Fairmont State University announced on Thursday evening that Jason Woodman will be the 18th head football coach in the school's history.
Woodman was a 2002 graduate of Fairmont State and returns to his alma mater after extensive success at both Division I and Division II programs.
Woodman served as the offensive coordinator at Bowie State in Maryland the last two seasons. He led the Bulldogs to several school records.
Prior to his job at Bowie State, Woodman spent two years at Concord as the wide receivers and special teams coordinator, helping to bolster the Mountain Lion program.
He began his coaching career at Louisiana State University under former head coaches Nick Saban and Les Miles from 2004-06. Woodman worked as a graduate assistant under Clarksburg native Jimbo Fisher, while he was the Tigers' offensive coordinator.
Fisher was hired at Florida State in 2007, which allowed Woodman to follow to Tallahassee. He worked under legendary Seminoles head coach Bobby Bowden.
The following year, Woodman accepted a job at California (Pa.). Woodman served as the running backs coach, catapulting the Vulcans to a 13-1 overall record. California (Pa.) won its first outright Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) championship and set a school record for wins in a season. The Vulcans reached the national semifinals that year.
"We are very excited to welcome back Jason Woodman to his alma mater," Fairmont State Athletic Director Rusty Elliot said. "Jason is a great, young coaching talent who has worked for some of the best in the business and he has already had a lot of great experiences during his career."
Fairmont State will hold a press conference on Saturday, December 23 at 1 p.m. inside the Feaster Center to introduce Jason Woodman as the new head coach of the football program.