Jeff Woodruff graduated from Ravenna High School in 1975. While at Ravenna, Jeff participated in football, basketball, and baseball, lettering five times and taking part in four Metro League titles.
Jeff played quarterback and punted for one of the best Ravenna football teams ever. The 1975 Metro League Champions included Louie King, Paul Campbell, Russell Russo and Jeff Gilbert, to name a few.
Jeff earned a football scholarship to Kent State University. He played quarterback and defensive back for Kent State until injuries ended his football career. He earned his degree in kinesiology and graduated from Kent in 1979, receiving the George J. Altman Award which is given to the top male student in the College of Kinesiology.
Jeff began his coaching career at Kent State as a Student Assistant in 1979. He then became the Offensive Coordinator for the University of Washington, Secondary Coach for the University of Nevada at Reno, Running Back Coach for the University of Arizona, Head Football Coach for Eastern Michigan University, Assistant Head Football Coach for the University of Texas El Paso (UTEP) and the Director of Player Development for the University of Las Vegas. He was also a high school head coach in Arizona and California.
When the University of Washington won the National Championship in 1991, the team and staff were inducted into the Washington Hall of Fame.
Jeff has coached in five Rose Bowls and eighteen Bowl games.
Jeff is married to Jill James Woodruff and they have four children,
Jared, Jessica, Jordan and Janessa.
Jeff humbly accepts this award in loving memory of his brother.