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Al Woods Being the difference-maker in the lives of high school student athletes since 1989. Passion to see high school student athletes succeed at all levels. Dedicated to their Journey. Their journey is challenging but we’re here to educate and guide them step by step. Read More about Al Woods.

President: Cleveland, Ohio

Troy Ness: Extremely passionate for the overall success and well-being of all high school student-athletes. Student-athletes and their families are in good hands.  He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience. In all aspects of the college recruiting process. Extremely focused and his number one goal is the overall success of all student-athletes.

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Recruiting Director: Green Bay, Wisconsin

Anthony Washington was born and raised in Baltimore, MD. He attended Patterson High School where he played JV and varsity basketball. After high school, he attended the Community College of Baltimore County from 1994 to 1996.

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Recruiting Director: Baltimore, Maryland

Aaron Zepnick. It is my goal to get exposure to every student athlete exposure. I would like to mentor them to help them succeed in college as well as athletically. To get kids to college isn’t my only concern. To make sure they are successful and graduate is the first goal.

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Recruiting Director: Green Bay, Wisconsin

Nicki Starry. These athletes are the next generation of softball and Starry is passionate about helping pay the love and understanding of the game forward. Starry brings the same fun-loving attitude and intense passion with which she played.

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Recruiting Director: York, Pennsylvania

Oscar Alexander,  a husband and father of 3 boys has always been involved with sports since his days as a youth. Playing multiple sports as a youth transferred over to him being a 3 sport athlete at McClintock high school in Tempe, Arizona. After high school Oscar continued to pursue a football career at Mesa Community College (Az). He opened up his own business in 1992, he became well connected with the student athletes in the community.

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Scouting Director: Chandler, Arizona

Dwuana “Dafne” Lee.  is a Baltimore native and basketball connoisseur.  Raised in the Cherry Hill community, Lee’s love for basketball and her precise skill in the game was nurtured first by family, friends and community leaders from her Cherry Hill neighborhood.  When her family relocated to the Walbrook Junction community, Lee continued her involvement in sports and became a star player at Walbrook Senior High School.

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Recruiting Director: Baltimore, MD

Patrick Gaines. Patrick Gaines, a native of Johnstown, Pennsylvania, is a retired high school basketball coach with over 35 years of coaching experience.  Gaines’ first head coaching job in Texas was at Dallas Sunset High School.  In his 3rdseason he coached the Bison to a 10-0 District 11-5A Championship.  Gaines coached at Dallas Carter for 3 years and in his 3rd season coached the Cowboys to a 12-0 District Championship and a 31-5 record.  In his last 2 seasons at Carter the team’s record was 57-14 finishing undefeated as district champs.

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Recruiting Director: Fort Worth, Texas

Tim Kepple. Coach Kepple began his coaching career back in 1980 at Ardsley High School in Ardsley, New York, as the offensive and defensive line coach. At Ardsley he coached seven players that went on to play college football. It was here that he first learned of the college recruiting process by picking the brains of college coaches that came in to recruit the players. From Ardsley he moved on to Port Washington High School in Long Island, NY, as the Offensive Coordinator. In the one year at Port he produced five offensive college recruits.

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Recruiting Director: Southwest Florida

Rick Thomas. Co-founded Virginia Women’s Fast Pitch – A League designed for Adult Fast Pitch players over the age of eighteen to forty. This League was filled by former Division I,II,III and some former professional Fast Pitch players. Development of board, website, social media, and apparel was implemented as well. Games were played at Lake Taylor and involved numerous Alumni.

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Recruiting Director: Norfolk, Virginia

LaMar Linton. I wanted nothing more than to play sports growing up and I played every sport that my school offered. I joined the United States Army at 17 and spent most of my time serving my country. When I retired from the military I started coaching youth sports: girl’s softball, co-ed flag football, boy’s tackle football, and youth soccer.

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Recruiting Director: Virginia Beach, Virginia

Jose Reyes. I consider it a great privilege and honor to be a College Scout on the Woods Recruiting Team. I look forward to working with and mentoring student athletes and their families as we work to achieve their college goals. Read more about Jose Reyes.

College Scout: Georgetown, Texas

Terry J. Awls. Has a passion for coaching basketball and has been involved for 20 years. He is currently coaching in the Ohio Celtics 16U AAU program. He has earned his USA Gold Basketball Certification and Interscholastic Certification through the National Federation of High Schools.

Terry was an inductee of the 2009 Birmingham Hall of Fame class and was a 2013 Jefferson Award nominee. He also coached golf for seven years at St. John’s Jesuit High School. This year he was honored by Morrison R. Waite High School with the 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award for Community and Business.

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Director of Scouting, Sylvania, Ohio

Sean Broadus was born in Washington, D.C., went to middle and high school in Dumfries, VA. He became an amateur boxer at the age of 13.  That is where he fell in love with sports. He boxed in the Junior Olympics as well as the Golden Gloves on the Junior level. After his boxing trainer became terminally ill, he turned to team sports.  As an eighth grader, Sean played football, basketball, and ran track.

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Scouting Director: Washington, D.C. Metro Area

Kelvin Nicks. I played varsity basketball from 6th through 12th grade at Mount Olive High School, home of the late legendary Steve “Air” McNair.After high school I served 7 years in the Army Reserve while attending college at William Carey University. My experiences with youth include coaching little league baseball, coaching AAU basketball, Assistant Coach at Oak Grove Middle School, Assistant Coach at North Forrest High School.

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Recruiting Director: Hattiesburg, Mississippi

I started working with Al Woods off and on throughout the years. At first I would just help with little tasks because I was working full-time when Woods Recruiting first started and I believe Al was working part-time also. I didn’t start full-time work at WR until my last job in 2013 and have been going strong since then. Read more about Marcelle Eades

Director, Player Personnel

Mike Kirkland. I fell in love with athletics at the early age of 10 playing every sport on the block of our Philadelphia home. During high school I chose to play basketball and football. I started in both earning All-Public League in both. I was awarded athletic scholarships in both as well but after spending a year at Temple University trying to play both, I soon discovered that basketball would be my choice.

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Recruiting Coordinator: North Central, Florida

Antwaun Thompson. Over 30 years of basketball coaching, teaching, and mentoring on several levels; elementary (Falling Creek Athletic Association), middle school (Falling Creek Athletic Association), high school (Meadowbrook HS), AAU (Richmond Metro) and college (Randolph College). He has been the Head JV and Varsity Boys coach at Salisbury Academy for the past five years as a volunteer.  Antwaun is also a Gold Licensed USA Basketball Coach.

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Recruiting Director: Charlotte and Greensboro, North Carolina

I just want to say, “I CAN MAKE IT HAPPEN FOR YOU”

I have a phrase that I have told every player I have coached; “ONLY YOU CAN STOP YOU FROM DOING WHAT YOU WANT TO DO.”

Read more about Willie Washington

Recruiting Director Frankfort, Kentucky

Keith has his eyes set on doing what he can do to help get young people in college.

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Recruiting Director Norwalk,Connecticut

My biggest reason to get into recruiting is for my love and passion I have for not only the game, but also the players.

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Scouting Director: North Hollywood, California

George Tunnell. A coach for twenty-five plus years in the Austin, Texas area. Coaching boys and girls private school basketball, flag football, baseball, home school, select basketball, recreation ball, teaching the love of the game, winning, and life lessons. Certified as a Double Goal Coach and certified as an Associate Trainer for Positive Coaching Alliance.

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Recruiting Director: Austin, Texas

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