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Hawks promote Joey Woody to new head track coach

Hawks promote Joey Woody to new head track coach

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 22 years ago the University of Iowa let Joey Woody get away from Iowa City--this time they made for certain they got their man.

Iowa City native, four-time All-American, and former world champion Joey Woody has been named director of track and field/cross country for the University of Iowa. Woody replaces Larry Wieczorek, who announced his retirement from the UI effective July 3.

Woody has been the associate head track and field coach for the UI since 2013 and served as assistant coach and director of sprint and hurdle events for the Hawkeyes since 2006. In addition to his coaching responsibilities, he was responsible for managing all home track and field events and assisted with the program’s budgeting and oversight of the academic achievement of its student-athletes.
 
“I am honored and excited to be the next Director of Track and Field and Cross Country at the University of Iowa,” said Woody. “As a native Iowan and lifelong Hawkeye fan, this is a dream come true for me and my family."
 
After a standout career at City High, Woody went on to a great career at Northern Iowa where he was an NCAA Champion in the 400 meter hurdles in 1997. Woody competed internationally for several years until he retired in 2005.
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