Former Coach Dies

Posted Wednesday, December 5, 2012 - 8:13pm

Jack Woodward, 79, a stalwart member of the USU Eastern Alumni Association who served both as its chair and as a member of the Board of Trustees died last week.

As a student, Woodward played baseball, basketball and football for Carbon College.  In baseball he was twice All-ICAC selection. He served his country as a U.S. Marine Corp. captain.

Later he was selected by the college to be an assistant baseball coach and then as the head coach.  When football was resurrected at College of Eastern Utah in the ‘80s, Woodward was hired as an assistant coach.

Those who attended Carbon High probably remember him as a football, basketball and baseball coach.  He will long be remembered as the man who taught students to keep their hands on the steering wheel at 10 and 2 while teaching drivers education.  He also taught math for many years at CHS.

All of Woodward’s four children are graduates of CEU.

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