Woodbury steps down at JCSU

In a shocking turn of events, Johnson C. Smith offensive coordinator Tory Woodbury has resigned from his position effective immediately according to a post on his Facebook page and several tweets from his verified Twitter account.  Woodbury confirmed the news as being true in a text message to HBCU Gameday.

The following was posted on Woodbury’s Facebook account:


The bond with Blount

Woodbury played quarterback at Winston-Salem State University for Kermit Blount after making the team as a walk on in 1996. Four seasons later Woodbury would leave as the school’s all time leading passer with 4,493 yards before eventually being passed by Kameron Smith.

Woodbury led the Rams to two straight CIAA championships in 1999 and 2000 as well as a Pioneer Bowl victory over Tuskegee during his junior year.  He was inducted into the WSSU Sports Hall of Fame in 2008.

After college he had a three-year career in the NFL, signing originally with the  New York Jets and also spending time with the New Orleans Saints and Buffalo Bills.

After his pro career ended, Woodbury spent time coaching high school football in Charlotte before reconnecting with Blount.  He was an assistant on his staff at Delaware State for four seasons until DSU declined to renew Blount’s contract after the 2014 season.

In 2015 Woodbury rejoined Blount at JCSU when he became an offensive coordinator for the first time in his college coaching career.  The timing of the resignation is odd, seeing that football practice is about to begin for the 2017 season.  Woodbury acknowledged to his now former players that they must continue on.


This would have been Woodbury’s third season as offensive coordinator for the Golden Bulls.  JCSU opens the season on September 2nd versus Wingate.

The university hasn’t released an official statement as of Tuesday evening in regard to the resignation.

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