Many men have coached high school football in Alabama but few have put their personal stamp on it as many different ways as Coach Jack Wood. A graduate of Wetumpka High School and Auburn University, Coach Wood spent the first ten years of his coaching career on the staff at Auburn High School.
But his contribution to high school football was far from over. After retiring he went to work for Dr. Larry Lemak as Outreach Coordinator for Lemak Sports Medicine. He has worked tirelessly in the Birmingham area promoting sports safety among the area’s high schools. In 2005 he became the first executive director of a newly formed coaches group called the ALFCA. This group was dedicated to promoting football in the state. Coach Wood immediately began securing sponsors for the new organization. He raised monies and established scholarship programs for children of coaches and students who intend on going into coaching. He established a certificate program for All State winners; worked with the ALFCA board to present not only Coach of the year awards for the head coaches but for the assistants as well. Four years ago the ALFCA established a Lifetime Achievement Award to honor the great coaches of the past. Each year the ALFCA comes together on Montgomery to train the next generation of coaches and talk about issues concerning the state under the direction of the former Husky coach. Jack Wood has truly become the voice for high school football in the state of Alabama. No one has ever done more for football coaches and players in our state than Jack Wood.
THE ALFCA IS TODAY PROUD TO BESTOW ITS LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD UPON COACH JACK WOOD.