May 25, 2012
-- Westlake Village, California—Coach Jeff Woodruff, the new Oaks Christian School (OCS) varsity head football coach who was formerly the assistant head coach at University of Texas at El Paso, has completed his first week of spring practice. While getting to know his players, he has also studied the practice program to improve player performance and conditioning. Bringing college-level experience and methods to the OCS football program, Coach Woodruff is excited to offer his expertise and leadership.
“The most important part is getting to know the players,” said Woodruff. “With my years of experience, I am looking to enhance what we already do so well.” While working with quarterbacks Brandon Dawkins and Brandon Perdue, Woodruff looks to train and prepare every player. “We are coaching everyone for growth and development,”
said Woodruff. “Everyone has an important part to play. It is about continual evolution and development. This should be the greatest opportunity in their lives at Oaks Christian School. This should be their time for building great memories and great friendships while striving for a winning season.”
It has already been a successful experience for sophomore Brandon Dawkins and freshman Reno Rosene. Last week, Notre Dame’s offensive coordinator Chuck Martin was visiting Oaks Christian and observing the Lions’ spring practice. Watching Dawkins throw the football, Martin didn’t hesitate to offer the 6-foot-4, 210-pound quarterback a scholarship. The Irish also gave an early offer to offensive lineman Reno Rosene. Many other Lions have received scholarship offers from universities across the country.
Coach Woodruff looks forward to continuing the successful OCS football tradition while recognizing there are new challenges on the horizon. “Teams change year to year and every year is a new season and a new opportunity,”
Woodruff said. “I am here to help everyone as we move into that new season. I have an open door policy and I believe a coach is someone who you can talk to about football and non-football concerns.” Woodruff looks forward to getting to know his players more this summer and he seeks to build a whole team of Lion leaders.
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