championship squad that finished 5th at the NCAA Division II Championships.
Prior to starting the softball program at WNM, Woodard was the head coach of the school's baseball team for two seasons until the program was cut in 1993.
In addition to overseeing Western New Mexico's 11 intercollegiate athletic teams, Woodard served as an assistant coach for the Mustangs' football team from 1992-1996. As the team's offensive coordinator in 1995, Woodard helped the Mustangs to a 7-4 record and an upset of Cal State Northridge.
A native of Carlsbad, N.M., Woodard was an all-star shortstop for Western New Mexico and was twice named to the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference All-Conference Team.
Woodard graduated from Western New Mexico in 1985 with a bachelor of science in biology and earned his master of arts in administration in 1986.