Fitchburg High School
Cross Country and Track & Field

Coach Christopher B. Woods
CHRISTOPHER B. WOODS

Coach Woods addresses the team prior to travelling to Mid-Wach A rival Shrewsbury, Spring, 2000.

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Coach Woods coached men's indoor and outdoor track & field at Fitchburg High School, Fitchburg, Massachusetts, from 1983 to 2016, and men's cross country from 1994 to 2015. Coach Woods is a 1976 graduate of Fitchburg High School, where he lettered in soccer, indoor and outdoor track & field. Coach Woods competed three more seasons at the collegiate level at the University of Maine, Orono, graduating from that institution in 1980. Woods went on to complete his graduate work at Fitchburg State College in 1985, receiving a Master of Science in Counseling, with a concentration in secondary education. Besides his coaching duties, Woods was employed by the Fitchburg Public Schools from 1986 to 2016, and as a guidance counselor from 1989 to 2016. He retired from Guidance and Coaching at Fitchburg High School in June of 2016.

COACHING HISTORY

POSITION
SCHOOL
SPORT
YEARS
Head Coach
Memorial Middle School
Soccer
1987-1988
Head Coach
B.F. Brown Middle School
Cross Country
1989-1993
Assistant Coach
Fitchburg High School
Outdoor Track & Field
1983
Head Coach
Fitchburg High School
Outdoor Track & Field
1984-2016
Head Coach
Fitchburg High School
Indoor Track & Field
1983-2016
Head Coach
Fitchburg High School
Cross Country
1994-2015

COACHING STATISTICS

YEARS COACHING
34
SEASONS
96

CAREER RECORD
WINS
LOSSES
TIES
Overall Record
353
341
1
High School
312
311
1

CROSS COUNTRY
ACCOMPLISHMENTS
1994 District E State Qualifying Meet, Division I, First Runners-Up
M.I.A.A. State Meet, Division I, 16th Place
1999 District E State Qualifying Meet, Division I, First Runners-Up
M.I.A.A. State Meet, Division I, 10th Place
2001 District E State Qualifying Meet, Division I, First Runners-Up
M.I.A.A. State Meet, Division I, 10th Place
2001 Wachusett Invitational Class A Meet, Team Champions
2005 Mid-Wach Class A League Meet, Team Champions

INDOOR
TRACK & FIELD
ACCOMPLISHMENTS
1999 M.I.A.A. State Class C Meet, Team Runners-Up
2000 District E, Division I Meet, Team Champions
1999, 2000, & 2002 Mid-Wach Class A League Meet, Team Champions
2000 M.I.A.A. State Class C Relay Meet, Team Runners-Up
1999 & 2000 Mid-Wach Class A League Relay Meet, Team Champions
2000 & 2002 Undefeated Seasons
1995 & 1999 M.I.A.A. All-State Meet, Individual Champion - Men's 55 Meter High Hurdles
2005 M.I.A.A. All-State Meet, Individual Champion - Women's High Jump
2015 M.I.A.A. All-State Meet, Individual Champion - Men's Shot Put
2015 New England Meet, Individual Champion - Men's Shot Put

OUTDOOR
TRACK & FIELD
ACCOMPLISHMENTS
1990, 2000, 2002, & 2003 District E All-Class Meet, Team Champions
1989, 1990, & 2000 District E Division I Relay Meet, Team Champions
2001 District E Class A Meet, Team Champions
1993 & 1996 District E Class B Meet, Team Champions
1996, 1999, & 2003 District E Decathlon, Team Champions
2003 District E Decathlon, Individual Champion
2003 & 2016 District E Weight Men's Pentathlon, Team Champions
2003 & 2016 District E Weight Men's Pentathlon, Individual Champion
1989 Midland Class A League Meet, Team Champions
1990 Mid-Wach Class B League Meet, Team Champions
1992, 1996, 1999, 2000, & 2003 Mid-Wach Class A League Meet, Team Champions
1989, 1990, 1996, 1999, 2000, & 2003 Undefeated Seasons
1990 M.I.A.A. All-State Meet, Team Second Runner-Up
1990 M.I.A.A. All-State Meet, Individual Champion - Men's 400 Meters
2005 & 2006 M.I.A.A. All-State Meet, Individual Champion - Women's High Jump
2015 M.I.A.A. All-State Meet, Individual Champion - Men's Shot Put
1994 New England Championship Meet, Individual Champion - Men's Long Jump

COACHING HONORS
June 15, 2000 - Coach Woods was honored by the Sentinel and Enterprise as the 2000 Coach of the Year, for Northern Worcester County High School Sports.
March 5, 2001 - Coach Woods was honored by the Massachusetts State Track Coaches' Association, when he was selected 2000 Coach of the Year, for Spring track & field. For more on these noteworthy events click here.
April 15, 2013 - Coach Woods was honored by the Massachusetts State Track Coaches' Association, when he was selected 2012 Central MA Coach of the Year, for Spring track & field. For more on this honor click here.
June 3, 2017 - Coach Woods was honored by the Massachusetts State Track Coaches' Association, when he was inducted into the Massachusetts Coaches Hall of Fame.
November 5, 2017 - Coach Woods was honored by the Fitchburg High School Hall of Fame Committee, when he was inducted into the Fitchburg High School Hall of Fame.

COACHING AND TRACK & FIELD AFFILIATIONS
Coach Woods has also gained coaching certification through the National Federation State High School Associations's American Sport Education Program, Coaches Principles Course, 1998, and through the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association's Coaches Principles Course, 1998. Woods was also certified as a USAT&F Level I Coach in all events in 1985, and became Level II Coach certified in the sprints, hurdles and relays in 2000.

Coach Woods is affiliated with the following track & field organizations: certified USAT&F Official; certified Central Massachusetts T&F Officials Association, President; Massachusetts State Track Coaches Association, Executive Board member, Central Massachusetts Representative; District E Track & Field Committee, Executive Board member; and a member of USAT&F.

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