Michigan defensive analyst named new defensive coordinator at Army
Michigan has lost another staff member a day after the team’s Citrus Bowl loss to Alabama on New Year’s Day.
Defensive analyst Nate Woody has taken the job at Army to be the program’s next defensive coordinator after serving on Jim Harbaugh’s staff for one season as an analyst. Army released a story on the addition on Thursday.
Woody joins the staff under head coach Jeff Monken. He will be replacing John Loose, who will stay on the staff as an assistant head coach, the program announced. Loose was a coordinator for the Black Knights for one season.
“We are thrilled to welcome Nate Woody to the Army Team,” Monken said in a release. “Nate is a veteran coach that has led some of the nation’s top defenses year in and year out. Having faced his defenses in the past and seeing the production of his defensive units throughout his career, I am excited to have him leading our men at West Point.”
Woody was the defensive coordinator at Georgia Tech in 2018, but wasn’t retained by Geoff Collins after Paul Johnson announced his resignation following the 2018 season. Woody was also the defensive coordinator at Appalachian State (2013-17) and Wofford (2000-12).
The news of Woody’s departure comes the same day as it was announced that Michigan special teams coordinator and safeties coach Chris Partridge will take a position on Lane Kiffin’s staff at Ole Miss.